The UK example is only partly useful.
In the UK there was proposed legislation that was going to committee and open to be modified. There is no such bill here.
In addition the regulatory exemption for airsoft which resulted in the UK is not much protection at all. All that can be said about the UK experience is that once the attack was commenced, they found a way to survive it.
It was a re-active move, not a pro-active one.
When the elephants fight, it is bad for the grass. When the elephants make love, it is also bad for the grass.