Go back to 1813, Kentucky passed a law banning concealed carry, it was knocked down by the Kentucky Court of Appeals in 1822 because it violated the state constitution of the right to keep and bear arms.
Georgia passed a law in 1837 banning the sale of pistols small enough to be carried in a pocket or otherwise were concealable. The Georgia Supreme Court overturned it in 1846.
Both laws were racist in origin as their attempt to keep arms out of the hands of Negroes who were considered then to not be full citizens or fully human. The genteel south had a very dark side and that side kept pushing and pushing till we ended up having a civil war over it. Look around the web and even on this site about all the talk of secession, and civil war against the establishment as represented by the lawmakers inside the belt line. Our 2nd amendment is that important and any attempt by the anti-gunners tend to make us a little testy.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.