Wrong, a right is a protection against government oppression. This protection requires a working Constitution. Government oppression happens when government is not bound by any rules, a Constitutional government is a government that is bound by rules. Unfortunately those rules can be bent and broken and then people lose their rights because government finds ways to get around those rules or just completely remove them.
The reason why rights are protections against government oppression is specifically because government cannot be punished for oppressing an individual. There is nobody to punish, no government official will be punished for the system oppressing the individual, which means that if you want rights to exist, you have to set up the government in such a way that it is given only very specific authorities under specific circumstances to limit individual freedoms but under all other circumstances such authorities cannot exist.
This is what the USA was premised upon, since it was created artificially as an attempt to provide individual rights, which did not exist prior to that time in any place on this planet, which is what made USA unique.
Unfortunately the rules were bent and broken and not because of a Monarch or a dictator, but because the mob destroyed individual rights in its desire to provide itself with entitlements at the expense of rights of others provided enough political capital for the politicians who were and are willing to use the mob to get into power and stay in power.
A right is a protection against government oppression guaranteed by the Constitution and the rules set up to limit government power. As to your right to keep arms and to protect your freedoms, that is only an extension of what I am talking about.
A right doesn't require anything from an INDIVIDUAL, but a right requires the COLLECTIVE to abide by the rules. Once the collective STOPS abiding by the rules you can attempt and use individual action to enforce your rights, but you will fail at that most likely since by that time the power of the collective grows much beyond your ability to defend your rights.