Peacemaker, I think you are reading all kinds of things into what I and maybe others wrote. Of course our enemies are the devil and demons. I don't advocate aggressing against people. But weapons are a tool to a soldier. If we have armies, we have soldiers, and they will have weapons. Their weapons can keep them alive, used in self-defense, just as the bungee cord of a bungee jumper can keep him alive, but can also lead to his death if poorly constructed.
The existence of armies and soldiers is not mutually contradictory to the personal choice of Christian people to allow themselves to be raped or killed rather than resist. This path always exists for a Christian.
As for guns, there is a lot of statistical evidence that when there are more guns in the hands of trained and non-criminal citizens, the incidence of violent crime goes way, way down. The crime hotspots in America are precisely the places where guns are banned for citizens. It is not that a gun even need be fired; just the presence and possibility checks the impulses of remorseless criminally-minded people, gives them pause.
So, does that make sense? In a brutal world such as the one in which we live, more guns can mean that fewer people are killed, fewer people are robbed, fewer people are attacked, harmed, and injured.
And who wants people to be maimed, murdered, violently attacked? Do you?
The path of complete non-violence, though, soars above the statistics and is an otherworldly witness.
It is not either/or, but both/and, in this matter, so it seems to me.