Rural homes would be prime targets for home invasions, thefts, rapes etc, if it weren’t for the simple fact that rural homes are the most likely to be armed.
“simple fact that rural homes are the most likely to be armed.”
And the dogs gives a warning prior to trouble arriving within shooting range!
It’s not just that these homes are armed. The concept of community exists where neighbor looks out for neighbor. No one passes by someone else in need.
I remember when I was young how the neighborhood would go together and donate money, livestock, hay, building materials and labor to have a barn raising party if someone had a fire. People helped people and there was no insurance.
I currently work extensively with Amish & Mennonite horse and buggy communities. I’ve watched people write $10,000 checks to help non-family members pay medical bills. These folks work together and help each other. Also, they won’t take a government check for anything. When refundable tax credits began, they came to me with many thousands of dollars in checks and wanted to return them to the IRS.
People helping people at the local level is the only way this country can survive.