No, one cannot stockpile enough bullets, guns or anything hold off the hordes of Genghis Kahn, but I don’t think any of us are trying to, or dream of it.
Peaceful resolution, sometimes just won’t or can’t happen.
Looking to the past, the Jews, Roma’s and Armenians come immediately to mind.
Followed by countless millions over the last century.
Yes, your handgun/rifle is useless against an army, or is it?
An interesting question I ask every class I put on (CCW/Firearms instructor).
What would Hitler have been if every Jewish household had kept an old Mauser rifle behind the door and had the will to use it?
As a police officer I saw more instances where violence was the only answer.
A wife beaten repeatedly by an abusive spouse she cannot escape, people defending against a home invasion, the list goes on.
There are times when peaceful negotiations work, other times they fail.
We hope, pray and plan for peace, but should be ready to make violence our answer
if we must
Peace is a fragile thing, often only caused or created by the threat of violence.
What makes the US so different from other places? Those arms, that threat. Other places where the people need to rise up after decades of abuse, they cannot, having no arms.
Individually we are just that, individuals. But as a people, organized or not, we are a power.