Here's an excellent introduction to where gun control laws came from, and what motivated them. Massachusetts gun laws are prominently featured - not surprising if you know just how racist Boston really is.
I'd never heard of the Deacons for Defense. Quite a story. The Second Amendment Sisters is prominent in this video, and is an exact analogue. And the War on Drugs is directly - correctly, in my view* - compared to Prohibition.
The comments at Youtube are illuminating, although you'll want to take a shower afterwards.
* You can learn everything you need to know about the War on Drugs by reading the text of the Twenty First Amendment.