We don’t tend to focus on guns on this site, but many serious preppers are concealed carriers or open carriers of firearms and many more have firearms in their homes for practical self-defense reasons. And it makes sense. If you need to protect your family in a disaster situation, not much works better in our modern age than a firearm to stop aggression. We do have one recommendation, though, as you live your life as a person prepared:
Stay out of Connecticut.
We’re not kidding. Legislation has been proposed that could easily be used for purposes other than the stated purpose of the law (that statement may apply to all laws, for that matter). Louder With Crowder notes,
“The pending legislation proposes that alleged domestic abusers -the majority of cases involving a male- would be required to surrender their firearms and ammunition if their partners seek temporary restraining orders, regardless of due process or proof. ‘The right to live is more important than any other right we have,’ said Senator Mae Flexer, who has worked in recent years on domestic-violence issues.”
Here is the problem with this legislation from a prepper point of view: all it takes is the accusation of domestic violence to take all of your guns and ammunition. All of it. No proof required.
So, if some government employee finds your particular brand of politics unpleasant, they can get someone to accuse you of domestic violence, and then you’ve lost all of your guns and ammo. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to see how this type of thing could be twisted by any despotic regime to prevent their political opponents from defending themselves should they “inconveniently” be attacked.
To make this worse, the accuser doesn’t even have to seek a restraining order or go through some kind of physical evaluation. Any accusation will do, and, if you can be stripped of your rights based on an accusation without proof, then how safe do you think any other rights or personal property will be from people who dislike you for any reason.
Even if well-intentioned, it’s simply crazy.
What do you think about this proposed law in Connecticut: Good idea or just an excuse to make us defenseless? Sound off below.