True story (I was thereat the time)
Frenchman walks into a gun dealer.
I would like to buy a rifle.
Do you have a Firearms License the gun dealer asks.
Yes I have a French License.
Then you cannot buy a rifle as you need a British License. You can however buy an air rifle.
Ok I'll have one of those.
The Dealer casually ask what he intends to use it for.
I want to shoot the pigeons that sit on our roof... I can get a good shot from the street.
The Dealer looked at him and said you will probably need a bullet proof vest then.
The Frenchman asked why - do British pigeons carry guns?
No replied the Gun Dealer, but Police firearms officers do!