I’ve read all the comments and this topic further solidified my will to survive and protect, especially given the current situation and what seems to be worsening conditions. I am a caregiver to my mother who is unfortunately blind to the realities related to this topic. She is aware of what’s happening but can’t or won’t fathom the gravity of the situation. Her primary sources of information are TV, but not all of it necessarily local news. Still, people who only watch TV and use it as their primary source are woefully ignorant and unprepared about necessary information needed to make critical choices that can and will affect their life adversely. I read and research a lot every day (been doing it seriously for at least 6 years), and I don’t watch TV, not even Fox News. My mother finally got over her hoplophobia of seeing my guns near me or on me in the home. She is still anti-gun but not like before, especially after I nearly shot one of 4 ex-cons who attempted to invade our home through the rear doors 2 years ago. Her sense of safety and false assumptions about living in a safe and quiet/peaceful neighborhood were completely shattered after that incident. I had taken a few gun classes but nothing prepared me like that day to confront the reality of having to shoot and possibly kill someone if necessary. My dad was in the 82nd and 101st Airborne, so I was always familiar with and had a respect for the military. But I regrettably became slightly left of center at one point in my life, of which I am ashamed even though that was long ago. I am more of an introvert who prefers to do things like hiking or mountain biking alone, so I always avoid conflict even when I’m in the right. And I’ve encountered incidents where I should have been harmed or killed but was always miraculously rescued. These days I dress in pastel or light colors to remain “grey” or anonymous. But I always have my bug-out backpack with weapons in it in the car I drive. No guns since my county prohibits conceal carry but I do have several hunting knives in my bag, and soon a small 12-inch hatchet. I carry a folding knife, mace gel, and a powerful stun-gun flashlight on my body at all times when I leave home. I do practice carrying my pistols at home and sometimes in the patio area. I do the same with my shotgun and rifle sometimes (but never in the patio area!). My primary concern is that my mother won’t likely be on board if we’re confronted with having to make decisions related to this topic; gestapo-like orders that will force us to choose between life, FEMA-like camps, and death. This is probably the most difficult topic for me right now. I don’t trust most of her family, and I believe they will quickly betray me due to their allegiance to all things that are expedient and beneficial for those who betray the Constitution. I’ve already made my peace and am willing to accept the consequences. It’s a very sad and frightening time but one that I had been aware of for decades because of Biblical prophecies and teachings. Some of us will endure tough and trying times, even lengthy ones in some cases, but we will win in the end.