If you're not wearing it, lock it up. If you can't wear it, lock it up. Photo from Hornady Security Products.
The Fox8 station in Cleveland, Ohio reported last week that some self-described "doomsday preppers" in Cleveland were "robbed of guns, body armor and machetes."
According to the report, the family was part of a 'militia group' referred to as the "Three Percenters." They'd accumulated guns, machetes, ammunition and 'food rations.' Their residence was broken into "while they were asleep." The victim told the reporter that the burglars (not robbery suspects) took seven guns. The report went on to say that they'd moved in within the preceding month and that someone likely saw them "carrying the weapons inside."
They also had body armor and the thieves took that too.
I saw the story in a news aggregation email and went to the source. The member of the family victimized said she now feared that their preparations put others in danger.
We've discussed personal security before and it's a very relevant topic. I had someone tell me of a person who'd prepared for the "collapse" to accompany Y2K. That prepared person was telling a neighbor about the water, food, bullion and other goods he'd accumulated to meet the oncoming threat.
"What are you going to do when it comes," he asked the neighbor.
"Me?" came the response, "I'm coming over to your
We don't need to belabor this: keep your preparations under wraps. Don't let people see what you're doing, don't brag about "how ready" you are, don't be carrying guns in and out of the house.
Secure your premises. Get an alarm. Perhaps have a (loud) dog – it's not necessary to have a big dog or a mean dog.
If you have guns, have a means to lock them up. If someone wants to pack 300 or 400 pounds of ammunition out while you sleep, it's up to them. It's tougher than picking the gun up off of the end table.
Consider holiday buying: perhaps enhancing your home's security would be a good family gift.
-- Rich Grassi