Well let's see. On the one hand, we have people, fellow citizens, who for whatever reason just do not like firearms. And no matter how much we may try to convince them otherwise, they are set in their ways and we are not going to change this. But with these people, it is not enough that they don't like them and don't want to own them.. they don't want anyone else to own them either.
Then there are the "authorities", government if you will. Their anti-gun stances have less to do with not liking guns and quite a bit more to do with controlling the "masses". And how do you do this? One way is to diminish gun ownership through various means until you have reached the point of banning them outright.
The first paragraph speaks of the pawns, the useful idiots, which are tools for those mentioned in the second paragraph and it is those in the second paragraph whose goals, while ultimately the same as the ones in the first, are more sinister and dangerous. We need to watch both and remain vigilant, but it is those in the second paragraph who are in positions to affect the loss of our liberties.