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 and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we are focusing on several items of Second Amendment news.
Survival Camps Cater to New Fear: America’s Political Unrest
Reuters: Survival camps cater to new fear: America’s political unrest. The article begins:
“Aiming an AR-15 rifle across a Colorado valley dotted with antelope and cattle, Drew Miller explains how members of his new survival ranch would ride out an apocalypse.
The former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer said his latest Fortitude Ranch community, under construction below mountain forests, will shelter Americans fleeing anything from a bioengineered pandemic to an attack on the electricity grid.
For an annual fee of around $1,000, members can vacation at the camps in good times, and use them as a refuge during a societal collapse.
“If you’ve got a lot of weapons, if you’ve got a lot of members at guard posts, defensive walls, we don’t think we’re going to need to fight,” said Miller, crouching on top of a fortified position on the camp perimeter.
The expansion of Miller’s camp chain underscores the growing mainstream appeal of the “prepper” movement long associated with anti-government survivalists.”
JWR’s Comment: The liberal journalists are so predictable. They always have throw the “anti-government” smear in there somewhere, don’t they?
MP Cash: UK Has Been Shackled by EU
Video from the UK Parliament: Conservative MP Bill Cash: UK has been Shackled by EU.
Private License Plate Readers?
California Denying 18% of Lawful Ammo Purchases
Four-Year-Old Twins Escape Deadly Wreck and Hike Out
Reader H.L. sent us this: 4-year-old twins escape deadly wreckage, hike for help.
Kentucky Bill: Assault Weapons Ban & Magazine Ban
John sent us this alert for some planned 2020 legislation: New Kentucky Bill: Assault Weapons Ban & Magazine Ban.
Navy Instructor Pilots to Tell Top Brass: ‘Arm Us’
Another from H.L.: NAS Pensacola shooting leads Navy instructor pilots to tell top brass: ‘Arm us’. Here is a pericope:
“A group of U.S. Navy instructor pilots asked top military brass for permission to arm themselves in the wake of the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., where a Saudi military pilot gunned down three American sailors and wounded eight others.
One of the shooting victims was the captain of the U.S. Naval Academy rifle team, an “excellent marksman,” according to his brother.
“It’s so stupid that on a military base, the shooter was allowed to roam free for so long,” according to one instructor pilot. “In a gun fight, that’s an eternity.” The pilot, like others interviewed by Fox News, did not want his name used because he was not authorized to speak with the media.
One of the pilots said Navy brass denied their request to arm themselves on base.
Two pilots said the Saudi shooter had 10 minutes to carry out his deadly assault on defenseless Navy sailors at the “API” — aviation pre-flight indoctrination — building. The Naval Aviation Safety school is also located in the building.”
18 More Second Amendment Sanctuaries Counties In Virginia
G.N. was the first of several reader to send us this news: Eighteen More 2A Sanctuaries Approved In Virginia. JWR Adds: The last count that I heard was that 86 of Virginia’s 95 counties have declared sanctuary status!