If firearms are protection against anything and everything, then why didn't all the gun-owners in NO line up on the coast and shoot the dang hurricane as it approached. IMO
Herenorthere, what I have noticed is that some gun owners are extremely paranoid and hate the government. And there is something wrong with someone who'd shoot a cop or a soldier rather than give up their precious gun. IMO
The LAST thing NO needs is a bunch of mercenaries providing "security." The trouble with mercenaries is this: they are loyal to no one except the company that's paying them. *I don't consider that to be a good thing.