If the newspaper publishes their addresses, telephone numbers and all data? I think one must be prepared, mentally and physically to the fact that your own data - where do you live, , who are you, what do you own is published in the newspaper and realize that one is a target for some "serious" people. Guns are needed for "normal" protection and not when one is unknowingly and suddenly, thanks to liberal journalists, target for criminals.
I agree with that. Not so much the part about nefarious journalists, but the part about "ordinary" versus "serious."
If you become the target of serious people you are dead meat, gun or no gun. But you might be able to scare off a teenaged burglar who sneaks in to steal your TV for drug money, thinking no one is home.
The goal should be to get the guns out of the hands of the serious criminals -- but that seems to be impossible.
567,299 Reserve and National Guard personnel
Tha's data from 'Wikipedia. However Huffington Post quoting Reuters is saying that "The size of the active-duty Army would be trimmed to 490,000 over five years from its wartime peak of 570,000 in 2010 and the size of the Marine Corps would fall to 182,000 from its high of about 202,000."
So I think you got somewhat carried out.
I did not say "nefarious" journalists. I wrote "liberal, anti-gun-activist journalists"
The goal ,as you wrote, is impossible, because it is impossible to eliminate all crime. However, it may be somewhat much more possible if the government (Department of Justice) did not help the criminals, for example by selling guns to Mexican drug barons who of course used these guns on US territory.