Your right RAMMAC the racist past of gun control laws need to be addressed. In the south after the War of Northern Aggression gun control laws were used to keep arms out of the hands of newly freed slaves. The purpose of which was to keep them unarmed and defenseless.In my mind the problem stems from the fallout from The War of Northern Aggression. .
Up North in the early 20th Century, laws like the Sullivian Act (pasted in 1911) were passed to keep weapons out of the hands of newly arriving immigrants. I think the 2nd Amendment supporters don't beat this drum loud enough and long enough.
Gun Control has a very Racist past.