A case from Classic Arms would do it.
I like to torture myself in the morning by listening to the windbags on National Proletarian Radio, the Voice of Dull International Socialism and Self-Important Do-Gooding. This morning they interviewed the somewhat less than sparkling US Senator from Illinois, Dick Durbin, to solicit his Deep Thoughts about in Ukraine, where he has just paid a meddling visit. This is similar to my visiting your house, complaining about the food and the furniture arrangement and telling you your neighbor called your wife "ugly," but let that go.
What caught my ear was this billion bucks the US is going to give/loan to Ukraine, part of which they will spend on military. Of course, there's no way a Ukrainian army could stand up to the entire Russian army, so that's all a colossal waste of money and of possibly of lives.
Then it hit me: it would be cheaper to buy every man in the country a rifle and a pistol, and a pistol for every woman, and teach 'em all how to make IEDs. Come to think of it, we could do the same in the US. Nobody in his right mind -- other than the present US government -- would take on a fight like that against a whole nation. And it would be far cheaper than a professional military. In the US, say half the 300 million folks are men, 2/3 old enough to handle a rifle. Buy 'em all a rifle with 1,000 rounds for $200 & teach 'em how to use it. That's an army of 100 million men for only $20 billion, and you don't have to pay 'em a cent of retirement. Militia makes sense, professional army doesn't.
But what do I know? I'm no mor'n a natural born fool from Tennessee where we don't get to print our own money and know better than to meddle in other people's business for they might shoot you. We're nice, but we ain't that nice.