There are still a LOT of localities in the United States that ban individuals from carrying firearms. But take a look at this...
Yes, that's a picture of Eleanor Roosevelt's carry permit, issued in 1957 (good only in Upstate New York, not New York City). We bet she knew how to use her gun, too. And here's a question you might ask of bureaucrats and anti-gun "activists" who still refuse to allow people to exercise their Second Amendment rights:
The decades-long campaign to erase the Second Amendment and take guns out of the hands of private citizens hasn't succeeded. But it has had a psychological effect on society. "Mass shootings" get wall-to-wall media coverage and generate fresh calls to ban certain, or all, types of weapons. But are mass shootings commonplace these days? No.