In England, they find a way… From the Telegraph:

Criminals are increasingly using antique guns in a bid to get around UK gun laws, the Director of Public Prosecutions has warned.

Offenders are using old fashioned firearms which they can claim are “ornaments or curiosities” if they are caught in possession of them.

Under the law, possession of antique weaponry is lawful so long as the firearms are only used for ornamental purposes.

But if they are used for criminal purposes or fired, and the owner has not licensed it appropriately, then the exemption is lost.

Here’s a picture of a gun used there recently to murder someone:



Beauty, huh? Nicely restored! However, apparently it’s functional.