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State of Emergency - Firearms as a part of your survival kit

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by boogerhook, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am working on updating my emergency kit, the things to pack when the big EQ hits and chaos ensues. In addition to food, water, medical supplies, and plenty of other survival tools, my plan is to take a 9mm sidearm for SD and a .22 rifle (take down) to hunt for food if need be. (the caliber choice is mostly based on weight and the ability to take along a few hundred rounds)

    Now, during Katrina, New Orleans was put under Martial Law, and guns were confiscated.

    Does anyone know what the laws are during an declared state of emergency in WA and OR?

    Thanks
     
  2. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wasn't that federally mandated? Homeland Security/FEMA? Frankly I don't remember and it's too hot for research!o_O
     
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  3. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    The confiscation of guns was illegal. So it might not matter what the laws are.
     
  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    :D what are you going to hunt with your 22lr? In an emergency when the population hits the sticks there won't be much game within reach of a 22lr in my opinion.:D:eek:
     
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  5. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Rabbits, and deer (.22 kills deer, but the warden won't hear, so that's why it's illegal dear) - 100-200 yds will do.
     
  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Dogs, cats, rats, nutria, opposoms, raccoons, blue herron, egrets, geese, ducks, etc!:D
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Just thinking out loud:D Around Seattle I suspect you could feed yourself with birds easier than small game. Nice 12 and a belt of different shot would handle a lot of different game. It all goes to crap it won't matter what the warden thinks...:D
     
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  8. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    A 12 does not fit into my backpack ;-) A 10/22 takedown does.
     
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  9. ROC

    ROC Estacada Member

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    I love me some 10-22, but you are probably better off with a few rat traps for the needs you are thinking about.

    Regardless of law, where are you going to go and who is there? If you are on foot in a rural area poaching is a bad idea. Think this through, you shoot a deer in some rural area outside of Seattle, prime refuge area, then what?

    If EQ is your concern I would focus on where you are going and getting there as quickly as possible with many alternative routes/means of getting there. Defend yourself, help others when you can, travel, eat, sleep, travel.
     
  10. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have no problem w a 10/22, if it happens to be suppressed all the better
     
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  11. edslhead

    edslhead Vanc Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Silver Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A 10mm pistol would cover SD and hunting.
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You could certainly do worse than a 9mm pistol and a takedown .22 rifle.
     
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  13. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I have food and water for the family for about 72 hours. If we get cut off, which could easily happen in Seattle, travel might become difficult. A 10-22 just gives me one more option, and the particular situation will dictate what happens.
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Well if you go to a government run camp for aid they will take your guns so choose what you are willing to give up.:D
     
  15. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ill protect my property from illegal searches or trespassers ...
     
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  16. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Have you read 299 Days yet?
    It takes place in Olympia, 10 books, get them through the Public Library or download the audiobooks. Though a bit dramatized much of the story, which was published 3.5 years ago, has already happened. It is a good basis for conversation with those who have already read it.
     
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  17. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    that fits your moniker ;-)
     
  18. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Nice model 12 would takedown and fit in a bag.
     
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  19. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Or a 12ga side by side coach gun
     
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    Liberty97045 Oregon City Well-Known Member

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