trusted family or friends... notice i said TRUSTED family and friends. there are some family or friends i wouldn't arm, but others i would.
I can think of better ways to invest 20k but dang man, if that's what you think if best.I have dozens of AR’s and hundreds of loaded magazines. I built a bunch of 16” AR’s specifically to hand out (with 7 mags each) to friends and neighbors. If need be, I’ll organize them, arm them, and put them to work.
All in, I’m closer to $50,000. I’m hoping to add something beltfed to the collection soon, so that will be at least another $30,000, and a few more Form 1 suppressors ($5,000ish). My buddy has an M60E6 (it kicks ass) and a Fightlight MCR upper on an M16 lower. I want my own MCR/M16.I can think of better ways to invest 20k but dang man, if that's what you think if best.
Is this you?
I get it. But one thing some have brought up is, several neighbors defending the area, armed, may be more safe than just ourselves just trying to go solo. That doesn't mean all neighbors are trustworthy, or ready to be armed. But, if they are, but for some reason don't have a gun at the time SHTF, it may be in our self-interest.Absolutely. It's amazing how many people seem to have the mistaken "assumption" that retired cops leave their guns behind when they retire, or they don't have the legal ability to carry concealed weapons if they're honorably retired.
I've been asked by people I've known for some time, and who are intelligent well-educated persons, if I could still carry a weapon once I retired.
I typically deflect the question to discuss that in most states, and particularly here in CA, honorably retired peace officers may continue to carry concealed firearms in their retirement, if they fulfill the requirements of their former agency and the state ... should they choose to do so, and don't become a prohibited person.
Most of them stop asking for further details at that point, as their general question has been answered ... and specifically if I launch into some detailed explanation of statutes and legal language ... and don't remember to specifically ask about whether I carry a retirement weapon.
You want a gun? Go get yours the same way I got mine. Buy it, and also go through whatever paperwork and arcane nuances of state laws as may be required ... and that you probably voted to put in place, in the first place. Not my problem.