Something else to remember when discussing firearms: The “modern” firearm is actually a 19th and early 20th century technology. It is so well understood that anyone can make one with minimal equipment.
We’re not going to put this genie back in the bottle. Before we talk regulations, we should all understand just how old and well understood guns are.
Borchardt Pistol – First successful semi-automatic pistol, introduced in 1893. 119 years old.