So naturally, Mussolini would desire to disarm any opposition to his quest for power. Which is the same exact trait that ALL totalitarian regimes have in common. Disarm their real and potential enemies, and then totally seize power.
Any one that thinks it can't happen here, is woefully ignorant of the history of human nature. Just ask any Native American, or African American. Power corrupts, and always seeks to enlarge itself. Which of course always leads to absolute corruption, and inevitably destruction.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."