Central African villagers are having to fight off a large well armed group of bandits with homemade shotguns. All because neither their government or the UN will allow them to purchase arms. Even impoverished villagers could probably afford a few of these. Even if they couldn't I'm sure that US gun enthusiasts would actually get behind a charity(possible name: Defend the Children) for decent folks to militia themselves.
The end of the story on this breathlessly bemoans that this militia self defense indicates that people don't believe in their government. I will say that any government that can't protect their people from this type of thing deserves not loyalty from its people.