Of course I have home defense, but not to protect me against the government. There's a difference between being prudent and being terrified of my government. I don't live in a tweeker hood, and I don't put myself in dangerous situations, but I'm prepared to defend myself if I need to.
I have no illusions about the government attacking me, and I won't be manipulated by people who want me to buy an AK or AR that will be useless for anything other than target practice.
It's the best years of your life they want to steal.