It's not short-sighted at all. It's a long-term plan and they don't really care how long it takes. They don't care if the laws are effective or logical. They care that they can gradually change public perception and make people think that guns are evil and unnecessary. They care they there will gradually be fewer and fewer gun owners and fewer and fewer defenders of those gun owners. They want all firearms eliminated and they'll take as long as is required to get it done.
Still happily answering to the call-sign Peetza.
You do not HAVE a soul. You ARE a soul. You HAVE a body.
He is no fool who gives what he can not keep to gain what he can not lose.
-Jim Eliott, paraphrasing Philip Henry.