Exactly what most rational folks conclude when they analyze the big picture.
Love how you poison the well by declaring that it's only rational to draw the conclusion you
draw. Well, no it ain't, pork chop. One can rationally draw either
conclusion, because it's a matter of comfort, not sanity.
Let's do a thought experiment. Or you can run away.
What, do you suppose, are the odds of you being mugged in your lifetime? Of being in a convenience store during a robbery, or something like that?
Give me what you think those odds are.
Now, give me what odds you'd assign to your ability to be responsible with your weapon in your household, to ensure the safety of members of your family.
Now compare them, and tell me how this isn't just about your worry that you're not responsible.
Plus we ain't gonna stop a tyrannical government if it decides to unleash its military on us.
Oh? Then you don't know a thing about our military. I'll give you a hint: if the public was pushed to the point of actually having to defend itself from tyrannical actions in Government, the people would split into factions: Government teat-sucking progs, many of whom don't have guns anyways, but just love anything the Gubmint does - and everyone else.
And the military are made up of citizens as well. Did it not occur to you that the military would split in a similar fashion? That the ideology of the majority in the military may be more right-wing than you'd like?
That they'd align with
those that fight tyranny?
You couldn't have thought it out that far, or you'd never have drawn such a pithy - and incorrect - conclusion.