Hm. I've been the emergency preparedness person in a couple different
wards now in different states. Don't ever recall advocating weapons, nor
was such ever in any of the information I ever researched for a presentation.
Not that I have anything against them, quite the contrary. As for
societal collapse - ever read about the L.A. riots after Rodney King? New
Orleans hurricane? A big California earthquake? In a big disaster, it may well
be days, or even longer before your government has the time or resources to
check on you.
Emergency preparedness is always a good idea. Earthquakes, blizzards, flooding,
fires, it can all happen here. It's good to be ready. Have a few days worth
of grub, water and beer on hand; keep the propane tanks full on the trailer,
that sort of thing. But around here for some reason emergency preparedness seems
to either anticipate some sort of societal collapse, or (seriously) a zombie
attack. Either of which mostly needs, apparently, a lot of weapons. We need to
back off on the prozac or video games or something and have a go at some