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Renewed Terrorist Threat - What Are You Doing to Prepare (if anything)?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DonNikmare, May 26, 2004.

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  1. DonNikmare

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    In light of the recent renewed terrorist threat I'm wondering what you folks are doing or any of us can do to prepare?

    I doubt that any type of attack would necessetate or be affected by private citizens' use of their guns. However, one never knows. We have already seen that terrorists are trying to think and act in unforeseen 'out of the box sort of ways.'

    Me, I have a minimal water supply, and less than 1400 rounds of .38, .45, and .308 taken together.

    I have been thinking about getting a set of walkie talkies, a camping type propane stove, and I'm not sure what else.
     
  2. larry_minn

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    I have unloaded my guns and put them in safe. Then I took off my pocket knife/most other weapons and put them away.

    Then I recheck that I am totally unarmed and have some people use machines to make sure I have disarmed.

    Finally I hop onto the same type of weapon that was used on 9-11. (airplane)


    Makes lots of sense don't you think?
     
  3. Josey

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    I bought an "extra" Lee reloader. I picked up some more W231 too. I still have stuff left from my 2000 "just in case" buying. I live in earthquake country, terrorists will just have to get in line.
     
  4. winstonsmith

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    I'm going on with my daily life, exactly like the terrorists don't want me to do. I'm putting my faith in God that if I get maimed or killed in an attack it might wake some sheeple up.

    I'm also getting ready for the day that I might be called upon to fight these terrorist myself. Or even fight the people who are seemingly becoming overzealous and quasi fascist in attempting to combat terrorism.

    A rock and a hard place, eh?
     
  5. GlockHobbit

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    I am going to remind my congress critters to not vote on a renewal of the assault weapons ban, even if 5 of the Qaeda scumbags go to a mall this summer with a few SAR's with an end goal of killing innocents using our constitutional freedoms. The end of our liberties is the main goal right? Is this how they can use democracy to end our freedom? Manipulate public opinion in an election year has happened recently in another country.
     
  6. Justin

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    What am I doing?

    Why, I'm quoting H.L. Mencken:

     
  7. angrywalkindude

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    I went out and bought a car load of toilet paper. Someone has to clean up when TSHTF.
     
  8. P95Carry

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    ''Preparation'' is as ever I guess covering your butt with regard to emergency survival .... and that's a big subject.

    I'll say tho as well .. each and every man and woman should be alert .. situational awareness is as vital as ever. Just possible some switched on regular Joe might - just might - thru being aware, stumble on a scam of terroristic nature .... and avert same.

    Best we can do IMO.

    ''Expect the unexpected''.
     
  9. Bainx

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    Get your money OUT of the stock market. If Dot-Com and 911 did not clean your plow, this next terrorist attack will!
     
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    Since you can't have a secure homeland as long as you have unsecured borders the politicians should be executed for treason. Other than that load up and sharpen your knives.
     
  11. Baba Louie

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    FoxNews said Uncle Sam warned of bio type attack this summer. So I'm sure that more duct tape, visqueen and gas masks will be the order of the day.
    But as Bainx pointed out, the economy will take another hit.

    But as to what am I doing about it (if anything)? Probably go pick up another brick or two of .22lr. You can never have enough .22 on hand.
     
  12. Joe Demko

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    I have the usual emergency supplies on hand, same as I would for a hurricane, blizzard, etc. IOW, I'll go on living my life as I always have. This has more to do with controlling the populace than protecting it.
     
  13. Foreign Devil

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    The threat to the average American from terrorism is miniscule.

    Over 100,000 people have died on the highways since 9/11. More have died from heart disease, mundane health problems, etc.

    It makes sense to have some extra water, food, batteries, etc. on hand as you would for a power outage or storm. It does not make sense to alter your lifestyle significantly on the threat of terrorism alone.

    On the other hand if you just enjoy being prepared for the end of the world, then by all means go ahead. Just don't live in fear, and keep a sense of perspective.
     
  14. TechBrute

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    The only thing I did to "prepare" for some sort of disaster was have the water company drop off an additional 6 bottles. So now we have 10 five-gallon bottles in the house at any given time. Aside from that, I've always had all that stuff everyone says to run out and get. We've got canned and packaged food in bulk (we buy at Costco.) I've got Duct Tape by the mile. Anyone that has to go out and buy Duct Tape for an emergency needs to have their head examined. You should have a roll in every car, and AT LEAST one roll at the house, terrorists or not. I've got plastic sheeting for painting (wife likes to change the bedroom colors several times a year.) While I don't keep stockpiles of ammo, I do buy by the case, so I can hold off mutant zombies or whatever for a little while. Oh yeah, we also buy TP at Costco, so no worries there.:D We used to camp A LOT, so we've got several stoves, not to mention a propane grill out back.
     
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    More beer

    Stocking my beer fridge, just in case they target grocery stores.
    :neener:

    Conspiracy man says:
    Election year. Bubbya and his crew figger that we're all scared of the A-rab boogey man....the more they frighten us with non-specific threats, the more we should all turn to big, strong Uncle Sam to protect us little sheep. At least its self-perpetuating, since the war in Iraq is driving AlQuida recruitment up...

    :banghead:
     
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    Im keeping my eye on elderly white women to see if they may be hiding nail clippers or one of those little Swiss Army knives. :confused:
     
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    If I lived in an area that I considered a target area such as New York, L.A. etc...I'd have already figured out a "What if" plan and probably have the basics of emercency food and water on hand. I think that that would be the order of the day in California anyways due to earthquakes.

    Here in my little patch of the world, I am not concerned with terrorist attack occuring here.
     
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    I programmed "911" into my speed dialer on my phone.
     
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    Well, Don, let me ask you this. Instead of buying another toy (and God knows I love to buy my own toys!), why don't you invest that money in some quality fight training?

    From my own experience, having just recently entered the realm of combat training, the knowledge gained is well worth the money spent and far more useful that yet another doodad in the arsenal.

    Of course, this is coming from a guy that just bought a new Emerson P-SARK! :rolleyes:
     
  20. Tamara

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    Buying stock in the manufacturers of duct tape, plastic sheeting, and gas masks.
     
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    BLOAT!!

    Buy Lots Of Ammo Today!!!!!

    :D
     
  22. rick_reno

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    What are you doing to Prepare?

    I'm looking around to see what new legislation the Bushkies might want in place. Historically, we get some onerous legislation enacted right after a terrorist attack, if I didn't know better I'd say they have this stuff sitting in the wings and ready to go when something happens. The Germans had their 1933 Reichstag Fire, Oaklahoma City produced the Counter Terrorism Bill of 1996 and 9/11 gave us the Patriot Act (who names these things?). What's next?
     
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    We're on double shifts. Your tax dollars HARD at work.
     
  24. Werewolf

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    What are you doing to prepare....

    NOTE: I'm not recommending that anyone buy S&W stock...

    I bought a 1000 shares of Smith & Wesson (swb) stock. Hey if there's a major terrorist attack just like after 911 more folks are gonna be buying guns and if they don't no biggy.

    I checked out S&W. They're a small but very sound company. Though they lost money in the financial period ending Jan 2004 the loss is just accounting crap (I know I'm a financial analyst in real life). They did some restructuring, bought a bunch of capital equipment and paid back some on a loan. They actually have a decent mfg margin. They made 8M on 27M of sales and that's not bad.

    Their net assets decreased by 8M but that was due to the reasons described above and most of the 8M reduction was in going from 12M in cash to 4M in cash to finance investment and operating activities.

    Their P/E is hovering around 4 which is low for them and their industry. In addition from looking at the chart of 3 year prices the current price is now at a low resistance level of around $1.50 (current price as I write this is $1.59). Over the past 3 years around October or November the price peaks at around $2.50.

    S&W is a very thinly traded stock (not a whole lot of volume on any given day) and thus is not as liquid as some traders might like.

    Here's a link to S&W's 10-Q filing with the SEC if anyone is interested:

    Smith & Wesson 10-Q

    If history is any indicator I'll make a cool $1000 around November or so as I don't consider S&W a long term investment by any stretch of the imagination.
     
  25. Andrew Rothman

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    If you take out your money, you make nothing. If you short the market, you can be rich!

    I'm short and happy, and up 20% on the year.
     
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