“I find it kind of ironic,” [Colion] Noir said of the movement. “There are a lot of people prior to where we are right now… who were saying, ‘you don’t need a firearm, you have police.’ Fast forward to where we are now, and a lot of these same people are saying, ‘we should defund the police.'”
Noir said that while such a move would be “ridiculous,” the national attention it’s garnered has left many people in fear for their safety.
“I like to feel like I can call someone to protect me when I need it,” he explained, “but now that we’re having people on the national stage talking about defunding the police, well, at that point the only thing left I can do is rely on myself to go and get a firearm to protect myself, because I’m not sure there’s going to be police on the other end of the line or to be able to arrive when I need them.”