You know what else was banned from law abiding citizens?
Selling new cars without airbags.
I never once heard the auto manufacturers say "The government is seeking to ban from law abiding citizens the sale of new cars without air bags."
It's a circular statement. Laws change all of the time. The day before a law is passed, there are "law abiding citizens". The day after the law is passed, there are citizens who choose to continue to be law abiding, and those who do not.
In no other context, does anyone proclaim this tautology as if it were a substantive argument.