The Psychological Origins of the Gun Control Fantasy

I saw a link to this 2016 article on Twitter today:

From the article: The issue goes deeper than laws. It’s also psychological. The underlying assumption in gun control/gun bans involves a subconscious fantasy. It’s basically: “If guns are against the law, then I will not have to see them or think about them. It will be as if they don’t exist.” End of story, psychologically.

Yet the reality is otherwise. People will continue to acquire and own guns, and use them, whether the government outlaws them (or further restricts them), or not. If guns become completely illegal, then peaceful gun owners will go underground, and millions of Americans who would never harm a fly will become potential criminals overnight.