The same Jesus who tells His disciples to love our persecutors, return good for evil, turn the other cheek and forgive …

Also says that government officials bear the sword as “God’s ministers” to stop evildoers, protect the innocent and insure our common good. (Rom. 13:3-7)

It’s really not that complicated:

Let’s obey all that Christ says by doing our part as individuals to sacrificially love our enemies …

While also loving others enough by insisting that government does its part to vigorously protect everyone else from them.