I think one of the signs that most societies nowadays are hoob (hopelessly out of balance) is that the men don't walk around day to day carrying weapons all the time, wherever they go. Some still do, but in most of the first world countries the only ones who do are the hunters and tribal people who still live full time out on the land.
This, to me, is unheard of in the history of the human species. We always carried weapons in the past, for hunting, for defence, mostly for opportunity hunting but also for defense against other humans and predators. One thing I miss about my childhood and teen years is walking around with my shotgun everywhere all the time out in the country where I lived. No one cared back then among my neighbors, I would walk in the open prairie for miles lugging that heavy ol 16 gauge, mostly just for the hell of it and for hunting birds now and then but nonetheless It just felt natural as a young boy to go out on the land carrying a weapon.
Whenever I am back out carrying a weapon in the country, whether it's the prairie or the desert, it's like I am a kid again and I feel at peace and more free or something, I t feels like that is how people were meant to travel and live, carrying weapons all the time, taking meat as the opportunity presents itself and having them ready for defence if necessary.
One of my good friends overseas always carries his Kalashnikov with him in his truck and in his camp, he doesn't use it for hunting much, but he likes having it around and I prefer that my close friends carry weapons, I think that people carrying weapons leads to a more respectful social situation, not all the time and in every case, but generally speaking.
To live in a social situation where only uniformed police (and mafia/gangs) carry weapons while the rest of the populace is un-armed or without weapons, it just seems wrong to some basic instinct inside and I don't agree with it. It also seems to lead to more oppression and a loss of self-sufficiency and dependence on store-bought meat.
I would like to hear more of your thoughts, MR, in any case.