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SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt

Here is SurvivalBlog’s News From The American Redoubt. This weekly column features news stories and event announcements from around the American Redoubt region. [1] We also mention companies of interest to preppers that are located in the region. The emphasis this week is on the upcoming closure of Frontier Guns in Kalispell, Montana. (See the Montana section.)



With the imminent departure of Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Senator Risch (R.-Id.) is expected to become Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [2]. This is a powerful, much-coveted chairmanship. Let’s pray that he furthers our national interests while respecting the sovereignty of other nations.

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Fish and Game says not to worry about cougar spotted near Higgens Point [3]


I heard the following from reader J.S. in Montana: “Frontier Guns [4] in Kalispell, Montana will be closing its doors at the end of January, unless the owner, who is retiring, finds a buyer. This could be a business opportunity for someone in that part of the American Redoubt, or if nothing else, they have some good sales going on now, while they clear out inventory.”

Since their inventory is selling out quickly, it is best to call and ask the owner of Frontier Guns (Scott) about specific inventory availability and pricing before making the drive there. Phone: (406) 755-6800. At last report, they still had more than a dozen 5.56mm ARs on hand, and dozens of other rifle, pistols and shotguns of all descriptions. They also have a wide variety of ammunition and gun accessories. Their offered discounts are already as deep as 25% on some items, such a magazines.

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Foundation hits $4 million fundraising goal for new ALERT helicopter [5]

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The 66th session of the Montana Legislature convened on Monday [6]. It is noteworthy that Montana’s legislature only meets in alternating years. Perhaps in this session they can finally get a a veto-proof majority for Constitutional Carry so that they can get up the same level of firearms freedom as Idaho and Wyoming.  Twice, Montana Governor Bullock (a Democrat) has vetoed permitless concealed carry laws.



Eastern Oregon

The annual Eastern Oregon Backcountry Festival [7] is taking place at locations in La Grande and Anthony Lakes, Jan. 25-27, 2019.

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Parents charged in death of Baker City toddler [8]: 2-year-old boy shot himself with a handgun in the family home


Eastern Washington

Man found guilty for stabbing and killing Spokane cab driver in North Idaho sentenced to 40 years [9]

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Part of Proposition I-1639 is invalid. What happened? One section of the law affects ownership of so-called “assault weapons [10], and went into effect on January 1st. However, the new law’s definition of “assault weapons” doesn’t take effect until after July 1, 2019 [11]. This makes parts of the law unenforceable, until then. Hopefully, the courts will invalidate the entire monstrosity, before that date.

And in related news: Republic Chief of Police says I-1639 is unconstitutional; tells officers to not enforce [12]



Attention Wyoming veterans: Here is a good cause, worthy of support, at GoFundMe: Billy Shepperson Family Fund [13]

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Bison Recovery Update [14] (Farm To Fork Wyoming)


Send Your News Tips

Please send your American Redoubt region news tips and event announcements to JWR [15]. You can do so either via e-mail or via our Contact [16] form.