In Europe the "culture of firearms" isn't very developed, and the opponent of the right of firearms are listened by the newspapers, and the population in particular in France but also eisewhere in europe think that firearms of honest citizens are responsible of crimes. For example the film Bowling for Columbine that contains especially many lies has been well accomodated in France ,) It is most easy to make laws constraining for people who respect the laws than search illegal firearms of delinquents who makes fun of laws of gun control
In France without a hunting permit or a licence of shooting all the firearms are forbidden for the population, even a simple .22 lr rifle or a shotgun cal 12.
Only the firearms of defense with rubber ammunitions are in free sale, but it need a certificate of a doctor its firearms like this :
And for the handguns and longguns in military calibers the autorization must be renewed each 3 years, and if the person forget to renew the autorization before the 3 years it is the confiscation of all the guns (without compensation of the price of the firearms)
would it just as fun to shoot a paintball gun vs. the ones in the link ?
I'm sorry for you and your prediciment of your country
It seems totally odd for me but everyone has there own ways