Lately, I’ve been fielding questions regarding firearms, which isn’t necessarily unusual. What is strange, though, are the folks that are asking them. From seemingly disinterested people to those whom I’d never peg as a firearms person, all have sought advice.
Naturally, I’m glad to help wherever I can. Sometimes, the best advice is the one where you learn from others’ mistakes. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but notice how the coronavirus devolved so much that it forced people out of their comfort zones and into the controversial realm of firearms.
This is one of the reasons why I feel the mainstream media is doing a disservice with their supposedly “even, balanced” tone. They can talk all they want about a measured response. However, the rapid escalation of the coronavirus suggests that not emphasizing its dangers is the bigger risk to journalistic credibility.
Be that as it may, the curiosity of people around me over firearms indicates that they see through the BS. The situation may look normal now. But it’s likely the calm before the storm. Once the smelly stuff hits the fan, it will be too late to consider arming yourself: you and millions of others will have the same bright idea.
Firearms Are the Only Practical Way to Protect Your Resources
Recently, I read an article that Costco sold out of its emergency pallet replete with food, water, over-the-counter medicine and other essentials. If I remember correctly, the pallet cost well over $3,000.
That goes to show you how the “normals” are freaking out over the pandemic. However, when the panic really ensues, merely owning survival goods won’t be enough. You’ve got to find a way to protect your valuable resources and the best way is via firearms.
Perhaps I sound like one of those doomsday prepper folks. I assure you that’s not the case. What I am is a realistic person. Primarily, I recognize that the stupidity of the American public knows no bounds. These are the same idiots that, on Black Friday, will trample each other just to grab the latest trinket. In some cases, they’ll shoot each other for it.
As we like to say, the U.S. is the greatest country in the world. It’s also the greatest source of mental illness. During periods of prosperity, we could tolerate such illnesses. But with the pandemic threat, this broad sickness will become a violent wildcard.
Maybe you want to hope for the best in your fellow man. I, on the other hand, have seen too much to extend unwarranted faith.