Because people delude themselves into thinking that death by crime in a city is trumped by the "higher" cause of keeping so many sheep comfortable. When in reality, IMO, since there is a greater likelihood a person's going to find violent crime in a city, then the need to have an armed citizenry is greater in town.Why is OC prohibited in Denver?
One of the many instances of the ability of humans to bow to the pressure of the masses, even when it's a life and death decision.
BTW, Portland does the same thing, here, as do many of the larger towns. Dumb x2.