I’ve said for a while now that you can judge the true effectiveness of gun control by the actions of the people on the wrong side of the gun.
They successfully robbed two groups of people before getting their gun taken away by a member of the third.
The first two groups handed over their property without arguing because they knew it was all too likely that the gun was real. They knew it could be real because they aren’t stupid. They know that gun control is a failure, and they know that trusting that gun control works would get them killed.