Respectfully, and to all:
It really does no good to buy, assemble and store goods if you cannot protect those goods.
In a major crisis affecting this country, it's food & water distribution systems, there will be those who will set out to take what they did not store if at all possible. SOme will ask, and some will not ask. It is your responsibility to protect you and yours in the event of crisis. Do not depend on any government, or police agency. They MAY not be there for you. Think ahead, and get some self-defense.
And I guess I come at it from a different angle. If people want my food, I will share it. I'm one who doesn't have guns around and I won't have them in my storage.
This is the way I am treating the matter, but I do understand and support others who keep guns and ammunition. To each their own. :)