Here’s the thing:
This fight is going to be long and ugly.
There will be government forces (certainly domestic and likely foreign) involved in trying to wipe out the “domestic terrorists”.
You may well be facing more than just small-arms fire.
Why not have a little upgraded protection put together while the Big Supply Depots are still open?
Bonus question to the jump-qualified: What are “bunny ears” and why are they used?