Although I sympathise with Stollenwerk that the law needs clarifying, I think if people must play with big boys' toys, they should do so at a firing range or otherwise keep them under lock and key.
In which case, Alex dearest, the guns are of absolutely fuck all use in defending oneself, wouldn't you agree? I know that you are English and probably a bit dim, but how about thinking outside your somewhat pusillanimous box for a second?
Of course, if you would prefer that your friend was raped (for the lack of any defence) because her gun made you feel uncomfortable, why not just tell her that?—I am sure that both her and her gun would not trouble you again.
If our friend had turned up and put her Glock on the kitchen counter while she enjoyed dinner, I think I would have been more than a little nervous – particularly if I'd said something to offend her.
Because, of course, anyone who owns a gun is just itching to shoot someone with it, aren't they? Although, if you are as fucking annoying in person as you come across in this article, Alex, I can understand your trepidation...