Sounds like they want to get rid of them for some other purpose and are using violent crime as a front.
Gun control is about control, not crime reduction. The ultimate goal is for us not to have guns so the government can't be afraid of us. But as long as we stick to our teeth it won't happen.
And Chickman, that channel is TheHossUSMC. He has a really good channel on YouTube with gun reviews, shooting, and firearm political issues. Check him out.