Our Founding Fathers knew this and gave us the Second Amendment, which politicians and pussies (but I repeat myself) have been trying to rid us of ever since.
The Nazis knew this and first disarmed the Jews, then the rest of the population.
In Switzerkand, as many know, military service is compulsory and, when your service is finished, you are required to take your government provided rifle home and maintain it and practice with it for the rest of your life.
What are the chances we can get Uncle Barry to provide rifles to the population?
Free Men Own Guns, Slaves Don't
To Enslave a Nation, Disarm the Citizens.