It’s all about power and control… of you and yours. With the Endgame being mass disarmament (except for the Elites, their goons and enforcers and certain folks with pockets deep enough to influence the Elites).
Political power grows from the barrel of a rifle. Whoever has the rifles, has the power. Once you are disarmed, you are a slave. Actually, worse than a slave. You are a cow to be milked and then discarded when you are of no more use…
Even the ancient Romans knew that an armed man was a free man. An unarmed man was a slave.
The wicked flee when none pursueth..." - Proverbs 28:1