I remember a conversation with once and future TTAG contributor Martin Albright about SHTF scenarios, bug-out bags, The End of the World As We Know It (the apocalypse not the song), cheerful stuff like that. The combat vet set me straight on timing. “You don’t wake-up one day and society has disappeared,” Martin said. “Aside from natural disasters—which are temporary—it doesn’t happen that way. Society falls apart slowly, like it did in Yugoslavia. Bus and garbage service becomes irregular, small crimes go unpunished, graffiti covers public buildings, bribery becomes more commonplace, gangs or militias move in—it’s a gradual evolution from civilization to something a lot less civilized.” Motown residents can relate. Especially its once and future gun owners.