Sorry Nexxo, but they're actually. In most european countries you can join a shooters club and you'll get the permit for buying guns needed to perform this sport and that includes anything from .22 to .45 revolvers or semi-automatics and/or .22 rifles. Additionally there's allways the hunting-licenses that will let you buy rifles and pistols. Where I'm living - in Finland - you don't even need to take that road and simply apply for a license at the police office, and if you don't have any records you'll simply get your license. If that's not easy, then what is?