the other thing about the gun purchases is that many of us feel that things are becoming more and more unstable. not only here, but all over the world. as we look at the rioting around the world, the amount of debt, the potential for food shortages with this last bad year, the chances of major instability do not seem to be fiction.
personally, i don't trust this admin to be on top of things. at best, i'd call them incompetent. at worst...? at any rate, well armed seems wise.