It's often been said that we don't need this or we don't need that for the purpose of self defense because we have the police to protect us.

Does anybody here buy into that idea?

If not, why?

If not, then who do you hold responsible for your safety?

If you do buy into to, what would you expect the police to do if say, you have been getting threatening phone calls from, let's say, a disgruntled ex-employee.

And last, what do you envision law enforcements role in your own personal security?