October 4th, 2010
I have somewhat of an odd question, but am hoping you can help me.
I would like to purchase some type of gun for self defense (I live in a duplex on one side and my mom lives on the other, and we are both single) and maybe hunting in the future, but I have never shot any type of gun and have no idea where to start. I want to purchase one that is easy for a woman to use. I also learn how to use it so I get to know it very well in case I have to use it.
My father, who is deceased, used to deer hunt here in Wisconsin and I went with him to drive the deer out, but I never actually used a gun to shoot them.
Do you have any ideas on how I can go about finding out what kind of gun to buy, where I should buy it and where I can practice shooting it? I live about a half hour from Green Bay, Wisconsin in case you need to know.
Note that I really don’t even want a damn gun, but feel like I need to buy one and learn how to use it to protect me, my mom and our property if need be at some point in the future. This country is going to hell in a hand basket, and I don’t want to be caught without some kind of protection.
The foundation for any home defense arsenal is a shotgun, and my personal favorite is the 12 gauge. It is a straight-forward, easy to use weapon and any criminal who brings a knife or handgun to the scene will think twice about confronting an angry woman with a 12 gauge. I’ve even heard stories from women who’ve encountered an intruder in their home after dark and the simple act of pumping the shotgun and warning the intruder that you’re prepared to fire has resolved the situation.
How do senior citizens that are sick or disabled, on very low, limited incomes go off grid?
Inner city senior citizen
Dear Inner City Senior,
Prepping on a limited budget can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. You might want to start with stockpiling inexpensive basics, such as rice, wheat, flour and canned goods. If you can acquire a shotgun for defense, that will help you defend your turf, but the most important thing I can recommend is to network within your neighborhood, family or church to find healthy, able folks to come to your aid when it’s necessary. Even in primitive societies (conditions that might be very much like what our future holds), the young and old play a role. A post-collapse existence should not be a solitary one, so put some effort into making those relationships today.
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