Reader Desert Ranger writes:
Antis hate that civilians own so-called “weapons of war” (i.e. ARs, AKs) and portray lawful citizens who seek out tactical training as lunatics. I wonder how they would feel about those same people if they were in Poland staring down the maw of an 800 lb. Bear that’s next door gnashing its teeth. Or how they would feel if they were in Lithuania which just implemented the draft. The civilian disarmers live in a bubble of safety created by the very people they ridicule . . .
As the conflict in Ukraine demonstrates, that bubble is a social construct that can be destroyed by outside agression, whether it be the Russian Army, Islamic Terrorists, or a crazed mass murderer.
As Baden Powell observed, far too many young men were lost to the trenches of the First World War due to their lack of training, both with fire arms and in basic outdoor survival. In today’s modern urban world, far too many citizens lack any idea of basic skills (cooking, gardening, camping, etc.). How will they fare if there’s a next world war?