Some people like guns. Some like gold clubs. Some like stamps. Some like to change their pronons every 2 hours. Some like quotation marks.
The only part of this which rings true is the first sentence. The rest is merely an opinion based on assumption.Because it is their Constitutional right to bear arms. Because it makes them feel immortal, like a bad @$$. They are under the illusion that simply having a lot of guns makes them Rambo, and that with guns they can perform military like scenarios.
Fact is like a majority of people with guns if they had bullets flying over their head would crap themselves.
Protecting one's self requires training. An untrained guy with a gun vs. a trained bowman, cross bow, knive/axe thrower, sling shot or what have you, I prefer to hang with the guy that is trained, and practices daily.
I'd say you've got those two mixed up. IMHO.....Survivalists plan to be prepared for whatever comes.
Preppers tend to plan for some specific occurance(s)
So if one hasn't 'lived it for decades', they default to being obsessed and fantasizing?There is a clear distinction between fantasize and having lived it for decades. In one it is a wet dream, in the other it is decades of experience.
My point is: You come across with having the attitude that if one hasn't had "decades of experience' with something, they're obsessed with it because it's new and shiny. And you lump everyone but you into the latter category. Just because we're preparing we're ONLY obsessed with firearms. You can't seem to accept any other option.Not sure what your point is. I think you are trying to rationalize a "hoped for" outcome.
You either have days, weeks, months, years, decades having firsthand experience having lived in a future environment or you will be at a substantial disadvantage of survival.
Think in terms of employment and a job opening. You're either hoping they will hire you with having no experience and they will train you, or you have 23 years' experience doing that work.
Or think of it this way, one person was born and raised in the South-side of Chicago in a day-to-day survival environment. Or they were born and raised on 5'th avenue NY. If thing go ugly, one will have a lifetime of living what the other will be thrust into.
Sigh. Now you're playing the victim, trying to claim post 52 said nothing about firearms.You "Quoted" my post # 52
Please reread post # 52 and point to where anything in that post made the slightest mention of firearms. Just one sentence. My post made zero reference to firearms. It spoke clearly reference the skillset for surviving a different social environment.
I have zero opposition to the ownership of firearms. I strongly feel there are more prudent tools for any transition period. And survival post transition period.