In Texas there are plenty of folks that like guns and shoot them often. Some even carry them concealed. There are also quite a number that have been under fire; we've got a lot of retired and active duty military here. But in the Netherlands, nearly no one is familiar with guns, how to use them, nor have they ever been in the presence of one.
I found this talk (also below) surprising for that reason. This is probably the first time I have ever heard a Dutch person cogently explain the need for strong defense forces. If you watch it, note the obvious discomfort the audience experiences.
I have two tangential connections to the talk. First, my grandfather fought in the Dutch resistance in WWII against the Nazis, and was captured for a time by them. Also the son of a farmer, he was one of the few that knew how to drive and how to shoot. Second, the event is being held in the theater in which I first saw Schindler's List, when it was also filled with uncomfortable Dutch people.
The Dutch tend to abhor violence, and even ignore it if they can, but General van Uhm certainly gives them a good reminder that he and his defense forces can't and why the country remains safe to this day.