The media really is a fear driven machine feeding off our insecurities. We're talking about a what if that has not materialized. I think the most sane statement made here is to stay healthy and stalk up on your regular survival kit. Here in the midwest we keep a supply of food and things in case of weather related problems. Being a shooter, I too feel it's a good idea to have a gun and some ammo...if something did happen you might not have the national guard confiscate your weapon allowing you to protect yourself and your food. Times have been strange for thousands of years with the only difference now I can call the other side of the planet on my telephone.