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How would you guys handle someone coming up on your place, post-SHTF, armed, but either the weapon is slung, or held overhead, when challenged (if challenged) he (or they) said they wanted to negotiate work for a place to stay. I.e. start building a community offering their skills/labor, and their share of watch/patrol duties.

How would you go about approaching them, or letting them come to you, and would you be willing to let people come in and do such?
 

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Trust takes time to take effect. During that time they would not be allowed to be armed but would provided with security during that time. A persons general character will be obvious after the first 2 or 3 days, but circumstances at the time will also have an important effect. Excellent question and one that will be a very important one if the balloon ever goes up.
 

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That would be pretty dicey. First thing the person approaching would have to do would be to disarm completely. And I would assume I was in the crosshairs of one of his buddies back in the woods. I would have to assume that the guy in front of me was the least valuable member of the group he represented.

Very touchy situation, indeed. I would have to assume this was a probe and this was a close in recon. Unless the guy was shot outright on the spot, I would assume you would be seeing him and his buddies again whether you wanted to or not. Guess a lot would depend on how independent and invulnerable you felt and whether it was best trying to make an alliance now that they knew you had something they wanted. Even with an alliance, both sides would be sleeping with one eye open for a long time.
 

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Good points

I agree with all of you.
This is a very touchy scenario.Having a group already you know each person and the trust is already in place but having strangers arrive after SHTF would be a tough call.
I guess it would be a question of morals or the feeling of "its the right thing to do".

Hope we never have to find out but Im sure there would be many refugees about.
 

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In my a mind, a very difficult moral question to be decided on beforehand. Definitely not the sort of thing to be left to a vote.

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