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”. Today, we focus on H.R. 8 — the Private Gun Transfer Ban bill.
Private Gun Transfer Ban (H.R. 8) Entering Committee Hearings
H.R. 8, the so-called “Universal Background Check” (private gun transfer ban) bill reportedly now has 229 co-sponsors. Committee hearings on the bill begin this week. It has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. That is enough for passage in the House of Representatives. Yikes! Our only viable chance now is to stop the parallel version, in the Senate. Please contact both your congress member and both senators from your state. Remind them that Congress has no authority over INTRAstate sales of used merchandise. That isn’t “interstate commerce”! So it violates the Commerce Clause. And restricting private sales of firearms is also an infringement of our Second Amendment rights. This law is unconstitutional at least two different ways, and must be stopped!
The Solar Roadways Spending Boondoggle
The Solar Roadways farce is continuing. The latest news is that the “self-heating” prototype roadway installed in Sandpoint, Idaho had to be manually shoveled clear of snow. What a monumental waster of taxpayer money. A hat tip to T.Z. for the link.
Mapping Global Corruption
Reader H.L. sent us this: Mapping Where Global Corruption Is Most (And Least) Rampant. Anyone who is considering buying an offshore haven, take note!
Venezuela: Who Has the Guns?
And reader H.L. also sent us this: Venezuela crisis shaping up to be all about who has the guns. Here is a excerpt from the article:
“Recall that when Venezuelan soldiers mutinied in the area of Petare earlier this month, their priority also was seizing weapons.
It does suggest that a penurious armed force with no access to weapons is the problem. Apparently, not even the soldiers are trusted with guns by the dictatorship. The Maduro regime is starting to arm gangs as a means of checking the military. They trust gangs and thugs, but not responsible military men with guns, and seem to have disarmed them.”
Israel: Army Simulates Attack on Gas Rigs
The Times of Israel reported: Army simulates attack on gas rigs in most complex naval drill in decades.
UK Stockpiling “Trauma Packs” In Case Of No-Deal Brexit
Reader G.P. suggested this article at Zero Hedge: UK Stockpiling “Trauma Packs” In Case Of No-Deal Brexit.
Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles
H.L. sent us this: Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles. “A veteran city prosecutor is among the latest victims.” H.L.’s Comment: “As a city deteriorates, homeless population increases, rats, fleas, diseases. Typhus a Third World disease. It is now here [In American cities].”
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