Keep your powder dry and your weapons unregistered.
Amen. When 'they' come for your firearms, you'll know that the end is near.
However, a rather sporting and effective arsenal could be created with a little LP and gasoline...our pop guns may be the least of worries.
Us Yanks (more aptly, our cash bleeding government) must understand that our living standard has been subsidized by the oil and Asian moneychangers of the world. They ain't loaning us any more cash. This may be a good thing in the long run. It's going to be painful as hell in the short...for us, and the rest of the world. Even though we use an inordinate amount of energy, we are also the best of consumers...the world's marketplace if you will. The rest of the world will sorely miss us!
Another thing...who's going to protect the Arabs and their 'effing oil fields? That's what the USA has done for more than a half century. Suppose the French...or Chinese will step up? Not a chance.
signed, Paranoid (aka JR)