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Hey, wait a minute. How can we go on about whether or not Tanaaim and Amora’im were armed? How exactly would we know this? In fact, doesn’t Rebbe Eliezer say תכשיטין הן לו? That would at least imply that it was pretty common. Doesn’t the Gemara in Eiruvin 45 discuss the weapons?

In any case, there is much room for personal ideas of how to run a society, and you can’t hammer people with the “The Torah View”. Surely you can draw upon what you’ve gleaned from — or read into — the Torah, but just keep in mind that there is plenty of room within the Torah for a wide range of political and societal ideas.