Re: Why now?
"Speaking as a Kraut, I am happy we do not have a gun proliferation as in other places."
Speaking as a Brit, don't look at us or Japan when you're saying that.
The gun nuts in the US argue that their guns are needed to protect them from possible power abuse by the State. But German history shows that when there were lots of guns in circulation (post WW1), their owners ended up on the side that overthrew the democratic Republic. It's not surprising that the NRA tends to avoid discussion of Great Britain, Germany and Japan.