I’m writing this to let you know that I was wrong. I believed that humanity could get along without government but now that the government has shutdown I see that I’ve been wrong. It happened almost instantly. As soon as it was announced the government was shutting down the gangs began to gather. My sleep was interrupted by the scream of dying men and raped women. The gangs had begun to lay siege to my sleepy suburb. Fortunately I had prepared for this scenario. Grabbing my bug-out bag, Glock 21SF, and DPMS LR-308 I headed out the door. What I found when I stepped outside was beyond my ability to describe, but I will try. All of the nearby houses were in flames and the roads had already deteriorated past the point where anything besides the most well equipped off-road truck could traverse. Seeing this I ran back inside and grabbed my mountain bike. There was no way I would be able to drive my car on these roads and, honestly, I don’t think I want to be on the roads with the gangs patrolling the area.