As we all know, in Britain we are not allowed to privately own handguns ( apart from black powder ones). And any private firearm ownership is made as complicated and difficult as possible. My query; American bases - and here I picture places like Lakenheat and Mildenhall - are on British soil, but are regarded by Yanks, and others, to be American reservations, with their own currency, language and customs. They can even bypass civilian procedures in criminal law by virtue of The Visiting Forces Act. So, does the firearms act apply on these bases? Or can they own and use privately owned handguns? And other weapons. No real reason for the query, apart from an idle thought as I drove past Lakenheath last night.