Yes it's vaccine - a vaccination against the disease of democracy.
You are blind to what is obvious to everybody else. You have the right to carry a gun. You don't have the right to rebel against the government. If you rebel, you have broken the social contract between yourself and the government and the notions of which 'freedoms' the government respects and upholds are gone. Shoot at the US Military, break the contract with the US government, they will shoot you dead and go out for a bacon and egg breakfast after. You think your situation is different because you are permitted to carry a gun? You've been fooled - you've been indoctrinated to keep you compliant, to make you think you are special. You aren't special. You don't have more freedoms. Once the bullets start leaving the guns with deadly intent, do you think it matters to anyone whether both parties agree the guns were obtained legally in the past? Don't be so naive. Pull the trigger, and your rights are the same as a Pashtun, a Uiger, a Tibetan or a Tamil. The bit where you can carry a gun a fantasise about how it makes you powerful is just for pretend. You think rebellions are put down because the rebels can't get their hands on legal hand held weapons? Don't be stupid.
Instead this fantasy is encouraged by the US government and it's powerful backers. It keeps the US populace from protesting grave indignities using any means that would be effective. Consider two responses to the Snowden revelations.
City A, hearing the revelations, is outraged. They exercise the lesser options - taking to the streets in protest, striking, threatening to vote in ways that disrupt the status quo and then following through on those threats. The government and its backers are forced to take a conciliatory approach. No more spying.
City B, hearing the revelations, is outraged. But discussion at the public meeting takes a different tact. Someone yells "Revolution!" and immediately the outrage is dissipated. Some families have children in the military. Others, recognise that attempted revolution is useless, that there are no visionary leaders of the movement, and no-one they can see who they would trust to be in charge, that they would never sway popular opinion toward revolution on this issue alone. Still others, quite validly, see revolution as an overreaction. Still, having contemplated such a radical action, the wind is out of the sails. After all, they could revolt, but the situation is not that serious. Maybe we'll just hold fire. City B goes back to their homes, satisfied that they have exercised a freedom, living quietly with tyranny. The government and its backers are sitting pretty.
American faux revolutionaries are effectively quislings for the government they think they are protecting us from.