When the Germans invaded France, the first thing they did was get the list of gun owners, stored at the local police station, and send armed troops to collect all the guns. That made any resistance pretty much nonexistent. A unarmed populace is way easier to dominate.
My rights come from my Creator not my government. My government protects my rights! If my government can give a right it can take it away, think about driving, too many tickets, your license is gone!! The Constitution is there to protect our rights, it was written to LIMIT THE FEDERAL IMPERIAL GUBMINT NOT TO LIMIT US!!
What if you needed 50 stickers on you car to drive across the country, and one state denied you a sticker, due to the horsepower of your car?