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In a time of crisis, it is important to be prepared. The government recommends that each family have food, water, and supplies for at least three days. But what about firearms? Are they a necessary part of preparedness?
There are many opinions on this topic. Some experts believe that firearms are essential for self-defense in a crisis. They argue that in a world where violence is common, it is important to be able to protect yourself and your loved ones. Others believe that firearms are too dangerous and should not be in the hands of civilians. They argue that firearms are more likely to be used for suicide or homicide than for self-defense.
I believe that firearms can be a useful tool for preparedness, but they should be used with caution and that means TRAINING. Firearms need to be stored safely and should only be used for self-defense or hunting.
Five tips for new firearm owners
If you are considering purchasing a firearm for preparedness, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, you should choose a gun that is appropriate for your needs. If you live in a rural area, you may want to consider a shotgun or rifle for hunting. If you live in an urban area, you may want to consider a handgun for self-defense. Real talk though, you’re going to want to prep all three. A rifle, a shotgun, and a handgun – at the very, very least.
Second, you should learn how to use your firearm safely. There are many resources available, such as gun safety classes and online videos.
Third, you should store your firearm safely. Keep it locked away from children and unauthorized adults.
Fourth, you should only use your firearm for self-defense or hunting. Do not use it for target shooting or other recreational activities.
Fifth, you should be aware of the laws in your state. Some states have restrictions on the types of firearms that can be owned or carried.
If you follow these guidelines, you can safely and responsibly own a firearm for prepping.
Some more tips for new gun owners on prepping
In addition to the above, here are some other things you can do to prepare for a crisis:
- Have a plan. What will you do if a crisis happens? Will you evacuate your home? Will you stay and shelter in place? Having a plan will help you make decisions quickly and effectively.
- Build a survival kit. A survival kit should include food, water, first aid supplies, and other essential items. You should also have a way to communicate with others, such as a radio or cell phone.
- Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to what is going on around you and be prepared to take action if necessary.
- Stay calm. In a crisis, it is important to stay calm and think clearly. This will help you make better decisions and stay safe.