Natural tendency is for a monopoly on power to be sought by the government. Like 2nd law of thermodynamics it must be recogized and dealt with moment by moment.
That's what drives gun control. It's about control. Not so much guns.
An armed citizenry really cramps statist's and tyrant's style.
"It is true, the yeomanry of the country possess the lands, the weight of property, possess arms, and are too strong a body of men to be openly offended --- and therefore, it is urged, they will take care of themselves, that men who shall govern will not dare pay any disrespect to their opinions. "
Federal Farmer (Richard Henry Lee)