Grew up in the north woods and with the exception of my maternal grandmother I cannot think of a single adult in my family, ie anyone over 14 years old who did not have a gun and a lot of us started out with a bow.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern will, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.