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Novus Ordo

Freedom/All – I concur that it would be near impossible to collect all arms nationally; however, we prepare individually or at best with a few friends or neighbors. If you are the one in the “crisis zone” and get raided then that directly effects your survival. My example of Katrina wasn’t to equate that action to the rest of the country as a whole – but for the people that it happened to I’ll bet that they all wished that they had made different decisions (bugout, hide guns, give up “dummy” gun while retaining the rest, etc.) ahead of time before the authorities showed up.

Tsar’s original question was when to or when not to follow .gov directives – Katrina is just one example to keep in mind.

Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
- Thomas Paine