You’d think that with handguns
banned heavily restricted* that things like this would be impossible.
It’s like gun control doesn’t stop crime or something.
* Roberta X, in comments has pointed out that gun laws in Northern Ireland are not quite as restrictive as in (Formerly Great) Britain
However a firearm certificate for a personal protection weapon will only be authorised where the Police Service of Northern Ireland deems there is a ‘verifiable specific risk’ to the life of an individual and that the possession of a firearm is a reasonable, proportionate and necessary measure to protect their life.