I’ve got a soft spot for survivalists. I like the idea of self-sufficiency: growing your own food, rationing water, maintaining a septic system, etc. Mind you, I wouldn’t have a clue how to do it. In fact, I’d probably be that wide-eyed nutcase with a fancy AR come to raid your garden for my starving family. Anyway, TheSurvivalistBlog.net has a guest post by Frank Bohan that starts innocently enough—and then makes me question my decision to give the “preppers” a pass, and makes me wonder (again) about the limits of armed self-defense . . .
I have a good friend who is also a prepper. He has it all; a great retreat fully outfitted with food, guns ammo, workshop, garden etc, etc, etc…. I stopped by one morning un-armed when he was playing the “what if” game.
He looked me square in the eye and said, “Frank, I can not believe you walked in here without a sidearm. What if I pulled my gun on you? You’d be defenseless! “
Knowing my friend well, I knew this was no real threat. I had been in his home many times before and subscribed to most of the same catalogs he did as well. I told him that I was far from unprepared, knowing that if he did indeed pull a gun on me, that I would see his movement and easily reach up to my right and pull down the face of the clock on the wall where I knew he hid another gun in the ready and draw bead on him.
My wife was upset with me for spoiling his hiding place.
Are you prepared?
Or are you over-prepared?