— May 1, 2013 —
Even after the failed passage of “expanded background checks” in the U.S. senate people are still buying guns and ammo by massive numbers, with Sturm, Ruger reporting sales of 500,000 each in one quarter and a backorder list of over 2 million according to a recent report at zerohedge. And ammo for many calibers is still unavailable in most areas.
The only logical answer is that folks are seeing the writing on the wall and know that the poop is about to hit the fan… I just hope that they’re also stockpiling food, grain mills, non-hybrid garden seed, water filters and other survival gear and aren’t just planning to use their new firepower to take what they want from others that have prepared with a well-rounded survival plan (YOU).
— April 30, 2013 —
It’s a question many of us must ask ourselves, and while some have stocked more than others, it’s impossible for any of us to know, definitively, how many days, weeks, or months our ammunition will last. That can be unsettling.
For example, imagine a friendly neighbor who, today, would never dream of speaking ill of you, let alone harm you. Post-TEOTWAWKI, the same person, having never prepared tomorrow’s grocery list, let alone their own stockpiles of food and water, will suddenly become a real threat. So will several others.
But does each challenge for your resources require the use of a firearm to defend? Surely not. The sword (or blade) is perfectly suited for protecting yourself from the lesser threats you may encounter on a day-to-day basis: The unarmed, the physically weak, and the mentally unprepared.