Anti-gunners arrived when guns arrived. There has always been a push on the part of someone (usually those in power, who wanted to retain power) to keep weapons of all sorts out of the hands of "undesirables."
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman