I think that she was just saying that to appeal to people who were are anti-gun and or who are just fed up with gun violence (I guess that would include most people.). Pandering! She wasn't saying this when she ran against Obama. But she might have a point, as guns are pretty much designed to be made to kill or cause bodily harm. That's pretty much the purpose of them, so it's different than knives, cars or alcohol. Although she should have just come out and SAID that she's for ending gun manufacturing or for making drugs illegal, because if you go after the gun MANUFACTURERS (Who, by the way, don't sell to the public.), that's pretty much what's going to happen. Also, who makes guns for the cops? Duh!
It's in our core belief system, its integral to how we formed and broke away from the British and comes from a view that we should be ready to rise up and over throw our government if it becomes so out of line another revolution is needed.
They are never going to just be able to make such fast blanket changes to our nature. It has to occur organically and over time. One persons Facism is another persons Freedom, and sometimes it just depends on what side of the issue you agree with whom is which.