It's not about crime!
We need to understand that only the foolish and gullible believe that gun control is about reducing crime. Gun control is about reducing us to the level of serfs to be exploited for the benefit of an elite. That has been the pattern throughout history. Even before guns were invented, peasants were kept unarmed for the benefit of the nobility.
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Governments are about the acquisition, extention, and exercise of power by an elite, who will then use that power to rule a peasantry for fun and profit.
Sauron lives, and his orc minions are on the march.