There used to be a law about weapons here, where I live, before the war. And yes, you could own a weapon but it was such a hard law that actually not too many people owned legal weapons.
And right when the SHT the F, first thing that happened was the confiscation of legal weapons, based on lists of who own legal weapons. Now what people could do then was to say, “This is my legal weapon. I have a right to own it, by the law.” And those who did that usually got shot.
There were 20 heavily armed guys at your door asking nicely for your weapon, to be turned over to them in the name of “law” as an effort of a government that wanted to calm down a chaotic situation.
Sometimes if you said no, those guys would simply destroy the whole house with RPGs and bombs. And guess what that meant?
Folks who owned legal weapon lost them even before the big SHTF. And a lot of guys who owned them in an illegal way hidden somewhere still own them when SHTF.
Illegal and legal have different meanings in different times and based who says those words, so think about it.
I am not saying that it will go like that there where you are. What I do say is you that you need to think a bit outside the box when it comes to owning things.
My thoughts on this
For many years I found it ridiculous not to have an illegal (not traceable) weapon stored somewhere safe for the bad times.
When SHTF and when (if) guys show up on my doorstep to confiscate my weapon what will I do? I will give them the weapon that they know about. What else I should do?
Practice my rights?
I have more of that stuff. It’s not worth it to fight over the one they know about.