anti gun leaders are dishonest
its not about a main goal of increasing public safety with the collateral damage being our rights
rather the main goal is damaging our rights and the collateral damage is public safety!
gun control (and by that I mean laws that are mainly directed at honest citizens such as waiting periods, bans on scary looking firearms, and the pathetically moronic magazine limits) is pushed for several reasons
1) the original reason--to serve as a shield for the Democrats who were being bludgeoned by Nixon and others as being soft on violent street crime
2) to punish organizations (mainly) and individuals (secondly) who called BS on #1 and noted that the Dems were pretending to be tough on crime when in reality they were defending street criminals with ineffective nonsense that actually made the lives of violent thugs easier and safer
3) and for the low grade morons-they actually believe that such laws will trickle down and impede some criminals
now those who merely support gun control --#3 is a lot more prevalent with a fair amount of sticking it to gun owners.