When government does not trust its citizens it enacts legislation to curtail the citizens. Gun control is government saying they do not trust the people with guns. Why do they fear people having guns?
Today, more and more people feel comfortable that their governments will take care of us, not only to ensure our safety but to protect our freedom as individuals. At the same time, however, many are saying nowadays that they would rather willingly give up their rights in the belief that a benevolent government will step in and defend them against evil.