SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods— a collection of news bits and pieces that are relevant to the modern survivalist and prepper from “HJL”. The conversation continues today on the renewed call for gun control in the wake of the Florida shooting.
On Martial Law
Reader H.L. sent in this article featuring an interview with Selco on martial law. For those who are unfamiliar with Selco, he has written extensively about his survival experiences during the civil war in Bosnia. There are some common misconceptions that patriots tend to have about how martial law is usually implemented and how it works. This is good stuff. What is readily apparent is that open rebellion at that point is a sure way to kill off you and your family. If you must fight, I’d recommend studying up on the late Mike Vanderboegh’s concept of 4th generation warfare and the small cell concept.
Gun Control Compromise Fallacy
Reader T.J. sent in this video with Reid Henrichs of Valor Ridge on the fallacy of gun control and the cost of freedom. The current state of public opinion on gun control is a direct result of gun owners taking the position “They aren’t coming after my guns so I’m not getting involved”. The Second Amendment has been eroded one little piece at a time because gun owners will not stand together. You may not like “bump stocks” and you may think they are silly, but by not standing beside those who do use them, you are part of the problem. This is worth listening too. I’m reminded of Martin Niemoller’s poem about cowardice:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
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Reader John Howard sent in this article from Matt Walsh over at the Daily Wire that says it all on why I won’t give up my firearms.
MSM on Billy Graham
lame main stream media just doesn’t get it. Billy Graham was one of the most influencial men of our times and I have no doubt that his reward in Heaven is great. Yet the media continues to lead with titles like this: “Billy Graham leaves painful legacy for LGBTQ people” (NBC news) and “Divorce, drugs, drinking: Billy Graham’s children and their absent father” (Washington Post). The ink is barely dry on the coroner’s certificate and they can’t wait to smear him. Do they even wonder why America doesn’t trust them anymore? Is their no one in the editorial process that can say “Maybe we shouldn’t run this today.”? Thanks to several readers who sent these links in.
The superintendent of Marion County Public Schools and designated class time on April 20th to participate in a national student walkout. You just thought public school was about educating your kids. No, it’s about indoctrinating your children in the modern progressive/liberal thought processes. To make matters worse, the some of the emboldened children have decided that the “official” walkout isn’t for them. They wanted to stage their own walkout on Friday. The school, of course, isn’t about empowering children. It’s about controlling them. As a result any student who threatened to walk out on Friday was threatened with suspension. Thanks to T.J. for the link.
Awesome Door Lock
A high school student has invented a door lock for school doors that can be applied quickly and is near foolproof. With most schools using metal doors, this would give teachers and students an amazing level of protection and the added time needed to escape. His school, where he invented it, has already ordered 51 for their school. If you have your child in a public or private school, you need to show this video to your administration and discuss it at the next school board meeting. Thanks to H.L. for the link.
Binary Triggers (and More)
Valley Food Storage has a few binary triggers left that they are selling at cost to clear their inventory. You might want to check them out. Also, they bought too many 275 gallon super tankers and are selling them at cost prices to clear their inventory. Supplies on this deal are limited so make your order fast.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!