Convince me: An un-armed population is a safe population

I believe that we all should have the right to own a firearm after going through a thorough vetting procedure. I believe that I and my country are safer if we have an armed population. We can defend ourselves on an individual?basis from criminals and the population as a whole will have the ability to stand up to a government that has become a dictatorship.

Can you?make a case that an unarmed population is safer than an armed population?

Convince me why it is better to strictly limit or ban firearm ownership.

Exercise your brain.