It turned out to be a lousy water gun - I can piss better, so will have to look for a more high powered one next time - It was an ebay special.
As for guns over here it is mainly Farmers that have shotguns to keep the pests from their crops, foxes and pigeons and stuff like that.
We get some people that have airguns - I think you can legally walk into a shop at a certain age and buy one of those things, I had one when I was younger but generally fired at targets in the garden.
There are clay pigeon shooting clubs not too far from me, I had a go of my uncles shotgun once down there and some of the other members came over and asked me to try theirs, Some are different weights and lengths but I never went back after that.
Shotguns have to have a license and are to be kept in a cabinet concreted to the wall (or something along those lines) I think you even have to show your license to purchase shells for a shotgun.
Apart from that there isn't much going on over here in the UK, crossbows and archery are really in specialist areas where you can pay for tuition.
We have had a few nut jobs go crazy over the last few years but I can count on 1 hand, we are pretty tame over here.
However we have some bull**** laws, it is still dodgy ground if you seriously harm someone that has broken into your property - I think things are getting better for the home owner but If it still a grey area.