The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

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 possible restrictions on 80% receiver gun builds.  (So-called Ghost gun” builds.)

West Virginia May Ban Enforcement of Federal Gun Laws

The Tenth Amendment Center has described a growing trend: West Virginia House Passes Bill to Ban Enforcement of Federal Gun Control: Past, Present and Future.

March Border Crossings Jump to 15-Year High

Linked over at the news aggregation site is this from The Washington Free Beacon: March Border Crossings Jump to 15-Year High.  An excerpt:

“U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 171,000 migrants at the southern border in March, marking a 15-year high.

The figure includes nearly 19,000 unaccompanied minors, which tops the prior all-time monthly high of nearly 12,000 in May 2019. According to the Washington Post, the surge has allowed nearly 1,000 illegal migrants—often cartel smugglers bringing drugs—to enter the United States daily without being captured.”

Calls to Ban “Ghost Guns” Mounting

Reader H.L. sent us this: 18 attorneys general call on Garland to close ghost gun loophole. JWR’s Comments: This reclassification could be accomplished via an Executive Order, that might withstand high court scrutiny. It is noteworthy that these guns are only rarely used in crimes, since most criminals are not industrious. They generally use stolen guns — not ones that they make themselves.

In related news: Ghost-Gun Concerns Prompt Feds to Meet With Firearms Makers.

‘Prolonged and Widespread Drought’ Predicted for Much of U.S.

‘Prolonged and Widespread Drought’ Predicted for Much of U.S. in New NOAA Report.(Thanks to Old Bobbert for the link.)

Some Western Minnesota Counties are Talking Partition

Reader Jon. C. spotted this: Join SD, ND, WI or IA.

And in related news, Matt T. sent this: What would a potential ‘Big Dakota’ look like?

The Hidden Fingerprint Inside Your Photos

Peter sent us this: The hidden fingerprint inside your photos. JWR’s Comment: I try to consistently run all contemporary SurvibvalBlog photos through EXIFPurge.

FBI Uses “Sentiment Analysis” Tools To Screen National Guard

FBI Deploys Creepy “Sentiment Analysis” Tools To Screen National Guard For Pro-Trump Sympathies.

“A recent Revolver News investigative piece coined the term “Counter-American Intelligence” to describe the systematic counter-intelligence operation to cleanse the entire national security state of any thought-criminal MAGA employees who may not agree with the Globalist American Empire’s agenda.

Like clockwork, fresh off the heels of a bill that would deny security clearances to so-called ‘conspiracy theorists’ (read: Trump supporters), Senator Duckworth suggested that the DOD monitor the social media habits of its employees for ‘extremist views.’”

Conspiracy Theories = ‘Domestic Terrorism’

Similarly, there is this, over at the Lew Rockwell site: How Conspiracy Theorizing May Soon Get You Labelled a ‘Domestic Terrorist’.

Bill Would Ban Online Ammo Sales

Bullet Control: Bill Would Cut Online Ammo Sales, Make Dealers Report Buyers. JWR’s Comment: Please contact your congressman and senators, and add this to your list of legislation opposition.

More COVID-19 Passport Plans

Biden administration working with industry to develop COVID-19 ‘passports’ as vaccinations progress.  This news piece begins:

“Along with private technology and travel companies, the Biden administration is working to develop credentials – referred to as passports, health certificates or travel passes – showing proof of vaccination as individuals and businesses emerge from lockdown, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Airline and business groups had been lobbying the White House to take the lead in setting standards for health passes. They believe that would avoid a hodgepodge of regional credentials that could cause confusion among travelers and prevent any single health certificate from being widely accepted.”

Another JWR Interview

You probably missed seeing this interview, when it ran in OZY, back in September: A Prepper’s Secrets to Surviving What’s Left of 2020.

A Glock 19 Disguised as a Nerf Gun

And finally, a bit of humorous news: Glock 19 Disguised As Nerf Gun Seized In North Carolina Drug Raid.

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