by: Craig Hasten
One of our readers here at The Warning Signs forwarded me a video from the Weather Channel in which they pointed out the problem with looters in an area that was recently hit by a tornado (thanks Dan). This immediately grabbed my attention and prompted me to investigate whether this was an isolated incident or an ongoing problem in these areas. In a matter of minutes I was able to find dozens of news articles reporting the problem of looters preying on victims in the recent tornado stricken areas.
In recent articles I have discussed what kind of threat you will be facing in the event of an economic collapse or a widespread natural disaster in this country. All one has to do is look back at the situation in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina or the infamous LA riots to drive that point home. The argument is often made that those were large scale catastrophic events where one might expect the bottom feeders of our society to rear their ugly heads and so the masses were not alarmed by the actions during those events.
But look at these recent reports of the looters coming out in full force in these small isolates incidents involving these tornado stricken areas. This just drives to point home that no matter how big or small the opportunity, trashy will be out to prey on the situation and take from you whatever he wants.
So what is your contingency plan if you find yourself in an event where the looters are coming for your property. Do you possess the resources to defend yourself, your family, your loved ones and your possessions? Believe me when I tell you that when the SHTF these animals will only respond to one deterrent and that is lethal force. But do you have what it takes to stand your ground and defend what's yours or will you become a statistic?
Below are several articles on the looting of tornado victims: