The Green Mushroom wrote:
Is there a justification for that? Loss of electrical power wouldn't cause a plane to crash.
I doubt it. I was just pointing out that the book and the TV show had pretty much the same thing happen. The way the plane crashed in the show made it look like it was almost lassoed and pulled down.
Guy Gardener wrote:
The use of weapons indicates trust and rank. Grunts get swords, get a promotion you have a musket, get a promotion and you have a real gun.
But you heard them, owning a fire arm is a hanging offence.
Which makes the whole thing political, and not related to the blackout.
Apparently bullets are very easy to make..
I would think that only a militarily incompetent idiot would hand out swords before handing out guns. Give man a gun and he can shoot it in a few minutes and be useful (in the 17th century sense) in battle in a few days or weeks. Give a man a sword and wait months for him to be of any use.
Someone does seem to have found a way to start making things. In a way that almost makes sense. I know at least one guy who lives within 50 miles of me and does blacksmithing for fun. A bunch of whack job Doomsday Preppers might find ways to encourage him to make more than 19th century style horseshoes and door handles.
It would have taken years for the obvious stores of bullets to run out, and the guns to be collected by Munroe, where all the wolves killed each other. After that, what you got left is sheep (in theory).
Besides, Munroe is just a ruler, who collects taxes to pay for public works and protection from very real threats. You don't know what it's like to guard the frontier to his territories to keep all those sheep safe, or what his plans for expansion are. Mexicans and Canadians might be long way off, if he just runs a state or two, then Munroe has to deal with raiding parties from formerly fellow Americans thinking that they can pull one over on him.
What if what we are seeing is the malitia armed for police duties? Meanwhile on the border there's no shit about how well the 16th century rules. Theres just a lot of machine guns and they're being used constantly.