I noticed when I first started acquiring firearms a few years back people seemed to trade and exchange guns a lot more than they do now. I’m not sure if it is fear of regulation or what, but people just seem to hold on to guns more so than before. Also, I suspect more guns get destroyed than they did in the past either by apprehensive owners who “turn them in” or guns used in illegal activity.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman