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Sorry, might be a stupid Q,
Why to arm in view of Y2K?
I've already prepared for 3 kids my wife and me for some month of outages now. Living in a small village in central Europe (Germany)?
Why are privalty held arms a need to prep for?
I don't wanna kill / hurt me neighbors if they havn't been able to prepare due to not knowing about the truth!
Why should I arm?
-- Rainbow (Rainbow@123easy.net), December 02, 1999
should consider what happens when the SMOMCH [Screaming Masses Of Mutated Cannibalistic Humanoids] begin to breach your homeplace. ;)
[that's what I've told everyone I know is MY concern!]
-- Satanta (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 02, 1999.
In my estimation for where I live firearms are a must. Out here in the boonies not all the wildlife are friendly. A state sheriff has been talking up being armed to resist home invasions. While I have substanial food stocks there's a lot of protein running around here "on the hoof" so to speak I might want to put in the larder.
I would really regret shooting anyone. Life is sacred to me. However, if marauders try to loot our place and take the preps I've carefully put together for my son and myself I will consider this the same as if they are trying to kill us. It would be the same thing. I would also feel a need to do this for community self defense...if I chase them off they're likely to go rob one of my neighbors. My cop friend said if this comes down to "plant 'em". Hope it doesn't come to this. Not worried about the neighbors attacking us...most of them have preps, acreage and good hearing...they know we do serious target practice sessions about once a week.
-- Don Kulha (email@example.com), December 02, 1999.
The Good Lord made two kinds of critters -- prey and predator. I am armed to defend and to feed my family. Get tough or get eaten.
-- Vlad (Strelok60@yahoo.com), December 02, 1999.
I will have a stun gun and pepper spray. That's all. Best of luck to you and your family.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 02, 1999.
Look over on the other y2k board.
Can you say "wild dog pack"?
Can you say "cute little bunny rabits EATING ALL MY GARDEN"?
Can you do long division? The rations that would feed 5 for 3 months will feed 20 for how long?
Get a shotgun and a .22 rifle now.
If you can't get weapons, at least go to some of the Militia sites and download publications on how to use weapons. Some baddies just might suffer an air-strike while in your neighborhood, leaving all sorts of goodies around.
-- woody (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 03, 1999.
Woody, excellent point on the cute fuzzy widdle bunnie wabbits. They are in competition with you for your food supply, a competition that could turn lethal or at least health impairing. I can't shoot grasshoppers very well, time to stock up on some of those nasty pesticides.
-- Ken Seger (email@example.com), December 03, 1999.
Rainbow.. It is a fact that the nicest lady in the world will kill you to feed her kids who have not eaten for five days. DO think on that .
-- Vlad (Strelok60@yahoo.com), December 03, 1999.
Maybe I am wrong. I will ask. ATTN ladies. Please tell me the TWO things you absolutely will not do to keep your kids from starving.
-- Vlad (Strelok60@yahoo.com), December 03, 1999.
Mara, I had thought about going with a non-lethal defense like stun guns. However, if it gets to the point where you need them then it will most likely be bad enough that the police won't be able to respond readily. (IMO) So, what do you do with the guy you just "stunned"? I personally hate guns but if I need to use one, I'm afraid it will be to kill. No other choice. I know this is an emotional issue and I'm not trying to stir things up. It just needs careful thought. Whatever you choose, the best of luck to you and yours.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 03, 1999.
I, too, live in a rural area. That's why Ive paid careful attention to
Buckshot's Papers on Feral Dogs
There's some serious thinking for all you pet lovers wrapped up in his articles. Pay attenion, u'all
-- And I'm a (email@example.com), December 03, 1999.
Mara, I hope you aren't in a situation where you need the spray and stungun. A friend of mine (he's seen too many Steven Segal movies) takes a pepper spray and squirts it in his mouth (he's fond of unbelievably hot peppers too). You have to get way too close for a stun gun to be effective...if you can reach them they can get you and if they have a stick or club....Good luck, sincerely....DCK
-- Don Kulha (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 03, 1999.
From a Father and Husband perspective your family depends on you to protect them. You are the last line of defense for them. A firearm is the best means of equalizing your situation with those who wish to harm your loved ones. There are other benefits of firearms too, but the first step is to get proper training in the safe use of firearms just like any mechanical tool. Improper use results, like any tool, in harmful effects.
-- James (email@example.com), December 04, 1999.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 03, 1999. >
Sir, I will tell you what I do whenever I have to blast someone with my Radio Shack Model 6969 stun gun. I take 'em out in the country before they recover all their senses, and turn them loose. They never seem to find their way back.
Other sir, you have obviously not met any really nice women, if you think the "nicest" woman in the world would do such a thing. If my kids hadn't eaten in five days, I'd ASK for some help.
Don't say "no", however.
-- Country Girl (email@example.com), December 06, 1999.
Country Girl....sounds like you do this on a regular basis. You either have a lot of nasty people in your neck of the woods or you really like that stun gun.;-) Well, whatever turns your crank. I hope I never stumble across you in the dark. (seriously, I may consider one for my wife. She won't go near a gun but might use one of those. I'm just afraid she might want to test it on yours truly.) Good luck to you and yours.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 09, 1999.