Smoke and Mirrors. Anti Gun people have weaseled their way into State governments and little by little adding more and more regulations under the guise of "Public Safety". City people live in a different environment than rural people. They have Police right around the corner that can be on top of a situation ASAP.
Rural people live completely different than city people. It is not unusual for me to see a black bear walk across my property. I don't bother the bear and the bear doesn't bother me. If an intruder ever tried to break into my house, it would take 30 to 40 minutes for the State Police to arrive, on a good day. So, I would have to defend myself. So far that has not been necessary, but I keep a firearm right next to were I sleep. I hunt Coyotes. or at least I try too, and go to the range for fun. I don't own any semi auto anything. I have a Right to keep and bear arms, no matter what any anti gun Liberal says.