No, I don't think the government created the push. They are just using it to their advantage.
Sure they are - that's the nature of what politicians do. It's all to easy to blame "government". But, when you have to start taking a good hard look at who your own family and neighbors are and what they stand for - well, some people would rather just blame the government to avoid conflict.
The bottom line is: Guns are not the problem, Government is not the problem, PEOPLE
are the problem.