No, I haven’t lost my marbles (gone insane), but have you considered what happens when the ammo runs out and more importantly PRIMERS!
Some will of course say this won’t happen for a VERY LONG TIME except how many of us go out and BUY ammunition and are totally incapable of rolling your own.
I read so much panicked writings about loss of 5.56 due to government stupidity and I have to laugh about it.
5.56 x 45mm is probably the second most used cartridge in the world behind the 7.62 x 39 mm. Not forgetting the worlds most loved plinking ammo the 22 LR.
Except without ammunition manufacturing, without chemicals for boom powder, without PRIMERS, what you have left is a long stick!
Sunday night, or day ‘whatever’, into TEOTWAWKI, I wonder, will the local gun shop be open, still have stock, or even be there?
Another funny thing I’ve noted is no-one seems to list a spare firing pin, extractor, or set of seals!
Why is that? I guess I know deep inside of me.
Most wouldn’t know how to repair a weapon in the first place!
So back to no guns.
What’s your plan?
Sharpened sticks, slingshots made from your knicker elastic LOL!
Field expedient weapons need to be considered for your survival needs and for most that would mean stringed weapons i.e. bows (cross, re-curve, and the over complicated high-tech compound).
Only this does raise another interesting question.
What you going to use for ammunition?
Hands up those who have ever made an arrow or bolt that can fly ACCURATELY for more that 30 meters?
I’ll keep mine firmly down and admit to blowing out one crossbow prod trying. I’m better with a slingshot (and even better with traps).
So is this a case of nothing to worry about?
After all there are plenty of places to buy from aren’t there?
Until there aren’t!