Fresh from their Facebook page:
During the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, South Florida went through pretty much the same out-of-gas ordeal. In a rather heavily armed atmosphere the incidents of shooting each other for a can of gasoline were a big fat zero. There were a couple of fistacuffs that did not go far and that was about it. One thing you can bet in South Florida after a hurricane is that people will pack while moving around and long guns will be at the ready in homes almost everywhere.
Then again you never heard about generalized looting after Wilma (or pretty much any hurricane in the past 15 years because people here are armed and do not take kindly to looters or as they call them, “Moving Targets.” There were indeed a couple of incidents, but since people were taking care of their own neighborhoods, police was not spread thin all over the county keeping an eye on everybody, they responded quickly and arrested most of the offenders.
Is it some pervasive mindset that makes people literally wish to be taken care of like infant children? I am willing to bet that the National Guardsmen are carrying unloaded weapons as it happened down here after Hurricane Andrew. Tales abound of civilians loaning ammunition to the NG because even after the fact was known, the upper command refused to issue live ammo to the troops which made them targets of armed bad guys.
But in CSGV’s little pathetic world, feeling safe trumps being safe.