, I lived in the UK through the period you're talking about. Sorry, but your assertion is utter nonsense. Only handguns and semi-automatics were outlawed after the Dunblane school massacre and Hungerford shootings. Shotguns are still fairly widely owned in rural areas. Several of my friends and family use them to shoot game.
But there was never widespread ownership of firearms in the UK, and never a 'gun culture' nor frequent use of guns to protect against 'home invasion'. Burglary rates correlate more to economic cycles than anything else, and they've declined in recent years. And I remember very wide agreement across British society that outlawing most guns was a good thing. Again, what's your source for calling bullshit?
Please don't assume the very unique american gun culture is shared by any other country in the world. It really isn't.