Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — March 26, 2019

Today is a sad day for American liberty. Following a directive by allegedly “pro-gun” President Donald J. Trump that he handed down to the BATFE, part of of our freedom died. As of today, bumpfire stocks stocks are now formally banned. They all just became re-classified as contraband “machineguns” — a felony to possess Contravening a long-standing tradition in American jurisprudence, with this ban ruling there is NO grandfather clause. Nor is there any compensation offered for a Federal “taking”. And because of the Hughes Amendment to the Firearms Owners Protection Act of 1986 (FOPA ’86), there is no $200 registration available to owners of these newly-redefined “machineguns.” The Federales are in effect saying: “Tough luck pal, they’re banned–because we said so.” This illustrates the arbitrary and capricious nature of 21st Century statutory jurisdiction. They are running roughshod over the Constitution. This is a sad day, indeed.

With the current sweeping changes in our gun laws in mind, I highly recommend a short video from Reid Henrichs: Stirrings of Revolution: Then and NOW.  The book that he mentions, Resistance to Tyranny: A Primer definitely belongs on your bookshelf. It is noteworthy that this book just recently jumped into Amazon’s top-100 selling books list. That is a very unusual feat, for a book that has been in print for nine years. For comparison, my 10-year old non-fiction book How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It (now in its 22nd printing from Penguin Books) usually bounces around down near #27,000 in Amazon’s overall book rankings. 

There are just a few days left in Round 81 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. Get your article written and send it in soon. The top three prize winners will share $11,000 worth of prizes. And we will be adding a new prize of considerable value, starting with Round 82. That begins April 1st.


  1. And there are still “patriot” cretins running around shouting “Accessories aren’t covered by the 2nd!” or “If you need a bump stock to shoot fast, you shouldn’t own a gun!” Too many of the people supposedly on our side are no better then those on the left. They absolutely refuse to see things objectively, and only care that “their guy” is winning. Trump is basically just a moderate liberal, and does not seem to care much for actual liberty.

  2. Next it will be pistol grips, then aftermarket sights, already they are working on limiting ammo, then recoil pads. They forget that, tyranny can be fought against with swords and spears, it worked in the early days of history and can work again if needed. The free spirit of humans endowed by our creator cannot and will not be stifled. When opposing forces are armed, they simply need be separated, unarmed, then the unarmed have become armed and tables can and will turn. Acting singly will seldom work, but with the support of another or a few others, entire outcomes have been turned.
    I have always believed that the weakest point where the most atrocious violations of our freedoms comes from is the population centers of the country. And they rely for their entire existence on logistics and input from rural areas. Always have been and will remain an advocate of shutting down the entire system by shutting down to logistics and input to the centers. When they PTB declare “it’s that way, tough luck, because we said so”. The correct response should be, “well you’re shut off, tough luck, because we said so”…… Reach into your bare store shelves and bare tabletops and serve that – homer……. Tough scenario to play out, but you get the point. Intimidation is an evil game, but can be played by two. We as freedom loving patriots, need to learn that lesson well……

    1. With other words. you force an alliance of Survival between the PTB and the People who live in cities.
      Ask Pompeius Magnus, Cicero and Cato how well that worked against Caesar.

  3. well this won’t be popular but i am for banning bump stocks, they make a semi-auto rifle too much like an automatic rifle and i think there should be a difference between the two. BUT thats the only infringement i am for….there i said it…. 🙂

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