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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters ande negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the New Zealand buy back gun grab.
NZ Government Refuses to Pay Full Price for Banned Guns
Gun Owners Outraged as New Zealand Government Refuses to Pay Full Price for Banned Firearms. JWR’s Comments: The phrase “gun buy back” is preposterous, on its face. A government cannot “buy back” something that it never owned. I believe that the phrase “Tyranny Bribe Program” would be more accurate and fitting. This is true of all buy back gun grabs. And to argue about how much the government will pay to permanently deprive someone of guns that should rightfully be passed down to their progeny is also preposterous. The real crux of this is that New Zealanders are simply getting a few of their tax dollars back, in exchange for surrendering their birthright. Once they’ve acceded to the tyrants’ demands, then they are in no position to negotiate price. Don’t allow this to happen in America!
The Perfect Sound-Blocking Baffle
Reader G.P. sent this: Researchers Have Created A Shape That Can Block All Sound.
“When it comes to sound-proofing, there are materials out there that can help dampen sound and prevent it from leaking out of a room. However, it seems that thanks to the work by a group of researchers over at the Boston University, they have managed to create a shape that can apparently block out all sound.
This shape was designed using math where it was created in such a way that certain frequencies passing through the air will actually reflect back towards their source. This works differently compared to traditional sound absorption designs, where they will take sound and turn the vibrations into heat.
However, as you can see in the video above, what makes this particular design so special and unique is the fact that it is completely open, meaning that you would think that in theory sound could pass through it, but it can’t. So what does this discovery mean? Are there any practical uses for it?”
G.P. answered that astutely, with a question of his own: “Is this the future of 3D-printed suppressors?”
Judge Rules Gun Shows a 1st Amendment Right
DSV sent us this good news: Judge sides with 1st Amendment after gun shows banned. Here is a snippet from the WND article:
“A federal judge has sided with the First Amendment in a lawsuit against a California fair board that banned gun show and other event organizers from its facilities, which otherwise are available to the public.
U.S. District Judge Cathy Bencivengo issued a temporary order to stop the Del Mar Fair Board from enforcing a recently enacted moratorium on gun shows at the fairgrounds.
Disputes over gun rights typically center on the Second Amendment, which grants Americans the right “to keep and bear arms.” This case, however, focuses on the First.
Alan M. Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, which filed the lawsuit, said he’s “delighted” with the ruling.”
AMA: 12-Year-Olds Can Consent to Vaccination
A hat tip to DSV for spotting this: AMA Says Mature 12-Year-Olds Can Consent to Vaccination Without Parents. Here is how the article opens:
“At the recently concluded annual meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) in Chicago, AMA delegates adopted a doozy of a new policy. The powerful trade group agreed to develop model legislation that pressures state legislatures into allowing minors to “override refusenik parents on vaccination.”
In 2000, the Supreme Court reasserted the fundamental right of parents to oversee the care, custody and control of their children, a right recognized by states until children reach age 18. Where vaccines are concerned, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act—passed in 1986—legally requires health care providers to distribute vaccine information materials to the parent or legal guardian of any child to whom the provider intends to administer a vaccine “prior to the administration of such vaccine” [emphasis added].”
The Google Fascists
By way of the great Whatfinger.com news aggregation site, comes this piece by Jeffrey Lord: Project Veritas, Google whistleblower reveal plot for 2020 election.