He also explains his psychological issues, including OCD, which often makes him retrace his steps. His discussion resembles that of Bud Clayman in the film "OC87" reviewed here Nov. 22, 2014.
But I think Vandyke's view needs to be seen as a personal moral position, not a political one based on any religion or ideology (or belonging to a predefined "group"). In any civilization, there are things all competent adults should be able to step up to, when the need is great enough. People should be able to give CPR, to swim and water rescue, perhaps. I don't carry rifles to defend other people, but I'm 71. But there are other things, like sometimes being able to care or other people's children. Is this the right spin? All this brings back my own experience with the Vietnam era male-only draft, and student deferments.