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. Today, the focus is on some firearms headlines.
Build Your Own AR-15 Class in Michigan
Sometimes a dose of reality creeps in to the mainstream news. This was aired by ABC News: ‘Build Your Own AR-15’ class in Michigan draws a crowd just days after protest. Our thanks to H.L. for the link.
New ATF Regulations Expanding the Definition of “Machinegun”
Adam Kraut of The Legal Brief has some details on the new proposed rulemaking by the BATFE that would redefine the word “machinegun” under Federal law. See his new five minute video: NEW ATF Regulations!
In essence, it would ban bumpfire stocks (and possibly more) at the stroke of pen. Worst of all, they would be declared unregisterable “contraband”, with a destruction order that would not compensate the roughly 350,000 owners in the United States. Can you spell “Taking”? This is an unconstitutional slippery slope, folks!
Next week in SurvivalBlog we’ll post some more details, including how to post your public comments on regulation.gov website, with some suggested wording that might help.
Chinese Space Station to De-Orbit on Sunday
The Daily Mail breathlessly reports: The countdown begins! Out-of-control Chinese space station’s fiery crash to Earth is due on Easter Sunday (but scientists still don’t know where it will land). The article begins: “Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is predicted to reenter Earth’s atmosphere at 11:30am BST (6:33am ET) on Easter Sunday. The space craft is carrying highly toxic chemicals and could crash into a number of highly populated areas, researchers claim.”
Of course, odds are that it will not impact a population center. But that sort of news doesn’t sell tabloids.
Out of Shape Enlistees
Fox News reports: Army mulls tougher basic training for out-of-shape, undisciplined recruits. JWR’s Comment: When and entire generation spends much more time sitting around staring at little screens than out getting exercise, then something must change.
Picture of Airsoft Rifle Leads to Arrest
I found this disturbing headline over at WorldNetDaily: Snapchat pic of airsoft gun gets student suspended, arrested
Protests on Israeli Border
The Daily Mail had this: Siege in Gaza: Twelve killed by Israeli forces, 370 injured and DRONES drop tear gas on thousands of Palestinians as they swarm the border, burn photos of Trump, and vow to protest for weeks until US embassy moves to Jerusalem
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