Nobody asked but …

Any enemy will seek to disarm you.  First, they will take away promises that you made on their behalf.  A people who thought they could hold bad government at bay with words made a declaration of independence first — these are things a people will not tolerate coming from someone who wants to rule them.

Then many of those same people fashioned a constitution that said to an ideal government “you will not seek to rule us, to compel us.”  But just to make sure, the people stated specific acts that a “good” government would not do, the bill of rights.

The very second of those sancrosanct rights was the right to keep and bear arms (RKBA).  The right was insisted upon because the right to make rules, to compel by force, should be disbursed among the people rather than concentrated under an autocratic tyrant.

— Kilgore Forelle