The issue I brought up was universal training on risk assessment and use.
Have spent a lot of time in Israel
where Krav Maga is taught to every citizen, so that they don't freeze when attacked by someone, I admire their proactive approach.
Every 22 year old has had army service
, understands brotherhood and teamwork, has developed a natural risk awareness and comfortably carries some form of personal protection, in case they are attacked.
Yes they are surrounded by enemies wishing their extinction, just as was the same in Northern Europe
in the 1940's.
So their situation is extreme compared to the US, but perhaps we can learn from their practical approach of creating a culture of self defense.
They have transformed an economic dessert into a viable home, which the neighborhood covets..... Not unlike what is happening in the rest of the world.