A realistic question for you:
If an unarmed person is 'subject' of their government and an armed person is a 'citizen' to their government, which would you rather be? A person 'subject' to the whims of the masses, the government and the corruption? Or a 'citizen' who is a part of their society, helping guide and drive their nation in good times and bad?
Myself? I'm a Citizen. That is with the capital 'C'.
More on Citizenship, later tonight, in another post.