84% of Brits in online poll want ban on handguns lifted

That result is from a Daily Telegraph poll on what "private bills" the British public would like to see passed.

The Blaze:

The United Kingdom is often held up as a successful example of gun control by those on the left.  But a recent poll by the Daily Telegraph, one of England's most widely-read publications, shows Britons themselves are far from sold on the laws.

In a poll asking readers what laws they would like to see introduced or changed, an overwhelming number of voters chose "repeal the ban on hand guns and re-open shooting clubs."

"After all, why should only criminals be 'allowed' to possess guns and shoot unarmed, defenceless citizens and police officers?" reader Colliemum wrote.

The Blaze provides a screen shot of the results:

A distant second, at 7%, was passage of a flat tax.

It should be noted that the poll is not very scientific and since it was published online, the chances of more than a few Americans participating in the vote are considerable.

Nevertheless, it appears that a significant percentage of the English people would like the option of defending themselves with a handgun.