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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 [1]”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at the Beto Special AR-15.

Trump Red Flag and Background Check Compromise Rumored

This has not yet been confirmed,but the folks at the Firearms Policy Coalition have posted this: FPC Rejects Gun Control Proposals, Expanded Background Checks, Registry in Purported Trump Admin. “Idea” Document; Publishes Policy Memo Detailing Dangers, Flaws [2].  A quote:

“The proposals in the document include creating a new class of “licensed transfer agents” and two new forms (“Bill of Sale/Chain of Title” and “New Form/Certification”), in effect a back-door, nationwide firearm registry, in order to force those engaged in the “commercial sale of firearms” to comply with the record keeping requirements of the existing Gun Control Act. But those who sell guns commercially must already comply with the Gun Control Act, regulations, and state and local laws, including by performing background checks.”

JWR’s Comment: This looks like a huge Back Stabbing is in progress. If DJT thinks that he can magically create Federal jurisdiction over INTRAstate commerce, then he is grossly over-stepping Constitutional bounds!

How Hong Kong Protesters Evade Surveillance With Tech

A Wall Street Journal video: How Hong Kong Protesters Evade Surveillance With Tech [3]

The ‘Beto Special’ AR Sold Out in Four Hours

Linked over at Whatfinger.com [4], there was this: Arizona Gun Store Sells Out ‘Beto Special’ AR-15s in 4 Hours [5]. Here is a quote from the article:

“O’Rourke used his time at the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate to make clear his plans to take AR-15s from Americans, saying [6], “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”

Alpha Dog Firearms responded by running a special in which it sold AR-15s even cheaper than the $395 price Beto found in Arkansas. It priced them for $349.99, calling it a “Beto Special.” The rifles sold out in less than four hours.

Alpha Dog Firearms explained [7] via a Facebook post, “Our $349.99 AR deal sold out in less than 4 hours. We’re trying to process the orders and work on getting more special deals for our good friend gun grabber Beto.”

The same day, Palmetto State Armory [8] began pre-selling a “No Beto” special edition stripped AR-15 lower receiver.

70 Off-Grid Acres in Colorado

Here is a new listing over at SurvivalRealty,com:  70 off-grid acres in Colorado that adjoins BLM land [9].

Edward Snowden Warns of A.I.-Driven Surveillance

Edward Snowden: ‘I was very much a person the most powerful government in the world wanted to go away’ [10]

The Man Who Declared His Own Country

Reader I.R. sent this: The Indigenous Man Who Declared His Own Country [11]. Here is a snippet:

“Five years ago, after realizing that as an Indigenous man he was not recognized by Australia’s Constitution, Mr. Walubara quit his job as a political reporter and renounced his Australian citizenship and former name, Jeremy Geia. He returned his passport, public health care documents and driver’s license to their respective government departments, he says, and destroyed his Australian bank cards.

“I had assumed that I had true and correct membership inside the Commonwealth of Australia,” Mr. Walubara, who is now 45, recounted writing in the accompanying letters to each government department. “I have made a mistake: I’m no longer eligible for the benefits of your society,” he wrote. “Here are your instruments back.”

While experts say that Mr. Walubara has a long road ahead before Australia would recognize his claims to sovereignty, his argument has caught the attention of the public and the national news media. It also bears political weight in a country that has yet to recognize Indigenous Australians in its Constitution or to make a treaty with the marginalized population, who have long sought a voice in Parliament.”

Blast & Fire Hits Virus Lab in Russia

A hat tip to G.P. for sending this:  Blast & fire hits major virus lab in Russia, where HIV, Ebola & anthrax strains are store [12]d

You can send your news tips to JWR [1]. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact [13] form.) Thanks!

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#1 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On September 19, 2019 @ 8:11 am

Re: Part is parts

I’m building a ‘wish list’, and watching parts sell out while I wait. Trump is a fool. No one is going be happy with the results of 2020.

Fortunately while waiting I picked up a minty NHM-91 , an uncommon Chinese RPK/AK-47 variant, supposedly a Nation Match AK? This thing is very heavy, perhaps 12-13 pounds with bipod, add 2lbs more for a drum, 1.5mm stamped receiver, instead of 1mm, 21 inch heavy barrel, smooth and light trigger. This is clearly not a standard AK. Stole it in a trade, but the other party thinks he got the better deal, and that is what makes it a good trade. Yet I see asking prices for these as high as $1,450.00, twice that of a mint Mak90. With cheap Tula 7.62×39 154 grain SP, expect 2,350 fps and 2-4 moa. With a loaded drum as additional stabilizing weight, figure it should be a good poor man’s boolit hose for suppressive, and grazing fire.

#2 Comment By Buck On September 19, 2019 @ 9:35 am

So the Progressive Australians have mis-treated the indigenous population. So have the Progressive Canadians, and the Americans. I wonder if the Kiwi’s do also? Always the hypocrisy of nations who tell others how to live their lives.

#3 Comment By vietvet On September 19, 2019 @ 3:11 pm

Beware of the LEFTS antics, they know Pres Trumps base is pro 2-A and pro Constitution, if they can back enough RINO legislators into a corner and put a truly ANTI 2-A bill on the Presidents desk before the 2020 election they can win. Hopefully his base is not that gullible, I KNOW I’m not! RED TIDE 2020, Trump for 4 more.

#4 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On September 19, 2019 @ 6:59 pm

Hi veitvet,

Suppose that this a ruse, that Trump is once again is playing 3D chess, or is using the old ‘head fake’, so his opponents ‘bob’, instead of weave, and get out of his way, so he can take his shot. It would be a every effective means of animating the participants, and to find out who is who, and a distraction, that is certainly occurring.

If this is indeed the case, then I shall with force, support Trump’s game and become animated, and will protest, and stack it high. It must be backed by action. If Trump is not playing around, then protesting, is of course, in order too! Many have underestimated Trump, yet he is only human. One of his strengths is being a maverick, unpredictable, and a heavy weight 14 round kind of fighter. Yet he is alone, and entangled in the Swamp, because he did not understand it going in. Even with a reported IQ of 170, we mere morons can see the gaping holes in his understanding. He does not understand the critical role of the 1st Amendment, or the ability of Big Tech to manipulate elections. Does he understand, that should the 1st Amendment be lost, that the 2nd Amendment is the only guarantee and resort? No. He has many times expressed interest in background checks.

We know his intention to restore the country to a modern version of a 1950’s economy is better than the Commie intention to utterly destroy the country. Yet also know that Trump is not a Libertarian, he does not always follow the constitution, and he is not honest about the state of economy, or does not have a full understand of it. He is also blocked by the Deep State. So he plays his trump card, uses the confidence game, talks it up, and demands lower interest rates as the cure. It is a tough spot to be in. He may understand more than I give him credit for, yet regardless, we should not be high on hopey-ium, hoping Trump is invincible or infallible.

No, it is best to take his rhetoric seriously, and not be ‘head faked’, to only quietly remain seated, and polite. Political Correctness has ruined this country. The best move is to let Trump have it with both barrels, and prepare for the worst. Be prepared to…. ” Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition”, because we will have no choice in the matter. Whatever happens in 2020, be assured that at least half the country will be very unhappy. Yet let it happen on my watch, as there is no one else behind me.

The Commies are coming for your guns anyway, even if Trump wins in 2020. Exposing the dirty rat commies, the repubic-rats, or demi-rats, is the only benefit of this now probable legislation. In fact it may be best to put Trump on notice, and call for all to *Dump Trump* in 2020. The stakes are that high, yet Trump doesn’t get it. This may be the only way, so that Trump does get it. He needs to be educated, or we will” …need to hang together, or assuredly, we will be hanged separately” (Franklin, B.). After the guns, they’ll want our necks.

#5 Comment By Tunnel Rabbit On September 19, 2019 @ 7:23 pm

Re: “Katie, bar the door”… Big Tech Goes for the Guns


Matthew BrackenVerified Account@Matt_Bracken
Big Tech War on the 2nd Amendment kicks into high gear.
Paul Joseph Watson | Infowars.com – SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
Instagram is now blurring out images of women at gun ranges, saying the photos violate “violence or dangerous organization guidelines.”
Yes, really.
A picture was posted showing Kaitlin Bennett and Millie Weaver shooting firearms at a gun range.

#6 Comment By N S On September 19, 2019 @ 4:49 pm

I recall a number of years ago reading about a guy that started his own country. Dissolved all ties with current gummint and went out on his own, it took him awhile but he succeeded. I believe it was a wee small town (of 1) where he was at and if I remember right, it was also in Australia.

#7 Comment By Snotty Boy On September 19, 2019 @ 5:05 pm

I wonder how many of the people buying all these ARs actually know what to do with them other than standing on a square range and putting little holes in paper?

Just asking…..

#8 Comment By Matt in Oklahoma On September 19, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

If that’s all they do with them then so be it. No one has the right to say otherwise. I don’t want everyone to be like me and have to do things with it.
They have it because America that’s why

#9 Comment By LSM On September 20, 2019 @ 12:27 pm

“America that’s why”. Beautiful!

#10 Comment By Chris Brown On September 20, 2019 @ 1:09 am

You mean like Infantry Tactics? Like something Max Velocity Tactical teaches or the training that veterans received in the Army and Marines. I think there is plenty who know tactics once they get a zero on range and can also train on reaction drills bringing the rifle up to fire etc, they can also buy books, [15]
and download training manuals for the U.S. Army and Marines. You Tube and Patreon also have information.

#11 Comment By Snotty Boy On September 21, 2019 @ 1:49 pm

Yes exactly. I have attended Max Velocity’s training school. There is no better training available.

#12 Comment By 0ldhomesteader On September 19, 2019 @ 6:29 pm

Shotty boy ,,,,,folks learn fast how to pull the trigger it’s the tactics that takes time ,when trouble comes folks want to learn ,can you teach them ?

Tea and chocolate

#13 Comment By Snotty Boy On September 21, 2019 @ 1:47 pm

I could teach them, but Max Velocity would be much better at it.

#14 Comment By Anonymous On September 21, 2019 @ 1:53 pm

Oh, almost forgot.

Now is the time to learn SUT (Small Unit Tactics) not when someone is shooting at you, trying to take your food, ammo, and putting you into an early grave.

Learn to swim before the ship sinks, not while the ship is sinking!

#15 Comment By Wheatley Fisher On September 19, 2019 @ 8:19 pm

The stories at the links for China protesters and the obvious sabotage of the bio warfare factory in Rooshia are very interesting,

Thanks for the links.

#16 Comment By Krissy On September 19, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

“Colt Defense to Stop Producing AR -15 for Civilians” – WSJ


#17 Comment By Paul Patriot On September 19, 2019 @ 11:09 pm

Yup, Trump is revealing his NY, and Democrat roots. He is a liar and breaking his political promises to be a friend to the 2nd Amendment.

I will admit that he is a better alternative to Hitlery Clinton, the future of the Republic is not looking very bright.

#18 Comment By Big Mike On September 20, 2019 @ 4:51 am