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”. We are reminded today of why a surveillance state is so bad.
Orwell, Solzhenitsyn and others have warned society of the dangers of a surveillance state for many years. While in the past, the technology necessary to wrap up every single citizen in its reach didn’t exist, that hurdle no longer exists. With the advent of smart phones, we willingly give out private information to not just the state, but private corporations and organizations that profit from the data. Cameras and the computing power to process the billions of images are relatively inexpensive and prolific now as well. Reader H.L. sent in this article on the dangers of becoming a society that is so heavily monitored with the people being so completely oblivious
Million Gun Owner Blitz
The Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) to email every member of the legislature at least once every single day between now and June 7, demanding that pending magazine language be defeated or that at least real grandfathering be added. If you live in New Jersey, you can find a list of legislature’s emails online and you can use this sample message as a template for your own:
I am one of New Jersey’s million law-abiding gun owners who will be turned into a criminal with the flip of a switch if you vote for S102 or A2761 (firearms magazine ban) when it comes up for a vote in the coming days. Criminals and madmen laugh at hardware bans like this and ignore them – the only ones who follow them are honest citizens like me, who are not part of the problem and who are ironically made more vulnerable and less able to defend themselves by bans like these.
Please don’t turn me into a criminal for keeping property I legally purchased in the past, and please don’t force me to destroy, give up, or modify my legally owned property. Vote NO on S102 or A2761, or amend to add meaningful grandfathering that protects the property I have lawfully purchased.
California’s New Gun Laws
Gun registration is all about gun confiscation. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. In California, the district attorney filed a dozen felony gun charges against a prominent farming family because the owner tried to follow the law and register his firearm. Sadly, he wasn’t aware that his firearm qualified as illegally modified based solely on the photo that he uploaded to the registration website. This led the state to raid his home where they found a dozen firearms, two suppressors, a multi-burst trigger (whatever that is), and a whopping 230 rounds of ammunition.
I mean really, who needs that much ammo! While they couldn’t charge him with excessive ammo, they have charged him with 12 felonies even knowing that California laws are changing so rapidly the law enforcement has trouble keeping the laws straight. Get out while you still can from this communist controlled state! Thanks to reader T.Z. for the link.
Ireland’s Next Step
After overturning the constitutional law that banned abortion in Ireland, the socialist progressives didn’t even wait for the shock to set in before they announced their nest step. Health Minister Simon Harris has proposed legislation that would set up buffer zones around the future
murder abortion facilities being planned. This would set up an area that would make it illegal for pro-life advocates to reach out to women outside those abortion clinics making sure that the women can’t hear from those pleading for one last chance for the innocent child’s life and provide support for the mothers. Thanks to reader D.S. for the link.
You would be amazed at the number of people who think that they can’t homeschool their kids and as a result, leave them in the progressive/leftist/liberal indoctrination camps commonly refered to as public school. Reader DSV sent in this article that shows a few things about how homeschooling works for prepper minded parents. Did you know that you already homeschool your kids? Unless there are specific laws denying you the right to homeschool your kids, you should be moving in that direction. We did it all at once, deciding to make a go of it on one salary, but there are other ways too. Take a look at this article if homeschooling is something that you wish you could do too.
Fake News in India
In a bizarre story that reader DSV sent in, A southern district of India has had police officers traveling from village to village early this month telling people that messages they received on their smart phones through WhatsApp are fake. Apparently messages that claimed a gang from northern India had arrived to kidnap children resulted in a few deaths when villagers took to beating and hanging innocent strangers who were suspected of being these gangs. Authorities say there is no truth to the messages and that WhatsApp is being used as a vehicle to cause mayhem and spread rumors.
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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!