It's a real concern going forward across the USA. Many cities are bankrupt and will decrease the number of police officers through firings or layoffs or both. That's a pretty good reason for the public to start arming themselves.http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/24/camden-nj-to-reboot-police-department-by-new-year/#ixzz24e3FPNvM?test=latestnews
Yup, people should always be prepared to protect and defend themselves. When seconds count, police are minutes away. It might be several minutes in the near future. http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Crime-up-in-Oakland-after-police-layoffs-3777353.php
You are right. Just put an order in for 2 M&P Shields and will have to wait months.