People used guns for hunting and for protection against wild animals in our Colonial history. It might be shocking to hear, but they also needed them to protect against human threats. Equally shocking to hear is that the human threat has not fully abated. Murder and violent crime rates are actually on the decline when you look at the statistics. However, what do you say to the person who could have possibly not lost a loved one to a violent crime if the person was trained and had a gun? The history of the 2nd Amendment in our country is actually a lot more about having guns, whether they be rifles, shotguns or handguns as the Colonists had them all, for personal protection.
Our ancestors did not live in a lawless society. There was no anarchy then as there is none now. If anything, more people showed more respect and deferred to being non-violent against their fellow human beings.