This isn't political correctness.
Make no mistake about that.
This is taking a simple look at the situation and saying "why in the name of all that is holy are we shooting ourselves in the foot yet AGAIN?"
It's painfully evident to me that gunowners are, collectively the worst enemy we could ever hope to have, and this is just another, albeit somewhat less obtrusive, example of it.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.