So what you're saying is that because I am well prepared with a few cattle, chickens, lots of garden produce, solar panels for electricity etc and you are not, you are going to use your guns to take what I have worked hard to secure? You would most likely lay dead at the gate!
land_owner, I can believe you put that into type....you just defined yourself as the enemy!
Unfortunately this is what you need a gun for.
Nothing has changed in any number of centuries that have past. In the frontier days of this country there were maruanding bands of criminals. The pioneer sodbuster needed that shotgun to defend the homestead. When the James gang came out of that bank in Northfield Minnisota they got the ever loving dog poo shot out of them because they were taking the townsfolk hard earned money out of that bank. Helping themselves to other peoples property.
Go back to the middle ages and people formed up in groups to travel the roads between villages because of thieves and cutthroats. They had quarter staves and daggers to defend against those who would kill them just for what they had.
Nothing has changed at all in human history except the rose colored glasses people insist on wearing. They think modern times are civilized and safe, when all they are doing is deluding themselves. The world is still a brutal and savage place and you best be armed with something you know how to use and be willing to use it.
Somebody or somebodies will see your chickens and garden produce and think dinner time. If your lucky, you'll see them coming and be able to shoot. If not, they'll attack at 4am and kill you while you're still trying to figure out whats happening.
Nothing has changed in the last thousand years except our ability to deceive ourselves. The veneer of civilization is very thin in the best of times. Never under estimate how vicious someone can be when they have starving kids to feed.
Buy more ammo.
Oh, one more thing; Don't go advising you have cattle, chickens, and produce 3 miles north Brownells. Now every refugee will know theres food and where it is. You can only shoot one gun at a time. If "they" have the numbers on you, you'll go down just like Custer at the Little Big Horn.