to, two peas, separate pods,
Today, it is irrelevant, except as a fact of history, on why or what our country was founded. Romanticizing and examining our beginning is a sentimental waste of time. Not everything our founding fathers did was correct---they were also humans like everyone else. We don't need gods and traditions, to figure out how to live life, and rule the country, now. Our repeated fascination and focus on this past is an uninspired and fruitless journey.
I don't think anyone said anything about taking the guns away from the Police, or at least not right away. Unfortunately, a gun is different from the example, the comparison to drinking and driving. People drive. People drink. It is the combination of the two that becomes a problem. Guns are inherently a problem without any combination. They have one function, and one function alone. They are not necessary except for that one function (unless perhaps you are a hunter). But even that function is one of harm. Even if used as protection, it is still protection via harm. It is not protection, like the protection of bulletproof glass---which could only be seen as protection or a defense. A gun is an offense, never a defense. Of course you could make a half-baked case of a deterrent, which no one, could possibly believe with any seriousness.
There are much greater concerns over the power of the citizenry being marginalized, then via a lack of access to guns. If that was our only reason, or even one reason, for allowing citizens to own guns, then certainly they would need something more powerful, like an atomic bomb, to really be protected against government marginalization. I guess if our violent reaction is allegedly induced, by our perceived aggressiveness, or militarism, of the police, then I can only imagine it would work the other way around, creating a vicious cycle. Gun-toting public, versus, gun-toting police. Yes, it certainly makes sense why the police appear to get ever more aggressive, and then the public responds in-kind. The chicken? The egg? Nope. The gun. The gun.