The fact of the matter a growing number of people here in the U.S are complacent about their freedom because they've always had it and some will never appreciate it until it's gone.
You may blame the U.S. Department of Education for most of the attitudes. Our youth have been inculcated with leftist doctrine beginning in the 1960s. They've been taught little or no U.S. or World history and no geography. What history remains in our schools is revisionist and/or focuses on casting the U.S. in a derogatory light. Mea culpa, mea culpa has replaced our national anthem as a mantra.
BTW; I love the .308 and own two.