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"breaking news -- terror alert inceased to HIGH"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Mar 17, 2003.

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  1. David

    David Member

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    It's official, the government just increased our terror alert level to Orange -- High !!!

    This is the second highest alert level.

    This is due to the increased risk of a terrorist attack(s) because of pending military action in Iraq.

    Please BE ALERT -- BE READY -- BE PREPARED !!!

    :what: :what: :what:
     
  2. Will Fennell

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    To add firearm content....

    Just so we add firearms content, I just put a few extra loaded mags in the console of the pickup. I might even drop a softcase with the AR behind the seat:uhoh:
     
  3. Lone_Gunman

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    Yep, the AR15 will come in real handy when Iraq invades us!
     
  4. David

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    I am switching from my regular P-32 pocket carry to my Beretta 92 with a pre-ban mag.

    I also moved our "emergency supply kit" -- extra water, extra food, first-aid kit, extra ammo, etc. -- to our bedroom "just in case".

    Any other ideas?

    :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  5. cool45auto

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    I'll be the one with the rough lookin' SKS!:evil:
     
  6. Jedi_7.62

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    Think I might go buy some extra ammo tommorrow. Ya never know what'll happen. Maybe a couple more 30 rnd. mags.

    Though I'm afraid if there is any kind of attack there won't be anyone to shoot at.

    What can we actually do? makes me feel kind of helpless and I really don't like that.
     
  7. hso

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    Will, considering the cities that you drive to that may not be an unreasonable precaution, but I think I'll try to stay away from anyplace much bigger than Knoxville for the next couple of weeks instead.

    David, chill man:rolleyes:

    For everyone else, just stay calm. With respect to vulnerabiltiy, today isn't any different than yesterday and tomorrow will only be a little bit different for those of us here in the U.S.

    If it makes you feel better set up a family emergency plan the same as if a tornado were to hit your community. Arrange for an out of state, or distant in-state, friend or family memeber to act as a communications relay for your family. Don't try to call each other just call your friend and have them let everyone know they are ok. Get prepaid calling cards from a reputable source so that you can use them for the call. Set up local assembly points that should be safe so that you and family/friends can meet if a problem were to occur. Make their selection dependent upon what happens where. Toss a case of water in the car and some food bars (more for comfort than practical purposes). Flashlight, reflectors, firstaid kit, emergency blanket, etc. Treat it as if you were seriously preparing for a natural disaster and you'll have done what you can to deal with non-specific threats.
     
  8. David

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    I'm "chilled, man."

    Just being smart and prepared.

    Listen to the news, man, and you will see that our CIA, FBI, etc. think we are REALLY at risk this time if we invade Iraq!

    As Sgt. Joe Friday said so many years ago, "just the facts, just the facts."

    And, just my 2 cents.

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  9. David

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    Quote from the washingtonpost.com:

    "U.S. officials have said intelligence reports show a strong likelihood of some type of retaliation if the United States attacks Iraq. Attacks could come from organized groups or "lone wolves" who might be motivated by a war to act.

    Officials have predicted a war and an increase in the alert status would spark a series of measures across the country which would be even tougher than during the 20-day "orange" alert warning period earlier this year. "

    :uhoh: :uhoh: :uhoh:
     
  10. MitchSchaft

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    Omg, you're more likely to get hit by a car on your way to work than to be struck by an "act of terror". Don't worry about it!
     
  11. Stevie-Ray

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    True, but keep in mind the ones that are struck by that act of terror had the same odds as you.
     
  12. MitchSchaft

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    You're right. But I work in a restaurant. I honestly don't expect a terror attact to happen in or near that restaurant. You may be better off staying away from large gatherings and tall/famous buildings. But I don't think Memphis is known for any of that. I still don't get why we're #25 on the list of possible attacks.
     
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    Soda's terror threat level raised to "cocked and locked.":neener:
     
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    I'm going to, uh, shoot a brick... :neener:

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    now mind you we're far enough away that we'll only be the indirect receipients of whatever manages to get this far from the cities, if anything. Just praying that if anything nasty goes down on the east coast our kids make it out here okay.
     
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    Mitch- You KNOW those radical Islamist types don't like Elvis!

    Memphis (and all of Tennessee) may suffer collateral damage from an attack on Graceland:uhoh:
     
  18. Tamara

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    I had a Model 38, Model 296 and a Beretta Jetfire on me today, plus a 1911, P7M8, Model 64, Beretta AR70 and a Martini-Henry in the car.



    ...of course, everything after the Jetfire was just 'cause I was drivin' home from Oleg & Betty's crib. :D

    Officer: "You got any guns in the car?"
    Tamara: "What do you need?" :cool:
     
  19. Ala Dan

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    LET'S ROLL!

    Stay Safe and Shoot Straight-

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life member
     
  20. NeverAgain26

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    I can't understand why anyone thinks we are more liable to get attacked when we go into Iraq than when we went after the dirt bags in Afghanistan.

    I think we have to be alert but the noise of increased threat is, I feel, the liberal media blowing this way out of proportion and trying to frighten us away from the course we are on.

    While I do believe there is an additional level of concern, there is no way it should be frightening us. Every day beginning 9/11 is as god a day as any for us to remain alert.

    NA26
     
  21. faustulus

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    I knew my trick knee was giving me trouble for a reason. Trust that trick knee to be dead on when it comes to the terrorist forecast. :rolleyes:
     
  22. S_O_Laban

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    Say Fastulus, is that a tinfoil hat I see on your knee?:D
     
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    I'm pretty screwed, I live right between seattle, the naval base in everett, bangor naval base in bremerton, and whidbey island naval air station. way too many targets to live near, especially since most of them are less than 30 miles from me.
     
  24. ruger357

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    I think I'll load another gun.:D
     
  25. one-shot-one

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    so is knoxville up or down wind from oakridge, you do know that there is a nuke plant in your nieghborhood???!!!:p
     
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