That's not what he said. What he said was that he hoped it would remain possible for us to gain a lot of practical experience with various handguns. In other words, he hopes our firearms aren't criminalized as has happened in other countries whose citizens no longer have the opportunity that we have to gain practical experience with various handguns.
Thank you, John, that's exactly what I wanted to point out. Though here in Austria we still better off than e.g. in Germany or, worst, the UK. Well, seems I have to work on my English, after all, given all these misunderstandings with my posts...
And thanks again to all others for your opinion and statements!