I see what you're getting at, but I feel like it's a tricky question, to be honest.
Our primary aim in having firearms in rural areas is not to protect ourselves from other people. It's like a vehicle. It has a lot of potential to be dangerous if used in the wrong way. That is why we take the ownership and use of them very seriously, and people are very careful with them. You don't just go around shooting off a firearm like a crazy person. You have to have respect for them, just like you have to have respect for vehicles.
If you're going to own a gun, you have a responsibility to be safe with it, and I think most firearm owners would agree.