Maybe “dividing resources in your long term survival plans” is a good title for this article. But its all I could think of at the time.
Like a lot of people my wife and I have limited resources. We are just everyday middle class people trying to get by. Just like everyone else we pay our taxes, pay the electric bill, internet, health insurance,,,,. Once everything is paid we try to decide how to save money.
The issue we are running into, my wife and I are looking at moving away from Jasper Texas to a rural area. Jasper is already rural, but we want to get further away from town.
We need to put a water well on the land, sewer system, build a chicken yard,,, and a few ether odds and ends to get our new life started.
Then came the Adam Lanza incident and renewed calls for an assault rifle ban.
I am finding myself pulled into some of the panic buying. There was a short period of time between the shooting and Dianne Feinstein calling for more gun control and prices going through the roof. During that short time period I picked up another AR-15 for less then $1,000.
A gun store has some AR-15s for $1,300 each. As I consider buying another AR while I still can, I keep thinking about what that $1,300 could pay for at the homestead. We could probably put down a septic system for between $1,500 and $2,000.
But then again, we are not looking at a ban on septic systems.
When you have X amount of resources, and two projects that need funding, how do you decide which is the best long term investment.
I see the AR-15s as an investment into security for my family and my property.
But then again, if all I wanted is a firearm, I already have those bases covered.
Will a new assault rifle ban really ban military type weapons?
For those of you old enough to remember the 1994 – 2004 ban, all the assault rifle ban did was affect the appearance of the rifle. Companies were still making AR-15s, just without a bayonet lug and flash hider. I currently own a Bushmaster XM-15 that was made in the assault rifle ban. The only difference between my old AR and the new AR, is the flash hider and a bayonet lug.
I might buy the other AR, then after the first of the year focus on getting moved.
What do I “really” want in life? To live in peace and quiet.
I want my chickens to be able to scratch through the leaves, roam around looking for food, to live as chickens are supposed to live.
I want to be able to sit on the back deck and listen to the win blowing through the trees.
Buying another AR-15 does not help me obtain that goal. All that rifle will do is help me protect what is mine.