http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1061346517 (Biden: Obama Considering 'Executive Order' to Deal With Guns | The Weekly Standard)
So it's less of a concern. Also, I think our social safety net is much stronger then the U.S. social safety nets, which I believe means that less people are left to fall through into madness.
To its credit, the conservative party here did recently destroy the long gun registry (small arms) at any rate. The downside is that long guns are pretty much the only weapon that almost all civilians are allowed to own. To be honest, I would love it if we could trust our governments to never use such registries to confiscate weapons, but history has taught us time and again that tyranical governments frequently do confiscate people's weapons right before becoming completely totalitarian and having a registry can almost be seen as someone posting a sign on people's backs labelled "grab my guns whenever you please, I've already told you I have some".