From John Fricke @ American Thinker, titled "Should I Get a Gun?"
My stepmother is taking shooting lessons. Seriously. She is trying to choose right now between a couple of guns -- one was a 9-millimeter Luger, I believe. She announced that she was doing this while I was thinking of doing the same. Though I lean shotgun, if for no other reason than, well, easier to hit stuff, y'know. Her motivation for "granny gunning up" is on target with mine: the peace of mind that, should I need a gun, I would have it and know how to use it.
This, though, is not about what type of gun, or really even a gun at all. This is about the tenor of the times. At age 51, I have been around long enough to know the difference between unease and unrest. There are also levels of unrest. Right now, this is unrest that strongly threatens to grow into greater unrest.
And I would say yes, you should...then get a bunch of ammo and head to GUNSITE...these are troubled times, and I think the #Occupy movement and the relentless drumbeat for class warfare by people who I believe fully understand the potential consequences is twisting the social fabric perhaps beyond it's ability to quickly recover. Be alert; be aware, but make sure the "fire extinguisher" is close at hand.