Weapons control has been around for centuries. In Elizabethan England London had rules governing the length of swords. They had rules that only "gentlemen" (nobles)could carry swords and a variety of other regulations regarding dirks, pikes and other weapons.
Some religious groups have actively worked for gun control since they first settled in the mid Atlantic region prior to the Revolutionary War.
This is not a recent phenomena,
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