The Canadian laws are preventative in the publics view, no one really sees us as a threat. The replica laws keep our growing drug mobs from easily being able to impersonate swat or police. This is an ongoing problem as one crew can quietly remove another by impersonating the common enemy.
We know way to many possable outcomes that are negative to honestly want the law abborted and yet we struggle with the rammifications. When we realize that what is available is in a way functional its offenses will be less obviouse. And yes I choose Canada because I know our law men have no problem letting me go on with my hobby, as long as no one calls them about it.