When a war comes to America, just remember that chance favors the prepared. Gun crime is lowest in America where ownership is highest. Gun crime is highest in America where gun laws are the strictest. Why fools like you always try to look ELSEWHERE and assume that what might work for them must obviously work for us as well is beyond me. Meantime the country you tout, Japan, needs US to protect them! In America now, kids fear guns, are harassed by their school just for SAYING the word, for drawing a picture, for pointing a finger and saying Bang. In Russia, children are taught to be firearms experts, and to handle them as safely and easily as they would anything else. If it ever comes to war between the USA and Russia, whose side do you think will be better prepared to win? Where will be all of your high ideals if someday a Russian is standing over you with his AK pointed at your head? What good will your ideals be to you then???