And more concerned with taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens than with keeping criminals armed with rocks, sticks, and fists from brutalizing those law-abiding citizens.
But the root of this is that Britain has a socialist mindset -- Labour advances socialism and the Tories preserve it until Labour takes power again -- and socialism is fundamentally criminal at its root, being based on the confiscation (pronounced, "theft") of lawfully-earned property for the benefit of the idle. Hence a socialist state is almost guaranteed to take the side of criminals against the side of the law-abiding and productive. The socialists know who their friends are.
I wouldn't say it is socialism, but rather, a mindset that believes fundamentally power flows from those who are in charge. Sure, there are concepts of liberty, constraints of the political leaders' power, but deep down the source of power is granted to people from the Crown, and it is deemed common sense over in Britain to believe that to maintain order in society, that government should do something "deemed sensible" in the way of combating disorder.
Because of this belief, explaining the US's Second Amendment might as well be talking to them in Malay.
LOL and the root cause of crime in other countries is: