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 “JWR”. Today, we focus on Constitutional Carry (aka: Permitless Concealed Carry.)
Kentucky Becomes 16th Constitutional Carry State
We’ll start out with some quite good news: Matt Bevin to Sign Bill Making Kentucky 16th Permitless Carry State. JWR’s Comment: The polarization of gun laws is becoming more pronounced. Freedom-loving interior states are restoring firearms freedom. Constitutional Carry is a rising tide. But meanwhile the mostly coastal leftist Nanny states are restricting freedom with a panoply of new gun laws. I can see that if this this polarization continues, we will witness mass internal migrations between states–people voting with their feet. There will also be calls to partition more than a dozen states that have geographically-fractured politics. (Such as partitioning eastern Washington–the proposed State of Liberty–and eastern Oregon from their leftist “Left Halves.”) The American Redoubt movement was just the beginning.
Our Medical Police State
Majority of New Mexico Counties Refuse to Enforce Gun Laws
Advice on Hymer/Roadtrek Sprinter RVs
A consulting client recently asked me for some advice on choosing a Sprinter style camping van. One of the vans that he was considering was a used Roadtrek brand van with lese than 70,000 miles on the odometer. Because Hymer recently went into bankruptcy, I advised him to avoid any of its associated brands. These include: Hymer, Roadtrek, Carado, Axion, Banff, and Aktiv. This video describes all of the potential repair and warranty issues, in detail. For long term warranty and repair support, the Thor brand is probably a better choice. Note that any conversion to a Mercedes van must be done by an authorized Mercedes Master Upfitter. All others may have their warranty invalidated.
Private Transfer Ban Now Before The Senate
H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 passed the House and is now on the Senate calendar. Please contact your sstate’s two U.S. Senators and insist that the Senate version of the bill (S. 42) gets stopped cold. The best way to kill it is to load it up with umpteen Killer Amendments. Some that you could suggest: A full exemption for anyone with a concealed carry permit, and for anyone living in a state that does not require a concealed carry permit. (Now 13 states, and soon to be 14 states have Constitutional Carry.) Also, changing the threshold of “antique” from its current arbitrarily-frozen date of “December 31, 1898” to a more fluid “more than 70 years old.” (An amplification of a current bill that would set a 100 year threshold–which your Senators should be encourage to support.) Also, an exemption for any honorably-discharged veteran. Oh, and also an exemption for any firearm that has been out of interstate commerce for more than one year. Together, those amendments should kill the bill in committee.
What Does it Take to Start a Civil War?
SurvivalBlog readers on both coasts sent me this: What does it take to start a civil war? Don’t miss reading the comments there. The comments fairly well take the pulse of the populace.
Max Velocity on The Collapse
The Collapse: When and What? How to Be Ready? (Thanks to G.P. for the link.)
Spotting Your Local Sociopath
Reader H.L. suggested this instructive piece: The Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath. Here is a brief quote:
“If a psychopath commits a crime, she’s likely to carefully plan it to minimize the chance of being caught, explains psychcentral.com; when a sociopath breaks the law, it’ll be on impulse, with little planning and no regard for the consequences. Understanding the differences between these two terms, however, is probably the least of your worries if you meet either a sociopath or a psychopath, according to Forrest Talley, PhD. Instead of defining the person, Dr. Talley recommends remembering that both are manipulative, lack remorse, disregard social norms, and hide things well.”