SCOTUS: Actually, It's the People's Duty to Protect Themselves. NOT The Police's...
A common tactic employed by the left is their insistence that you don't have the right to self defense. Why? Because the police have your back all the time. It's their job, not yours. Except not really. According to SCOTUS, the police aren't legally bound to keeping you safe. That's something you should be doing.
According to a 2005 ruling from the SCOTUS, the government doesn't even have a duty to protect you if you've obtained a court issued retraining order. From a New York Times article on that ruling:
"The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation."
Going back even further, to 1981, a federal court of appeals found the same lack of responsibility. "In two separate cases... The police [were sued] for negligent failure to provide adequate police services. The trial judges held that the police were under no specific legal duty to provide protection to the individual plaintiffs and dismissed the complaints."
You know what makes protecting yourself a lot easier? Owning a gun. It is the great equalizer, after all (BADASS: 80-Year-Old Woman Protects Family by Shooting Home Invader).
You know what else? Those myths you learned about "Gun control"? Yeah they're not true.