Here's a few links about food hoarding regulations:
Have we really become a Police State/Nation?
Personally, we've recently begun to buy lots of rice, but not just to store because prices may rise later. We buy it because I grind it into flour to make foods for my gluten-intolerant child. And we use the rice to make rice milk for my lactose-intolerant Hubby. And, we just like to eat rice. One 25-pound bag now lasts us just a little over 1 month. (From 4 months last year to a little over a month - wow!) So, if someone storms our house and sees six or ten 25-pound bags of rice in our pantry, would we be accused of food hoarding? They can take our three chickens, 1 mini-cow, and our horse and plow?
We don't mind sharing if we can, but ...
- family comes first.
- it's ours to give, and not anyone's right to take.
p.s. Mostly from www.colorado-preppers.blogspot.com (with a few additions)