There's not even a question. We have "their" own words. "They" want a complete and total ban on firearms, which will culminate in confiscation.
The bigger question is, who are "they" and who are simply the well-meaning, clueless minions.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
The problem, as you so eloquently put it, is choice.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.