Just as state schooling is not about education, but about the state, gun control is not about guns: It’s about control.
A citizen who can fend for himself when the predators come or the schools fail is less inclined to look to the state for sustenance and oversight in other areas of life.
To progressives, that’s an invitation to anarchy.
To the men who wrote the Second Amendment, it was a condition of citizenship in a free republic.
It’s what free men did, and do.