"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings."
- Japanese Dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Yup. That's kind of the point, which is why every dictator, every tyrant, throughout history has opposed private ownership of arms.