Hello I'm new to this site but I've read many of the interesting issues that come up, I am partly disabled an live in the U.K I have a conviction for possession of cannabis which ruined my career in teaching (that's another story). I went to private school in a lovely part of Surrey, I never saw myself becoming like this, scared in my own house and unemployed for the foreseeable future.
I was burgled luckily I was not in at the time but it did come to mind my health being what it is even if I was in Id have had to sit there an hope not to be attacked. The police will not grant me a licence as my conviction (11 years ago £15 of cannabis) even with my personal references I was told I am not eligible to own a handgun licence an probably never would be. However owning a shotgun licence is a whole different matter but as I don't want a 4 foot long bulky thing its not something id even consider. The laws over here are bent in all the wrong directions and benefit very few people it seems when it comes to defending house/home/family/life. If anyone can give me any thought's Id be interested to hear if anyone else is in a similar situation. Thanks DD