To each his or her own. While some panic and buy toilet paper, others with more rationality stock up on ammo and buy guns. Those waiting until now to do so are kinda late. Many of us have many guns and thousands or rounds of ammo stored away.
The Brady bunch, in their daily money begging emails, are all in a dither about so many people buying guns and ammo. They hate that rational people know in times of panic and breakdown of society, the only thing that will protect you is a gun, just like in normal times.
For those asking what we are afraid of, the answer is “nothing.” Just like keeping a fire extinguisher or first aid kit handy, we are not scared of fire or minor injuries, we are just prepared for any possibility.
This crisis will pass with things returning to normal for most of us. For some old at-risk folks like me, we may not survive, but for the great majority life will return to what passes for normal.
But under worse case scenarios, city folks will not be prepared to survive without food and other necessities delivered regularly. There are even memes, somewhat tongue in cheek, with those dependent on daily supplies saying they will go to the country and take what they want from those of us that are prepared and have food.
One meme I like shows the response to that. It says, “You do realize you are talking about stealing from those that have to decide each day which gun to take with them in their truck?”
There are great stories of people and businesses helping others out in crisis. But there are always those that are jealous of what others have and want to take it. You do not have to be paranoid to be prepared, not just when a crisis hits but every day.