That of course is a excellent response. Ask them first. When they bumble up. “You know with all this going around...we are thinking having something to protect ourselves...”If it comes to that, you should ask your neighbors if they'd loan you a gun, LOL!
This right here is great advice and insight. Your neighbor today may be your enemy tomorrow.I make it a point to keep my interest in firearms a secret from neighbors or anyone I don't know so the locals are on their own. I don't need them trying to disarm me or kill me with my own weapons because they were too stupid to go buy their own guns, ammo and emergency supplies when they had the chance.
Thank you.This right here is great advice and insight. Your neighbor today may be your enemy tomorrow.
I remember a story along that idea. Recruits at a Academy were teleported to a unknown, unsettled planet with some dangers. 3 months to survive to graduate. Broad choice of weapons, gear.... things go wrong instead on minor danger planet with rescue available but you flunk). They get sent across Galaxy to very dangerous Animal planet.I gave it some thought. My response, probably as usual, is a little off-beat.
I would give a hatchet, an inexpensive knife like an Ontario butcher knife with a sheath, my bo, metal and wood escrima sticks, wooden walking sticks, a South African plastic whip.
There are only 8 basic thrusts or movements that have to be learned. They can taught within a couple of hours. Of course, repetitive practice is necessary. It is like easy to teach the basic motions of using a kukri. Then it is a matter of practice and situational awareness, which is all on the user. Low cost.i
The neighbors have no skills. They don't have rudimentary military training. They are good only for sentinel duties.
When the male plains Indians learned to raid their neighbors, the novices did not go into battle with guns or bows and arrows. Thus they learned that situational awareness and stealth were more critical skills. Do you really want untrained neighbors given noisemakers and be overly confident?
- Random violence everywhere, not just in limited ares of the city.
- Thugs driving through neighborhoods and doing drive-by shooting or arson attacks
- Huge increase in armed home invasions
Would you loan out guns to unarmed neighbors?
If yes, what would be your criteria?
What about people who never used a gun before?
What about hard core liberal neighbors who suddenly are "woke" regarding the need to protect themselves?
I like having a lot of extra ammo so I can supply ammo to already armed neighbors who have the same calibers I do. I could provide everyone on the block with ammo and a firearm of some sort, but fortunately most of my neighbors are already armed. Out of 15 homes I'd guess 8 definitely, 3 probably and 3 unlikely. . .