Based on my own studies of social dislocations, I believe that a rifle is a huge “force multiplier” in a situation where everything flies into the fan. Therefore, having a rifle seems like a good idea. The rifle becomes an extension of the very idea of concealed carry…I’m not sure when a fire is going to break out, so I carry a fire extinguisher.
Go read the whole thing. If you don’t have a rifle, get one no matter what is available.