Saturday, August 27, 2011

Semper Paratus - Even Against Zombies

The CDC came out with a wonderfully informative report a while back entitled, Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse. I thought it was a joke, until, after providing a history of Zombie lore, I read this.

Well, we’re here to answer that question for you, and hopefully share a few tips about preparing for real emergencies too!
"Real emergencies, too," get it?

Naturally I was fascinated to see where firearms and personal protection came on the list. I know what our gun-rights friends would have to say. In fact, reading them, you'd think guns first last and always, and maybe some canned goods, is all you need.
* Water (1 gallon per person per day)
* Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)
* Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)
* Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)
* Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)
* Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)
* Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)
* First Aid supplies (although you’re a goner if a zombie bites you, you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado or hurricane)
Not even a mention, not even among those useful tools and supplies.

The fact is the pro-gun crowd like to paint themselves as "prepared," but their perception of what to prepare for is skewed. Why, because they like guns too much. It's that simple. They try to justify this by talking about those incredibly rare situations in which a gun MIGHT save the day, and they always fall back on the 2A right to carry a gun anywhere they want any time they want. But the fact remains, in a major emergency in which the society breaks down, their guns will be as useful as paper weights and door stops, nothing more.

Just like when crossing the street on the way to Starbucks, death will come to you in a form impervious to your personal protection piece.

What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Any anti-zombie warrior knows that they need to be armed with a machette.