“You can’t eat bullets.”
“All those guns won’t save you from a fire or an earthquake.”
“Why are you so paranoid?”
These are all things some people like to say to armed citizens when it comes to survival in a natural disaster or other emergency (like the current COVID-19 pandemic).
Now, look, I get the point these folks are trying to make.
No, weapons should not be your ONLY priority in an emergency.
But you also don’t DARE ignore them, because now…
Even The Government Says To Arm Yourself In A Disaster!
Your government isn’t exactly known for being on the “cutting edge” of preparing for a disaster:
They left a fleet of buses to be buried in flood water in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
They left thousands of bottles of water to sit, unused, during disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico
And they complained that it simply didn’t have the resources to help people (seriously – FEMA. bureaucrats said this after Hurricane Maria)!
But now, the same people who famously confiscated guns from law-abiding citizens after Hurricane Katrina have changed their tune.
Specifically, more and more state governments are recognizing the REAL danger in a natural disaster.
What is that danger?
It’s other people.
Lawmakers in Texas, last year, approved a new bill that lets legal gun owners carry handguns in public for up to a week after a natural disaster.
It passed in a very close vote, and the lawmakers argued about it a LOT before passing it.
An article in the The New Republic said…
According to a summary, bill supporters don’t want to be “forced to leave handguns behind in vehicles or homes, where they could be at risk from looters.” [emphasis added]
The bill is a step in the right direction, but what it DOESN’T include is just as important:
The bill doesn’t require relief shelters to let in people who are armed.
In other words, if you’re an armed citizen and you intend to stay armed in a natural disaster…
…You’re on your own!
What Laws Like This Mean For Your Survival
If more and more states – the same people who haven’t exactly been quick to look out for you in the past – are recognizing the danger of natural disasters…
…you’re already behind the curve if you aren’t getting ready for this.
(Especially given all the attacks on gun sales and your gun rights that have happened since the pandemic started.)
Whether it’s a home-leveling hurricane, a raging forest fire, an earthquake, a flood… it ISN’T the disaster itself that your government is now worrying about.
It’s what comes AFTER the disaster, when innocent victims are preyed on by looters and other “human threats.”
Understanding the danger of looters and an increase in crime (which is exactly what happened after Hurricane Katrina turned New Orleans into a crime-ridden war zone) is the ONLY reason your state government would urge you to arm yourself in an emergency.
The problem has gotten so bad that state governments are flip-flopping from taking guns…
…to telling you you’d better make sure to have one, because “ain’t nobody gonna help ya!”
I talk about this in-depth in in my best-selling bug out bag manual.
The time to prepare ISN’T when danger is forcing you out your front door…
…or when it’s desperately trying to break in to get at your and your family.
Start arming… and preparing… now, while you can.
It could save your life.