What about demands for regulations on weapon manufacturers as opposed to a consumer-regulation/patrol type police based regulation?
Depends on what you mean. In general, it is a sophistic distinction. Guns are not like seat belts or cigarettes, insofar as a guns *intended* purpose is to kill something. Call me a cynic, but I don't think that even those hypocrite liberal politicians (you know, the ones with big houses in safe neighbourhoods with police protection and impossible-to-obtain concealed carry permits) believe the BS they spew about magazine capacity or bump stocks or whatever.