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"what's your personal homeland security level" ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Mar 16, 2003.

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  1. David

    David Member

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    Based on today's news reports, it looks like war may start in a few days, and some "TV terrorist experts" have said that if that indeed occurs, the risk for terrorism in the USA will be greatly increased (and that the USA is likely to increase the national threat level back to Orange - High Alert).

    If a war does start, what will be your personal homeland security level -- i.e. for you and your family?

    For me, it will increase a bit.

    For example, we will, if possible, attempt to avoid crowded public places -- do our shopping at "off" times.

    I will upgrade my daily carry gun from a ".32 pocket pistol" to my full-size 9mm (based on my required mode of daily dress, this will be hard to do, but I will do my best).

    :what: :what: :what:

    Will you do anything different in reference to your personal and family security if a war breaks out over the next few days?

    :confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. faustulus

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    I may be in the minority but I am not really worried about terrorist attacks. Statisticlly I have a greater chance of dying in my car. I won't let it bother me. Terrorism is based on fear, without it they do not have a weapon.
     
  3. Baba Louie

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    faust,
    OK and good for ya. Call it crime then, not terrorism.

    Here in Las Vegas, like other cities, I'm sure that the Hotel Casino (Business) owners are worried because War will lower the "drop" for a spell at the outset, then rebound, unless some actual hard-core bad guy action takes place within the boundaries of the US.

    Its not really the threat of terrorist activity that bothers me per se. It would be the aftermath of one or two more WTC/Pentagon scenarios and all of the unprepared and stampeding sheep on the loose while the wolves and sneaky vermin are apt to take the confusion and chaos into their hands at opportune moments.

    Probably the worst case scenario would be martial law with all of its implications should something unfortunate occur. Here's hoping no one gets to play those games, just business as usual.

    But be prepared for any and everything.

    Adios
     
  4. oldfella

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    I remember my squad leader saying (somewhere in the many So. Pacific Islands back then) - "If you're not afraid, you're a fool; fear will keep alive"!
     
  5. MitchSchaft

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    I'm with faustulus on this. Even though Memphis is supposedly #25 on a list of possible targets.
     
  6. PlayTheAces

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    No real change for me. Will continue to go to work and come home. We have no trips planned in the near future, and I'm not fond of crowds to begin with. Heck, if Vegas comes up with some offers too good to pass up, may even take a weekend drive!

    And of course, I have my emergency reserve of beer jacked up to two cases now..........
     
  7. faustulus

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    But at what price?
    "Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once"
     
  8. oldfella

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    I can see why one would easily confuse fear with cowardice, especially if one does not take the time or effort to distinguish or separate the two. Fear: Emotion caused by exposure to danger - fear sharpens awareness. Cowardice: When one is easily intimidated by danger or pain - cowardice dull your senses.
     
  9. BigJake_old

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    Not all that woried, biggest thing around here is pry my silo, and i doubt they would waste any effort on that. Other than that, for like riots and marshal law, we have like 3 full time officers around here, and they aint trouble. If the SHTF for realy, i got about a 500 yd field of fire on all points of the compass around the house that i'll cover with my rifle against the raiding hordes.
     
  10. The Mayor

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    I drive through the city with the highest Arab / Arab-American population in the country then into the city with the highest crime rate in the state.

    Beretta 96 Brigadier on the front seat.

    S&W 340PD in coat pocket.

    After work I drive home to an Island with the lowest crime rate in the state.

    The threat of war or terrorism has not changed my level of alertness at all.
     
  11. ruger357

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    I do not think that I will be doing any shoping at the mall.
     
  12. DeltaElite

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    Level 10mm here. :D
    Truly I am not worried about terrorism, I am more worried about the day to day criminals in this country.
     
  13. David

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    In my opinion there is a BIG difference between being "alert" and being a "coward".

    :neener: :neener: :neener:
     
  14. cheygriz

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    I'll probably put my Sig P239 9MM in the safe, and carry my Glock 17 for a while. Otherwise, no changes in daily routine. Might put the AR-15 in the closet instead of the safe.
     
  15. oldfella

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    No matter the color of the "alert", my trusty S&W 640 never leaves my side.... well, some times I take my G-26.

    P.S.... and my mossy 590A1 is loaded and ready in my bedroom.
     
  16. SquirrelNuts

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    Mitch,

    Where is this list of cities ranked at?

    -SquirrelNuts
     
  17. Dogsoldier

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    Mayor, when the balloon goes up, your drive will probably be the safest part of your city. I think that the Arab-Americans and immigrant Arabs will go to ground. Although the American Arab community is not stepping up to the plate like many of us would like to see, I'm willing to bet they are scared sh*tless right now.
     
  18. Abe

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    We're at LEVEL BLACK (as in The Black Rifle\AR-15.) :D

    I'm not concerned about direct terrorist action in my general area as we live reasonably far enough away from the cities on the list referred to elsewhere on the forum (http://www.offnews.info/inteligencia_seguridad/120cities.htm).

    I am concerned about vermin though. What happens in\around a major city if the power goes out or a terrorist event occurs? Take a look at what happened in NY when the power went out in '65 and again in '77 (http://blackout.gmu.edu/archive/a_1977.html - read "The Night of Terror" article). Look at the behaviour we've seen in recent years when a major league sports team wins a championship. If a major terrorist event occurs you can bet there are going to be plenty of vermin that will come out of the woodwork to take advantage of the situation.

    - Abe
     
  19. GAMALOT

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    Personal Level of Security

    Mine is the same as it always was, terrorism asside, there are those among us who maintain readiness as a matter of course.
    Many can be found right here in the HR.
    No bunkers here and no MREs but, forget the dog!
    Smith and Wesson are just a couple of the friends I keep close, add to them the Winchesters, Colts, Remingtons, Rugers, Barettas, Taurus's, Glocks, Sigs and Wildey's and be assured it would not be nice to be an UN welcomed guest. Fortunately, my neighbors have many of the same friends and feelings and we basically have these hills covered. Sadly, the great fear here is BAD KIDS, and that is yet another thread!
     
  20. Bruce H

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    Laid back and lazy. I live right in the middle of a very large hog farm.:D
     
  21. denfoote

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    When we were at "orange" I carried either a Walther P99 with 43 rounds of ammo or a Ruger P95 with 61 rounds. Now that we have dropped to "yellow", I have lightened up the load a bit. It's a Taurus M85UL with 5 speed strips of Federal 110gr Hydro Shok!!!!!! :D
     
  22. labgrade

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    If you consider yourself at risk after the "balloon goes up," you were at risk before it did.

    Some just more'n others .....
     
  23. Ala Dan

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    Greeting's Folk's-

    With war imminent, I've stepped my threat level up just
    a bit; and now live in the "Orange Alert" status. Aware
    of my surrounding's, I won't be visting anywhere there
    are large crowds gathered. However, I haven't changed
    my personal weapon of choice; as it still is the .45 caliber
    SIG-Sauer P220A. Our home defense rest in the tube of
    a 12 gague Remington 870 Marine Magnum.

    WARNING: Don't show up on my door step's unexpected;
    please give me a courtesy call before arriving. I don't like
    surprises!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  24. TexasVet

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    On a scale of 1 to 10? In rural Texas, terrorism would be a -1, crime a +1. :D However that does not lower the level of alertness that has become normal.
     
  25. sm

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    "Orange" here also.
    I also have mom to take care of across town. Took her to do some errands and out to eat Sat. She picked up real quick we avoided crowds and certain areas.

    I have classes to attend and will carry on with heightened awareness.
     
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