The typical role for the police and sheriffs is to draw chalk lines around the victims and arrest the criminal after the fact. Even SCOTUS has agreed the police have no duty to protect us from wackos.
Why is a congress-critter more entitled to public funded security that anyone of us? I carry a defensive weapon with me wherever I go and if I am expecting trouble, I stay away. 95% of the time people can walk the streets, shop, attend gatherings, etc. without any trouble. It seems folly to “increase security” when 95 of 100+ times out in public or in our homes we so NOT have trouble.
Personal responsibility even extends to one’s own security. If I am caught in the middle of trouble, I certainly will assess the situation. If I or my loved ones are not in immediate danger, I shall simply be a good eye-witness, nothing further. The person under attack a.) had the same opportunity as I did to arm and train themselves, b.) will not financially or emotionally care for MY family if I am killed or incapacitated if I interject myself into “their” situation, c.) will not visit me in prison if I am found guilty of a crime (“no guns allowed”, bystander hurt, etc.).
Take a proactive position on your own security, and I shall do the same. No more gub’mint security forces.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – B. Franklin