- She’s grandstanding for her local electorate.
- It’s a feint to draw the attention away from the economic depression.
- She’s got some terminal disease and wants to become a martyr instead.
- She thinks this is the best time to actually accomplish a full ban on modern defensive arms.
Could be a combination of those factors. Just looking around, I see many formerly anti-gun people buying weapons, getting training and carry permits. I don’t think this is going to get very far.