Remember the Saturday Night Special propaganda of the 70s? This was classic bait and switch: anti-gun bigots pretended that they only wanted to outlaw these few very specific cheap little handguns that only criminals would have any use for, but wrote laws broad enough to outlaw many handguns, or even all of them. Supposedly Saturday Night Specials only had one purpose, and that was to kill people. Where have we heard that lately?
Saturday Night Specials were said to be cheap, and their low quality (plus their status as a weapon) meant no decent person would want one; only criminals would have a use for a cheap little handgun. Now they go after the ones at the other end of the spectrum, and still saying there is no right to bear arms.