(from the ZRS Site)
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The ZRS has recently conducted the KELLER STUDY, a state by state survey which ranked greatest chances of a successful survival outcome in each state in the United States. The results were a bit surprising. However, when one considers the underlying assumptions, things begin to make sense:
The Keller Study starts with the comparison of gun ownership per capita to population density and finesses the data from there. At first glance, populous states with low level of gun ownership, such as New York, seem doomed. There are (one assumes) other factors in play, such as basic geography and paramilitary/military and police per capita as well.
The results? Well, you’ll have to visit the site to find that out. My only comment is that my own home state, Virginia, is horribly misrepresented at fifteenth from the bottom of the barrel, New Jersey! The survey does not factor in that Virginia may be one of the “Killin’est states in the Union”, with broad and easy access to guns (much has been made of the fact that felons from Washington D.C., where guns were illegal for many years, have easily crossed the Potomac to legally purchase weapons in the Old Dominion over the years). There are also several military installations in the state, many National Guard outposts, the Virginia State Militia, a rigorous and well armed State Police, as well as the Shenandoah Valley to our West (nestled in the Blue Ridge, this may be a natural bastion for the survivors form the Eastern part of the state to flock too, after blocking the mountain passes). I consider our poor rating to be a victim of faulty assumptions. For the rest of the article, VISIT THE ZOMBIE RESEARCH SOCIETY.