I enjoy watching the Walking Dead...is it the best written show (no. not even close), however, I give the writers credit for thinking "outside the box" from the typical Zombie genre (i.e. cherry picking from the graphic novel). I think it has only been four (4) episodes, but I am hooked. As others has stated this is mostly a series about human nature with our flaws and strengths on full display. IMHO. some folks may never change their attitudes.....no matter what the environment is after a disaster.
Now, has anyone considered a few observations....who was flying the helicopter, why do the vehicles leaving Atlanta looked "scorched", did the "fish fry" stir up the Zombies (they seem to have all five senses) and where in the heck is Chuck Norris when need him?
On a serious note....as a recent military retiree, I spent significant time overseas and based my experiences with other cultures and their governments, we are truly blessed as Americans.
However, I strongly recommend you exercise your right to own firearms (frankly one gun is not enough for a family). Teach your self, your spouse (and mature family members) how to be a responsible gun owner, take self defense classes, learn how to live without power, water, food, etc. bottom-line, have a well though out plan(s).
Trust me, things can turn on a dime for the worst and when the the media, government or a close relative tells you "Do not worry, things will be alright"...always hope for the best and be prepared for the worst.