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 “HJL”.
I Am the Majority
Mark Robinson gave an unprepared speech to the Greensboro, North Carolina city council meeting on representing the majority. Mark tells it like it is. Every time there is a shooting, the media and politicians do not blame the shooter, but blame the law abiding gun owner and try to whip the politicians into bringing in gun control. It’s a passionate speech and well worth the five minutes it will take you to listen to it.
Firearms Parts Ban
California gun owners are getting pressure again. A firearm parts bill (A.B. 2382) is being introduced in California. The bill refers to the parts as “Precursor Parts” like barrels, ammunition, feeding devices, speed loaders, molded or shaped polymer frames, unfinished receivers, metallic castings, metallic forgings and much, much more. If you live in California and are not fleeing the state, you need to contact your legislatures and urge them to reject this assault on your second amendment rights.
Fact Checking Police
Speaking of the California legislature, another bill introduced into the assembly would force any person who operates a social media Internet web site and who has a physical presence in California to have a plan in place to verify and fact check news stories. Any item on their social media page that contains “fake news” would be required to carry a warning that the news story contains false information. Media that qualifies include videos, photographs, blogs, podcasts, text messages, email, online services and profiles. Of course, the state is the final arbitrator in what constitutes “fake news” so even if you believe something is true, if the state disagrees with you guess who wins. 1984, here we come! Thanks to H.L. for the link.
We Like this County!
The Sheriff of Harris County, Georgia has placed signs up warning visitors to the county that “If you kill someone, we might kill you back. We have ONE jail and 356 cemeteries. Enjoy your stay!” The sheriff encourages the residents to obtain their concealed carry permits and arm themselves. About the only way you could improve on that would be to have the entire county with open carry and every citizen having a firearm strapped on their hips. Thanks to DSV for the link.
Reader W.W. sent in this article where even the politicians are declaring their Second Amendment rights. A South Caroline GOP representative pulled out his pistol and laid it on the desk in front of him during a meeting with his constituents on Friday to make a point about gun safety. He was arguing that the presence of the gun made everyone safer and they he would refuse to be a victim. Of course, the progressive/leftists had a proverbial cow with one being quoted that she felt threatened by the mere presence of the firearm. In the words of Representative Norman “Guns are not the problem”. Perhaps the liberals are the problem.
Reader T.P. wrote in to tell us about this open letter to the boys and young men of America. The bodies of the recent mass shootings are hardly cold and already, in addition to the guns, young men are being blamed for the atrocities. “Toxic Masculinity” is the phrase being bantered about. You would think that after 50 years of single moms raising young boys that we would have figured out that the presence of a father in the home is critically important, but the progressive/leftists and the feminists just can’t admit that they’ve destroyed the American family and the strengths and benefits that are derived from it. We need to stop looking at the symptoms and deal with the problem.
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Please send your news tips to HJL. (Either via e-mail of via our Contact form.) These are often especially relevant, because they come from folks who watch news that is important to them. Due to their diligence and focus, we benefit from fresh “on target” news. We often “get the scoop” on news that is most likely ignored (or reported late) by mainstream American news outlets. Thanks!