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With Gustav approaching New Orleans Residents stocking up on AR-15ís and ammo
dvorak.org/blog ^ | 08/28/08 | McCullough

Posted on 08/30/2008 8:21:56 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3

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To: AlaskaErik

There is always something you decide you need at the last minute. A few hundred thousand people doing that at once, makes it look like everyone was unprepared. Some probably were, but others were just getting that “one last item”.


51 posted on 08/30/2008 8:41:14 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Here's what it looked like when it was going real good.

Slight correction, the fire was Tueday night, started about 9:30, and flared back up on Friday afternoon.

52 posted on 08/30/2008 8:49:16 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
Here's what it looked like when it was going real good.

Slight correction, the fire was Tueday night, started about 9:30, and flared back up on Friday afternoon.

53 posted on 08/30/2008 8:56:34 PM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: El Gato
well a little more wouldn't hurt. well a little more wouldn't hurt.

It never does...

L

54 posted on 08/30/2008 8:58:27 PM PDT by Lurker (She's not a lesbian, she doesn't whine, she doesn't hate her country, and she's not afraid of guns.)
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To: El Gato
Estimates were that there had been around 500-600 firearms, and 50-80 thousand rounds of ammo in there.

Brings tears to my eyes. Oh Lord, what a waste of precious resources!

55 posted on 08/31/2008 10:42:16 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: TornadoAlley3
The most reliable home defense weapon for the average person would be a shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot. Just point and pull the trigger.
56 posted on 08/31/2008 10:58:05 AM PDT by kempo
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To: ExSoldier
Estimates were that there had been around 500-600 firearms, and 50-80 thousand rounds of ammo in there. Brings tears to my eyes. Oh Lord, what a waste of precious resources!

The good news is that all the guns where in the vault, where they are every night after working hours, and the vault appears undamaged.

The ammo OTOH... well, based on what I could hear cooking off in a bit over an hour, is surely not all gone, but it's probably un-sellable.

57 posted on 08/31/2008 11:38:58 AM PDT by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: rightwinghour
Or get em on the way out of town:


58 posted on 09/01/2008 8:34:18 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Gilbo_3
me neither, same goes for 'sandbagging' the same spots around the Miss river...why not just pour concrete over it after the water recedes ???

I'm not sure that concrete without engineered-in rebar and expansion joints would hold up to repeated frost/thaw cycles. That having been said, I would think that pre-fabricated buttressing assemblies could be used to make sandbag walls stronger while using fewer bags than would otherwise be needed. My parents and I used some of the neighbor's pier sections for buttressing (they had not been secured, floated up on the lawn, were not damaged by use, will be returned, and would have likely been destroyed had we not used them, so there's no issue of theft), and they worked well, but most people aren't going to have pier sections readily available; other types of reinforcement could be fabricated cheaper.

59 posted on 09/01/2008 3:22:16 PM PDT by supercat
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To: supercat
wow, you guys were indeed lucky to have access to reinforcement, but my observation still wonders why you would repeatedly, durin an emergency, place temporary buffers up, seems like a huge waste of resourses vs placing permanent fixtures, and maybe having some prefab additions to throw in if needed...

Im sure if I followed the money, I would find an answer...

60 posted on 09/01/2008 4:25:41 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: Gilbo_3
wow, you guys were indeed lucky to have access to reinforcement, but my observation still wonders why you would repeatedly, durin an emergency, place temporary buffers up, seems like a huge waste of resourses vs placing permanent fixtures, and maybe having some prefab additions to throw in if needed...

My parents were in a flood (2.5 feet above record) rather than a hurricane; this was to date the only time that sandbags would ever be needed for their house. They would like to install some more permanent protections, but zoning and other regs limit their choices.

61 posted on 09/01/2008 4:42:14 PM PDT by supercat
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