Nearly 3,000 guns were lost by or stolen from people registered to hold them in the past five years, according to figures obtained by the BBC.
More than half of these weapons were shotguns.
The data was released following a Freedom of Information request to the Home Office.
The Gun Control Network, a group which raises awareness of the dangers of guns, called the figures “horrendous and frightening”.
A Home Office spokesman said firearms legislation protects public safety while ensuring controls are practical and proportionate.
The reason why so many of them are shotguns, as that’s one of the easiest guns to get in the UK.
And of course their anti-rights goons are fixing for MORE restrictions (BTW they are the same people who made it a serious crime to have a Swiss Army knife in your pocket, and allowing the police to search you if they fucking feel like it). You think our anti-rights cult are any different?