The demand for gun control is transitional based on demand. In colonial times, guns were used to take over land and suppress any uprisings, then to control slaves.
After American Independence, it transitioned into an industry, and the features of guns began matching their purpose and demand at the time. The needs transitioned to hunting and national defence.
By the 1960s around the time that JFK was assassinated, the gun control debate re-emerged, which echoed demands from the 1930s to reduce gun violence.
At the time, African Americans also found it necessary to arm themselves against the brutality of the police and white mob violence.
Armed demonstrations took place in the late 1960s by the Black Panthers leading to Regan enacting control measures.
Thereafter in the 1970s, the reasons for the right to bear arms became self-defence.
Marketing for guns is aimed to appeal to white males. Approval for firearms is disproportionately refused to minorities. It is found that states that have looser gun controls enforce penalties against the possession of illegal weapons more harshly, usually against minorities.
Factors such as the social and political landscape at the time, the gun manufacturer interest and influence have an impact on what regulations if any come in.
Possession or dispossession can negatively affect minorities. Lack of possession makes them victims to gun violence with the lack of approval, and possession brands them as criminals, even if in defence.
If demand is transitional, then like the Black Panther armed protest event, the legal structure may change around it to exert control depending on the political agenda at the time.