Ive never felt like I needed an assault rifle until I read some of the unhinged paranoia being passed around as fact on this site. Id be afraid to come and ask for a glass of water on a hot day! SHEESH.
As it should be I guess. I dont need to remind anyone that many home invasions start as a simple knock at the door, a simple "my car is broke down and I need to use your phone", a simple, "I need a glass of water on a hot day." Then you let them into your domain, and you suddenly realize you have just made the worst, and maybe final, mistake of your life. I live by a simple moto, I dont trust anyone. If you are pulling up my driveway, you had better be a visitor I am expecting or I am going to meet you halfway and demand to know your business. Period. That is my RIGHT as a free American. You are trespassing on private property, which is against the law. Coming into my house uninvited is ALSO against the law. Simply knocking on my door for a cup of water on a hot day is trespassing. I would not even unlock the locks or disable the alarm, I would simply tell you to GO AWAY.
And as a free American, it is my right to live how I want to live. I can own weapons for protection, I can live off the land if I want to, I can prepare myself and my family for everything and anything that comes at us. You have the right to live like sheep, I have the right to prepare. How you chose to live is up to you, but dont come knocking on my door looking for food, water, or shelter, because i will offer none. Preservation of my blood line is the number 1 priority. Collecting weapons, stock piling food, raising animals for food, cultivating the ground, these are all things I am permitted to do LEGALLY. No law is being broken, local, state, federal or otherwise. It isn't hurting anyone and is actually putting money in my pocket every month as we need to make less trips to the store. I chose to live this way, and thankfully I live in a country where I am permitted to do so. I am free to teach my children how to start a fire with next to nothing, how to kill and skin a wild animal, how to texas rig a rubber worm to land a bucket mouth, how to fish for channel cats, how to grow crops hydroponically, how to build a shelter, etc. I am free to do this, and it harms NO ONE, and is perfectly within the laws of the land. Hell, in PA we have mentored hunting. This means I can take my 9 year old out and he can shoot a deer, himself, with his own gun, at age 9. Or even 6. There are no restrictions on age. If I chose to do this and you dont, why does that make you better then me or vice versa? It doesnt.
People are free to live off the grid, or on it. People are free to rely totally on stores for food and water and people are free to grow, kill, and catch their own.
I dont live in a state of paranoia. The US dollar is and will continue to lose value. When it does, where will we get oil? We have enough here in the US to cover our asses, but no one with enough balls in power to drill for it. Where will we get food? Most of our food is IMPORTED. I go to the chow hall at work and the apples have stickers on them that says Chile.
I simply spread the word that everyone should be prepared to go off line and off the grid right now. To live without having to go to the store for food. To live in a country without gas and electricity and running water. Forever? Nope, but for at least several months. Your choice is to prepare or not prepare. Because you live in the US, you get to make that choice.
This forum has lost it's appeal to me lately. I have several things to do and first on my list is getting through my upcoming surgery. Less time on here means more time preparing, teaching, and learning.