The issue is that the modern ruling elites don't want guns in the hands of individuals. But the Constitution
When someone(s) attack my family I want to be just as, or better armed than they. What you people on the left (nanny state socialists) fail to comprehend, is there is a difference between bad, evil, people on one side, and responsible people who desire to protect themselves on the other. All reasonible persons believe a person has a right to life and a right to self preservation and protection. But despot, tyranical rulers do not share that belief. They fear the people with the power to over-throw them and will not stop until the people are helpless.