“You see, in this world, there’s two kinds of people, my friend — those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.”
~Clint Eastwood, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Now I’ll be the first to say that I think way too many preppers and survivalist focus entirely too much on firearms for survival.
While I’m all for having the best gun and gear you can afford and the best training you can get. I find all the weapons talk on the inter-web to be juvenile and boring.
This obsession with the top 5 guns every doomsday prepper should have is ludicrous.
I suggest you subscribe to the words of the Major Basil Plumley character played by Sam Elliot in the movie “We Were Soldiers”.
When asked if he thinks he should get himself an M-16, he replies…
“Sir, if the time comes I need one, there’ll be plenty lying on the ground.”
However, whether I like it or not is is irrelevant. History shows that weapons do make a difference.
Even in the hands of children.
And in a lawless land, I prefer to be armed.
In my book I have a section called “Pick a Winning SHTF Survival Team. At the beginning of that section I say the following;
“You have to keep in mind that human nature hasn’t changed throughout history. Societies have always run on these 4 rules.”
1. The strongest get what they want before the weakest.
2. Men have always subjugated other men in one fashion or another.
3. The people with the money and wealth make the rules.
4. The people who have weapons enforce the rules.
Being armed or not is a personal choice.
I will say this, whatever you choose, you should at the very least understand the 4 rules I’ve listed above.
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