Emergency Preparedness Part 5: Guns & Ammo
Alright, I know this is a touchy subject for some of you. But you know what, it’s necessary. And it may just save your life.
Whether you are getting prepared for what may be very hard times ahead, or not, I cannot stress the importance of having a firearm in your home. And since I truly do believe that things are gonna get a lot worse before they get better, it’s that much more crucial to me that I share this with you.
I don’t want to get into a big debate, I’m just gonna tell you why I think you need to have a gun. Let’s talk worst case scenario… ’cause we all agree it’s better to be safe than sorry, right?
If our country spirals out of control. If gas and food prices skyrocket, and even more people lose their jobs. If a natural, or man-made disaster happens. If rioting and looting begin to become more commonplace… would you be ready? Would you have what you need to survive, or would you have to go out among the havoc hoping to find the supplies your family needs after the fact?
Some of us are choosing to be ready now by preparing to take care of our family in case of an emergency. Some choose to deny the possibility of something bad happening to us, and continue to go about a carefree life. But most scary of all, for me anyways, is knowing that there are people out there who are a different breed of preppers. Oh, they see the signs of trouble ahead, they’re sure there will be food shortages, riots, and hyperinflation. And they have a plan. But it isn’t to start storing up food and other necessities. No. Their plan is to take what they need from anybody they can rob along their way.
Do you hear me? There are people at this very moment who plan to attack your family and take what you have if things get out of control here.
Do you think they have a map of all of the “preppers” in their town and will only attack those with food storage? Ha. Hate to break it to you, but they’ll be going door to door. They will pick a random home. And it may be yours, whether you have anything for them or not. And if you are not prepared to defend yourself and your children or loved ones, your fate will be in their hands.
What really scares me is that I actually know people who have this mindset. My husband works for two of them. Unfortunately, Jerry has been very forthcoming in his beliefs, and has openly shared how important he thinks food storage is. Come to find out, these men think very much along the same lines as us, only on the opposite end of the spectrum. And they’ve been equally as open with him about their plans to rob and loot when that time comes.
These are not good guys. Jerry will attest to that. They have guns. They go to the shooting range often. They are preparing to hurt others. And unfortunately, I’ve talked with other people who are acquainted with others who have the same evil plan.
This is for real you guys. You have got to wake up and learn to defend your home. Do not be left completely at their mercy. Think of your children, if nothing else! They won’t just be after your food.
If you don’t have one, get a gun. Learn to shoot it. And store up ammo for it; lots of ammo. Get it now, while you still can, while it’s still legal and accessible.
I’m no firearms expert… I’m hoping some of you are, and can share your recommendations. I’ve been told that a shotgun is the best home defense. I’ve also heard good things about having a high powered rifle. A hand gun would be very good to have as well, especially in your car.
Yes, you need to use extreme care when keeping a gun in your home. Keep the safety on at all times. Keep it loaded, but do not keep a round chambered so that it would go off if the trigger were to be pulled. If you have children, do not hide it from them and never tell them about it!! It is much wiser to show it to your children and explain to them the dangers of handling a gun on a regular basis. Let them become used to seeing it, but teach them to respect it. If you have small children, keep it out of their reach. But don’t make it a forbidden fruit.
As far as home defense goes, take other measures to protect yourself as well. Have some sort of an alarm that would go off if somebody was on your property or breaking in. Think about getting an indoor dog to bark at an intruder. Maybe I’ll do a separate post on that later… but it’s something for everyone to consider. Get good locks on your doors and windows, and keep them locked.
Not only do I believe you should have a gun for defending yourself, but it could be lifesaving as far as food goes as well. Hunting wild game may become a way of life again. Like I said, I’m no expert. I’m just a city girl trying to learn her way around the country, remember? We aren’t hunters, although my husband is trying to learn to hunt. So, I can’t recommend a good hunting gun, but hopefully one of you out there can.
I can tell you that hunting isn’t easy, though! It takes practice. It takes skill. And it takes a lot of patience. So start now if you aren’t already.
Look. I don’t want to be a fear-monger. I don’t know what’s gonna happen down the road. I do know what the Father has told us in His Word. I do know what the end times look like… and it’s gonna be chaos. I don’t know when it will happen, but I know it will. And so, I am putting my faith in His Word and getting myself ready for whatever. There are still a lot of things we need to do, but we are at least working toward a goal. And having guns and ammo is at the top of our list of important things to have in our home. Equally as important, if not more so, than our food storage.
Are you prepared to save yourself and your home from those who would come to harm you? Would you know how to shoot a deer or other animal and clean it, if you had to?