The world's biggest air force is the US Air Force.
The world's second biggest air force is the US Navy Air Force.
The world's third biggest air force is the Confederate Air Force, second-hand air force planes now owned privately in the USA. Add guns, weapons, and more, and you can see where the balance of (gun) power lies in the USA.
Guns should not only be owned by governments. "Government only" gun ownership leads to fascism and hot wars where millions die.
Private gun ownership will keep America free. Now to solve the depression problem and the xenophobia problem. And then "small scale gun violence" will disappear.