Ok, so you KNOW that Negan and the Saviors will be coming (granted they came early but still) The very next day back to Alexandria, I would have taken all the guns, handed them out, and fortified the living shit out of every place in Alexandria. They KNEW they'd be coming. They'd have to stop at the gate. You have an RPG for fucks sake. yes many in alexandria would have died in the ensuing battle, but with the high ground and defensive position, you stood a hell of a chance at coming out victorious. Besides, once Negan is dead by any means, there are probably a lot of people who would be like fuck this shit and just surrender/leave the saviors.last night's episode.
Maybe it's just me...but I think if I were Rick...Neagan would be dead by now. After the head bashing I would have gone back to Alexandria and organized every single person there and the moment the Saviors showed up, fight until the last person is dead. Set traps, guerrilla warfare...that kind of stuff.
I know Rick will eventually snap...but no way would I have let them just walk in and take all of the town's guns...not without many of the Saviors dying first.
Ok so not fight them, hide at least SOME of the guns and for fucks sake get rid of the weapons manifest, so if you did have to hand them over, they won't know the exact number. Shit you could have buried a ton of them in the 'graveyard' in Maggies 'grave' and kept up appearances. So now thanks to Rick they have to 'provide' for Negan and company all sans weapons. How can they defend a) the city and b) when they go out foraging. Knives I guess is all they've been relegated to now, again thanks to Rick. Yeah Rick was broken and doesn't want any more people to die, but make it your last stand then. Fuck it. I would have urged all out total war. Judging by the amount of guns they took, they could have made a formidiable defense.
Yeah yeah yeah, then where do you go to fend off walkers if you managed to beat the Saviors there. It's almost as if at this point in the show the walkers are just non existent as a plot device/worry.