You can have stockpiles of water that would make Niagara Falls jealous. You can have stockpiles of every single food object invented since Adam met Eve. You can have generators galore. You can have barrels and barrels of gasoline and propane stored. But if you don’t have a gun to protect yourself from thieves, crooks and desperate people who are hungry, starving, and thirsty enough to kill you, you’re fooling yourself into believing you’re a prepper. You’re just nothing more than a well endowed sitting target.
Are you aware that several of the food companies that sell freeze dried foods to the masses are currently back ordered by at least a month to six weeks? Can you imagine the prepper companies, who have touted the benefits of being prepared, are simply the opposite? They’re not prepared. What do you do when the prepper companies can’t deliver on their promises? You panic. And then you start to scout and look for product.
Across the United States, gun sales are through the roof. Many shops have sold out completely on their inventory. Lines are backed up for hours on end. The more the coronavirus grips this nation, the higher the surge in the demand for guns and ammunition. (Click here for more info)
Gun sales are surging in many U.S. states, especially in those hit hardest by the coronvirus— California, New York and Washington. But there’s also been an uptick in less-affected areas, with some first-time gun buyers fearing an unraveling of the social order and some gun owners worried that the government might use its emergency powers to restrict gun purchases.
“You don’t need it, till you need it,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted recently (referring to guns).
DH and I have been discussing getting a gun for the past twenty years. We reside in upstate New York where hunting is still a way of life. We have an ample supply of free range turkeys, rabbits and deer should ever the need arise to hunt for our own food. Yesterday we decided it was time for us to finally get a shotgun.
The first store we went to was completely sold out in guns by 10:30AM. They had opened up at 9AM and DH and I got there too late. We searched for the next gun shop online, called them up first and they said they had plenty of guns. We arrived at the location a half hour later and were shocked to see the masses of people, mostly men, on line, waiting outside the store. DH and I entered the store, where we were greeted by a 300 pound man, armed and “dangerous” who inquired why we were there and then directed us to the proper line.
In light of the fact that we’ve all been advised to keep our social distances, the store was packed shoulder to shoulder. We could barely move. We knew we were endangering our own health BUT we wanted that gun. It took several hours before we were finally at the cashiers desk. DH had done his research and luckily he found his ideal shotgun, reasonably priced ($287 vs $600 for the other remaining models). DH had to fill out the paperwork, without speaking to me and in the presence of the cashier as he carefully watched how DH filled out the paperwork. Federal law and the FBI demand an instant background check. Because of the huge demand in these checks across the nation, the computer system was a little backed up. Nonetheless, DH’s military background and superb credentials had him approved instantly. The cashier recommended what ammunition was viable. DH purchased several boxes and we were out the door with firearm and ammo in hand.
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the individual right to keep and bear arms. It was ratified on December 15, 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights. … State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing upon this right.
DH and I have always been self sufficient. We have food stockpiles, access to water, lumber (for heating and cooking purposes), generators, gas and propane and now we have a gun so that we can finally hunt and self-feed ourselves should the apocalypse ever happen. We have plans to finally start a kitchen garden as soon as the weather clears up.
Please don’t tell me things are going to get better because No One knows that for sure.