Says Ride Fast, and I think he’s right.
I think there is also an element of forbidden fruit too. Guns are fascinating and if they’re also bad at the same time, they wind up being objects of fetish. That’s where you get the idea that “guns kill”. If it’s the guns that do the killing, then it makes perfect sense that if we get rid of the guns then killing will stop.
Sure it’s insane, but the inmates are in charge of the asylum now.