If we were to become the legitimate 51st state of the USA then we would most likely be automatically afforded the rights and protections under the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and its amendments. Therefore whether we want or need guns becomes pretty much irrelevant. That being said, states and local governments in the US do control how easy (or hard) it is to obtain (legal) firearms and carry permits and whether you can carry them in public or not.In the UK the vast majority of people don't even have access to a gun. This is why mass shootings are so much more rarer here than in the US. So thanks, but not thanks. We don't want or need US style guns laws.