The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods

SurvivalBlog presents another edition of The Survivalist’s Odds ‘n Sods. This column is 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. In today’s column, we look at the ATF’s planned arm brace felony prosecutions.

Just 20 Days to Draconian Arm Brace Arrests

Unless Congress or the Supreme Court intervenes, the ATF’s announced reinterpretation of the National Firearms Act’s prohibition of short-barreled rifles (SBRs) will take effect on June 1st, 2023. They’ve been vacillating on this for more than 10 years. Meanwhile, no less than 8 million arm braces have been produced.  That means that in just 20 days, they will be creating 8+ million unconvicted felons. From what I’ve read, few owners of heretofore “approved” arm-braced pistols intend to amnesty-register or reconfigure their guns. ATF Director Steven Dettelbach gave testimony before congress that simply detaching an arm brace would obviate registration and avoid prosecution, but that contradicts both the wording of the ATF ruling and the ATF’s decades of prosecution referrals to owners of unassembled gun parts in proximity somehow signaling “constructive intent.”

Please contact your congressional representatives, and insist that they quickly nullify the ATF’s draconian ruling! They must support H.J. Resolution 44, which will stop the arm-braced pistol ban.

Hacker Extorts $1.1M in Ransom on California Sheriff’s Website

Police1 reports: Hacker extorts $1.1M in cyberattack on Califirnia sheriff’s website.

Bidenista Wants All-Electric Vehicles for U.S. Military in 7 Years

H.L. sent this, from Breitbart: Biden Energy Secretary Wants U.S. Military to Adopt an All-Electric Vehicle Fleet in 7 Years. JWR’s Comments: I cannot think of a better way to eviscerate our military’s readiness to accomplish its tasks. This is absolute insanity and tantamount to treason.

Disinformation Governance Board 2.0?

Disinfo Governance Board 2.0? New intel office targets ‘foreign influence’ to shield U.S. ‘opinion’. A pericope:

“It’s the basic rhetorical trick of the censorship age: raise a fuss about a foreign threat, then slowly, adjust your aim to domestic targets…”

JPMorgan Chase is Warned About Censorship

JPMorgan Chase is Warned to Back off Political and Ideological Censorship. (After a recent uptick in financial deplatforming.)

US Forces Simulate Defending Taiwan from a Chinese Invasion

Published by Activist Post, on April 30th: US Forces Simulate Defending Taiwan from a Chinese Invasion.

Hawaii Plans to Relocate Homeless Back to CONUS

Hawaii plans to relocate homeless back to the mainland with their families.

Vermont Criminalizes Paramilitary Training Camps

Reported by FoxNews: Vermont makes it a crime to own, operate paramilitary training camps. The article begins:

Vermont on Monday made it a crime to own or operate paramilitary training camps in the state after Republican Gov. Phil Scott signed legislation introduced in response to a firearms training facility built without permits that neighbors called a menace.

Violators face up to five years in prison or a fine up to $50,000 or both, according to the law. It prohibits a person from teaching, training, or demonstrating to anyone else the use, application, or making of a firearm, explosive, or incendiary device capable of causing injury or death that will be used in or in furtherance of a civil disorder. It also bans a person from assembling with others for such training, instruction or practice.”

Starlink Announces New Fixed and Mobile Plans

A video primer: Starlink Internet for RV Travel (May 2023 Major Changes)

615,000+ Public Worker Student Loans “Forgiven”

Linked over at the news aggregation site: Over 615,000 public sector workers had student loans forgiven after Biden loosened rules. JWR’s Comments: Don’t let the Biden administration’s socialist feel-good rhetoric fool you. “Forgiveness” is a euphemism for transferring loan obligations from the individuals who borrowed college money from banks to us, the American taxpayers. Once again, the Big Government crowd has filched money from our wallets.

Why Rand Paul Formed an Alliance to Stop TikTok Ban

At Arcamax: Why Rand Paul formed an unexpected alliance to stop the march to ban TikTok.

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