No, those statements were far before when he was a backbencher in the IL senate and the issue was not really even before the legislature. Conservatives forgive all of Trump’s previous positions (and the racist campaign literature of Jesse Helms and of Ron Paul) but this is your ‘aha!’ moment? I think not.
I’m in denial about what he did? I don’t seem to recall any confiscation program but I’m sure that you and the NRA can point one out. Somehow.
Gun control? Every person in American favors gun control or children would carry pistols in their lunchboxes. The area where reasonable people differ is the extent and details of gun control.
Where many people fail to make the crucial distinction is as to confiscation. There has been no such confiscation effort.