The goal isnt to ban guns its to ban liberty.
Whether guns are completely out of the hands of civilians or not is irrelevant. The point is to have that "legal" tool they need to get rid of people the ruling class deems dangerous.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
"I crapped my pants to avoid the draft!!" -Ted Nugent