nor are they any help at resisting tyrants or crooks. So the guns come FIRST. As pathetically ignorant and inept as nearly everyone is about and with guns, there'sno hope of them amounting to a crap about or with anything else,either.
Actually, the first thing that is a concern is communications. Guns are secondary to that. If you can't get a gun, you can always build one if you have the knowledge and skill. Secure communications on the other hand is a whole different ballgame.