“You cannot automatically assume someone’s mindset will match your own”
This made me laugh a little, hasn’t happened in 60 years. But I agree with your post. I have a similar circumstance with a local friend. He doesn’t want to talk about it even though it’s obvious he’s prepping. Only has one shotgun, doesn’t want to practice. He’s surrounded by neighbors in a suburban area and wants to stay in place. I tried to help him see things differently and it went nowhere. If/when it turns to lawlessness I expect him to come running, well if he makes it anyway.