Wasn't the main intention of the 2nd Amendment to allow the populace to arm and protect itself from the government? So, in the event of a hostile takeover attempt by the armed services and the government, the people would be able to rebel and protect themselves?
I don't think the writers of the 2nd Amendment to the constitution had street thugs and criminals in mind when it was written.
Minute Men were mostly farmers and are a celebrated part of American history. A rag tag bunch of bumpkins army that defeated what was then the most powerful military in the world.
People like Costa never think about those that live in more rural America that don't have a police station a couple of blocks away from their house. They only think about the city life not rural life.
Now, with that said, a thug will kill you before you are able to call the cops to come protect you. Hell, the latest from San Bernadino is that they have to "make cuts to police" so they told the citizens that they are on their own. Lovely idea, your utopia that already has come to fruition in California.
This post was edited on 12/6 at 11:33 am