I have absolutely no problem at all with the police handling general Law Enforcement.
But, when the laws that the criminals intend to break impact me immediately and directly....the only realistic option is to have the ability to protect myself from a deadly threat.
As a hypothetical tell whoever posted that to try calling up the Police Department and tell the Police that they have been threatened and feel that their life may be in danger and then request 24 hour 'round the clock Police Protection.
The Police will him that they are not a bodyguard service for individual citizens and that it is not their job to protect individuals on an ongoing daily basis.
They will tell him to either hire an armed bodyguard or go out and buy a gun.