The Left controls the media, academia, Hollywood, the music industry, Big Tech (Facebook and Twitter, particularly), and a good number of Corporations; however, they do not control the American people, which is why they resent us and our freedom so much.
We are the bulwark between freedom and tyranny. I say that because too many on the Left, including members of the Dem Party, treat the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as documents that can be ignored.
Therefore, it is up to us to ensure that our rights, as enshrined in the Constitution, are not overrun.
In addition, for those who are not clear as to why we will not give up our right to bear arms, please see the second paragraph above.
History has shown that dictatorships succeed when the common man is unarmed. A few examples are Mao's Cultural Revolution, in which an estimated 50 million Chinese were killed; Joseph Stalin, who starved millions in Ukraine; and Adolf Hitler, who brutally murdered 6 million Jewish men, women, and children.
Finally, without our arms and determination to be free, we would not have been able to declare our independence on July 4th, 1776.