Never was it the intention of our founding fathers that federal government would “protect” us. The proper role of our federal government is to secure our natural rightst to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (private property).
In a recent poll of airline passengers, when asked if they would voluntarily submit to a body-cavity search if there was as possiblity a passenger would be concealing within their bodies a bomb – 30% said, “YES”.
Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
John Adams’ warning complements Franklin: “Liberty once lost is lost forever.”
The Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution to secure our natural right to self-defense, an aspect of the natural right to life. Self-defense is your personal responsibility and not a proper role of federal government.
U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8 empowers federal government to provide for the common defence [defense]. Nothing in the Constitution provides for personal (individual) security.
The concept of common defense is so simple even a child can understand it.