posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 03:38 PM
Is this real or surreal?
As a resident of Southern California, who has long-since prepared for the inevitable "Big One," -- the eventual large-scale rupture along the San
Andreas which is a long-established matter of geological record, and for which we are long overdue -- our insurance is up-to-date, we have
adequate emergency supplies to last 2-3 weeks without electricity or running water, etc... In short, we are as prepared as anyone can be.
NOW... I find myself questioning this very frightening precedent unfolding before our very eyes in new Orleans.
Should -- no, strike that... when the San Andreas experiences a major rupture, I imagine we will experience some temporary isolation
from the "outside world." I've seen it happen before, with the Northridge Quake, the Loma Prieta Quake, and the Cedar Fire in 2003, and now, to a
never-before seen level of isolation in the wake of Katrina's destruction.
So when the "Big One" strikes, it is not too difficult to imagine that some degree of similar "temporary isolation" will be inevitable in SoCal.
But if we're adequately prepared, and we can easily hold out for 2-3 weeks without electricity/running water, is it not a violation of my
constitutional rights for any member of civil or military law enforcement to demand I surrender my firearms for no reason?
I can understand and even defend the act of disarming a criminal. But in no way can I see nor defend the act of carte blanche disarmament of
Meanwhile, the same article states how civilian, privately contracted security personnel guarding individual business interests are being allowed to
maintain possession of their automatic weapons -- why the dual standard?!?
I can honestly say I hope and pray I will not be able to find any corroborating stories elsewhere in the media and that this comes to pass as
another example of of NYT fabrication... I never thought I'd find myself even remotely hoping for such a thing, but it sure as hell beats the
alternative... that this is the truth!
Has anyone seen this story picked up elsewhere? I first saw it in our local paper -- front page -- but it was a carry of the NY Times article...
Call your congressmen! DEMAND an answer based on the allegations put forth in this article! Call your local news station and request a follow-up!
We do NOT have to passively sit and be relegated to just watching this unfold!