There is no such thing as “lawlessness”. Law exists whether you follow it or not. Only someone who confuses legislation for law would call the lack of legislation enforcement or the lack of following legislation “lawlessness”.
Those things can be a symptom of a general disregard for Law, especially if it results in widespread violations of life, liberty, and property. However, enforcement of legislation also results in widespread violations of life, liberty, and property. Just institutionalized rather than freelance.
Yet, legislation enforcement is often– maybe normally— against the Law. Legislation enforcers are ignoring the Law in favor of legislation; counterfeit “law”. By enforcing legislation they are breaking the Law. They are criminals in the purest sense.
There is no difference between a burglar stealing your TV and a cop “confiscating” someone’s Cannabis or guns from their home, except that legislation forbids the victim to shoot the cop, but not (generally) the freelance burglar.
By contrast, the Law– real Law– recognizes the absolute human right to defend your property from anyone who tries to violate it. Legislation is against the Law.
You don’t need legislation or legislation enforcers to enforce the Law. It’s YOUR responsibility, even if you don’t want it. You can’t legitimately abdicate this responsibility. To decry the abolition of police as advocating “lawlessness” demonstrates gross ignorance and a lack of respect for the Law.
The Law is simply: Don’t archate. Or, more completely: “You have no right to archate, and if you do, your victims have the right to defend themselves, others, and property from you“.
You don’t need legislation or legislation enforcement officers to have the right to defend against archators. You can hire your own if you wish, but you have no right to impose them on others or force others to fund them. Doing so is against the Law; it is an attempt to spread “lawlessness” to society. It is antisocial.