After a SHTF situation occurs you can expect the level of violent crime to increase. Rape, murder, kidnapping, burglary, arson, etc., will be the new societal norm for the criminal element. You will need to be armed. Not following this basic premise will almost guarantee that you will become a victim of a violent crime and possibly killed at some point.
Insanity will reign in the inner cities and this violence will spread to the suburbs. Law enforcement will not be sufficiently available to contain the violence so you must have the ability to defend yourself. For your own personal security firearms become an essential component of your SHTF defensive plan.
If you expect bad economic times, social unrest, escalation of criminal activities, etc., you should stock up on defensive firearms, plenty of quality ammunition and spare magazines as required. Remember any type of socio-political and economic instability triggers psychological instabilities and contributes significantly to the rise in brutal crimes.
Do not become a target for those who can do you harm; be inconspicuous in your activities and stay out of sight; don’t attract unwanted attention; don’t become a refugee and never give up your ability or desire to resist.
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