People are often afraid of handguns because they're apparently easy to conceal, much easier to conceal than a long gun. But really, it depends on the handgun, the larger handguns are not all that easy to conceal. A really small handgun such as a Ruger LC380 will be easy to conceal. On the other hand, a handgun such as the one that Clint Eastwood used when he played Dirty Harry, a Smith & Wesson .44 Magnum is going to be really hard, if not impossible, to conceal in your clothes, unless you're wearing really heavy clothes. In the scenes where Clint Eastwood apparently had the gun concealed under his clothes in his shoulder holster, either the camera was at an angle where you couldn't see it or if the scene didn't call for it he wouldn't even be wearing it. So that being said, I can see why some people might want to more strictly regulate smaller handguns but larger handguns should be deregulated, they should be no more regulated than long guns.