Like probably most of you I've been keeping up with Hurricane Dorian as it makes its way towards landfall in Florida. I have close friends in South Florida who now appear to be in Dorian's crosshairs. Only one is fully prepared. The others? They will be some of those seen standing in a sweltering parking lot in long lines to get free ice and bottled water and asking when the government is going to get the power back on. Photos just today of empty store shelves, dry fuel pumps, and stories of people fighting over a last case of bottled water is more evidence of this thing often called "Normalcy Bias"... nothing bad is really going to happen to me and/or I'll worry about it should it happen type mentality. How anyone can reside in an area prone to natural or manmade disasters and not be able to sustain themselves for a minimum of a few days, especially when advance notice is given in the case of a hurricane, is beyond me. Its not just hurricane preparedness. I see it all the time or hear it in comments made by friends and acquaintances. My state is a "shall issue" state and just about everyone I know has applied for and received a CCW. OK, good, right? But they never carry! I think just having the permit is like some trophy to them but the idea of ever actually USING it never occurs to them. Maybe thats a good thing if they don't train. When I ask why they never carry I often am told, "Oh, if I think I'll go someplace where I might need it, I'll carry it then". You mean like school, shopping, traveling, going to a crowded event, even going to church? Nowadays you may need it anytime you leave your house or even answer the door!