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 look at confiscatory expansions to Canada’s black rifle ban.
To Arms! Three Universal Background Check Bills
The good folks at The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) just warned:
“The tyrants just unloaded THREE gun registration bills in the House & Senate. And sources say they could go to a full vote as early as NEXT WEEK.
HR 1446, HR 8, and an as-yet-untitled Senate bill would mandate background checks on ALL firearms transfers, even at gun shows.
And unfortunately, these bills all have dozens of co-sponsors, including some Republicans who are supporting HR 8!
Worst, Nancy Pelosi is reportedly so determined to pass these sick bills that she’s prepared to bring them to a final vote in a matter of days,”
Please contact your U.S. senators and your congressional representative ASAP both by phone and by e-mail and insist that they oppose this and any other “gun control:” legislation! If your e-mail is being directed to any Senate Republicans, you might include this meme link: https://kapwi.ng/c/9uNWkPHF. (My latest meme.) Please also ask your Senators to oppose the confirmation of Merrick Garland as Attorney General.
Catalytic Converter Thefts Rising
This is probably old news for readers in urban areas, but some suburban or rural blog readers might not be aware of it: Gone In 60 Seconds: Critical Car Part Swiped At Alarming Rate In US, Fairview PD Nabs Duo
SPLC Wants Biden & Big Tech to Block Funding for ‘Hate’
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: SPLC wants Biden & Big Tech to block online funding for ‘hate groups’. A pericope:
“The Southern Poverty Law Center assists YouTube in policing content on their platform, The Daily Caller had learned in 2018.
The SPLC regularly labels pedestrian conservatives as “hate groups.” SPLC is directly tied to the events of 2012 at the Family Research Center when Floyd Lee Corkins opened fire on members because the SPLC targeted them as a hate group.
To take down groups, the flaggers use digital tools to mass flag content for review. Then the partners guide YouTube in designing algorithms policing the video platform.
Algorithms carry out the overwhelming majority of the content policing on Google and YouTube. The algorithms make for an easy rebuttal against charges of political bias: it’s not us. It’s the algorithm. But actual people with actual biases write, test, and monitor the algorithms.”
Wisconsin Wolf Hunters Exceed State’s Quota
A hat tip to Tim J. for sending this: Wisconsin wolf hunters exceed state’s quota by almost double during abbreviated hunt, DNR confirms.
Missouri County Declares Firearms Sanctuary
Reader H.L. sent us this: Horowitz: Missouri county authorizes arrest of feds who violate Second Amendment. JWR’s Comment: Newton County’s act is part of a growing and laudable trend.
Starlink Will Hit 300Mbps and Expand Coverage
Musk: Starlink will hit 300Mbps and expand to “most of Earth” this year. JWR’s Comment: Starlink looks like a good communication option for folks living in remote areas. But beware: Cancel Culture may expand beyond traditional deplatforming. It might mean canceling the accounts of individual satellite Internet subscribers who are deemed guilty of Wrong Think for “violation of terms of service”. My advice is that anyone who is politically vocal should always keep a secondary Internet connection option available.
Canada Plans to Ban and Un-Grandfather Black Rifles
C.B. sent us this: Coming firearms legislation in Canada expected to include gun buy-back program.
Here is aquote:
“Rifles like the AR-15 that had been classified as “restricted” previously could only be used legally on shooting ranges. But now that they are prohibited, they can still be legally owned by those with a prohibited class licence but cannot be used, making them useful only as collectors items.
The legislation is expected to detail how owners of these firearms can surrender them to police and obtain financial compensation. The rates of compensation the government will pay for each rifle is expected to be listed in regulations that will accompany the bill.
Owners of prohibited rifles will still have the option to hang on to them subject to strict conditions on storage — a point that has riled gun-control advocates who want to see mandatory confiscation of firearms they believe to be military in nature.
Firearms advocates have argued that the reclassification was too broad and focused on the appearance and not the function of many semi-automatic rifles the government deemed to be military in nature.”
Arizonans Find Buried Duffelbag of Guns
Reader Matt P. sent us this one: Arizona homeowners planting tree in backyard find buried duffel bag filled with guns: police. Matt’s wry comment: “It looks like Ian Doyle forgot a bag.”
Four COVID Vaccine News Updates
“Pfizer’s vaccine killed ‘about 40 times more (elderly) people’ and ‘260 times’ more of the young than ‘what the COVID-19 virus would have claimed in the given time frame.’”