Collectivism can't account for the infinite expression of individuality, so it must group individuals into finite buckets. Each bucket fits a class of people. Individuals must be controlled within their respective bucket by rules that define what they are allowed to do and have. Trust is rendered accordingly. Reactive laws don't fit this model very well. For example, unless you fit into a trusted "enforcement" bucket, you can't be trusted with a firearm. So rather than a reactive law making you accountable and responsible for what you do with a firearm, you're simply not allowed to have one.
In contrast, a society that embraces individualism deals with behavioral diversity by defining reactive rules of what is acceptable and what is not. You may own and do what you want, but you have not violated the rules until you've actually imposed on someone else. Individuals can own and use firearms, but they may not murder people with them. You are responsible and accountable for how you use your firearm.
Of course no one but an elitist would prefer the former unless they come up with some bull**** story that you're too unsafe with the latter.