Sexual assaults and rape of women, children, babies and even men occur at alarming rates at the height of a disaster or crisis and increase in the hours and days immediately following the threat.
At a time that you would expect people to come together and help each other (and many do) others commit heinous crimes against people leaving permanent physical and psychological scars far exceeding the damage and loss of property experienced as a direct result of the crisis itself.
Read the stories regarding Hurricane Katrina and Sandy. You will learn why so many people bought guns after Katrina and why women disproportionately were buying them. These disasters have brought the reality to light that we are the only one that can protect ourselves and our families. The illusion that the government and police will protect us is just that. No slight to the good officers and agents that serve the people, but simply put when the S*#t hits the fan they will not be there to save you. There are not enough of them, nor are they able if they were to be there in time. Prepare to protect yourself.
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