Reports of self defense in NO
Here's one where the fellow took his .45 and bike and pedalled out of the city. The Chicago Tribune reports, as might be expected, a run on gun shops in the area. "On Wednesday morning he sold handguns to three nurses who were working in downtown New Orleans. Pirie also gave them shooting lessons, he said. The nurses told Pirie they were "going back into a war zone," he said. "They weren't going back without protection.""
"Brown, a van driver at a day-care center call Kidds Klub Academy, said she already owns a handgun.
"I got it. I'm ready," Brown said. "I'm trying to be nice, but if they come over, it's pow-pow," she said, gesturing as if she were holding a shotgun.
A 20-year-old African-American man, who declined to give his name, walked into a Mobile pawnshop and asked to look at two handguns. The man, who said he was thinking of buying a handgun for his 21st birthday in December, said he believed five evacuees from New Orleans were trying to take over portions of a public housing project and waved guns at him and his friends."
While we're at it -- in Washington state, the Good Humor Man packs heat a well as ice cream, and is glad he did so.