The primary reason you have guns is to protect yourself from your neighbors.
People aren't basically good. Government is not the problem, government is a symptom of how people are. And government is acting like everyone else is in society.
"Trust me" is not the slogan of a good man, it's the saying of a con man. You have to earn trust as most people are wicked by default, and you sure aren't going to pass off "trust everyone".
Let God be true, but every man a liar.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.