you cannot be totally controlled if you are armed, look at what is being done in the line of the constitution. It is being reinterpreted the way they want it. Yes the government wants everyone disarmed so you have no recourse to defend yourself from their agenda.
Just remember the 2nd amendment, armed citizenry "militia" to defend against a tyrannical government, enemies both foreign and domestic. When you loose your guns, you loose your right to freedom.