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 how a Federal judge declared the California 11+ round magazine ban unconstitutional.
Your Car and Phone are Selling Your Data
James C. sent us a link to this 9-minute video: Your Car is Selling Your Data.
Oh, and speaking for data, check out this piece at CNBC: Stores are starting to track your every move.
Bottom line: Either drive an older low tech car or disable your car’s satellite and cellular connectivity. And if you must have a cell phone, then make it an older-generation flip phone with a removable battery–not a smartphone.
Federal Judge Strikes Down California Magazine Ban
Some great news! Fed Judge: California’s ‘High-Capacity’ Magazine Ban Unconstitutional. JWR’s Comments: Even if this court order is eventually reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court, it created a window of opportunity for magazine acquisition for Californians. They should stock up, heavily, ASAP. It is also noteworthy that there was heretofore no “plausible deniability” for any magazine manufactured between 2000 and 2019. For example, MagPul PMAGs were not released for sale until 2008. So any Californian caught with one over 10-round capacity couldn’t claim that they had it “before the ban.” But now… What a great window of opportunity.
Thomas Sowell on a Socialist America
A good read, over at The American Thinker: Thomas Sowell Is Right to Predict a Socialist America. The article also has some great quotes from Alexis de Tocqueville.
In Europe: “Speed Assistance” = Speed Nanny
Forbes reports: New Cars in Europe Will Be Prevented From Speeding. The article begins:
“Drivers in Europe will soon have to get used to anti-speeding devices in their cars, after EU legislators agreed this morning on new legislation requiring them.
The agreement came after months of often tense negotiations which pitted safety against freedom, and prompted concerns over “big brother” watching driving behavior.
The legislation will require all new vehicles put on the market to be equipped with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) technology. The devices can use sign-recognition video cameras or GPS-linked data to automatically limit the speed of a vehicle. They do so by limiting the engine power to prevent the vehicle from accelerating past the limit, rather than by throwing on the brakes.” [Emphasis added.]
Lindsey Graham Touts Red Flag Gun Confiscation
Reader H.L. sent this: Lindsey Graham on Gun Confiscation Laws: ‘Every Right Has Limits’. JWR’sa Comments: Beware of Red Flag gun confiscation laws! These are also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Please see through the smokescreen of soothing statist rhetoric. These laws are a gross violation of Due Process! In essence, they deprive gun owner so their rights in absentia, with no opportunity to face their accusers. Please contact both your congressman and both of your Senators and insist that they oppose proposed Red Flag laws. And while you are at, encourage them to oppose all of the currently-proposed “gun control” legislation.
Get a HughesNet Dish and Support SurvivalBlog
A reminder: There is now an ad for HughesNet Satellite Internet in our right-hand ad bar. We are now earning commissions whenever anyone sees that ad and signs up to get a HughesNet dish installed. We’ve had one of those here at our ranch for more than three years, and it functions flawlessly, even with skies covered by dark storm clouds. The upload speed is quite good while the download speed is amazingly fast! (25 Mbps.) If you live out in the boonies beyond cable Internet or DSL Internet, you can now have an Internet connection that provides faster download than DSL! (Typically DSL provides just 1.5 Mbps to 8 Mbps in the boonies and perhaps 16 Mbps in some towns.) It is compatible with most VPNs, with Skype, with Vonage and with other VOIP phones. You can even use it off grid with no phone line required. In fact, if you’ve been living without phone service, you can have a Vonage phone line and/or a Verizon cell phone signal available 24 hours a day–even if you live way out beyond cellular coverage. All you need is stable 120 volt AC power–such as from a modified sine wave inverter. Please be sure to mention Tech ID: 0634 when you place your installation order with HughesNet. Many Thanks!
Illinois Judge Rules FOID Unconstitutional
CDC Skewing Gun Death Data
A hat tip to DSV for sending this: Why is the CDC Lying To Us About Gunshot Data?
New Zealand Criminalizing Thought Crimes
The latest from Montana vlogger Matt Christenson: ‘Chief Censor’ Explains New Zealand Criminalizing Possession of the Manifesto — It’s Not For You. It is richly ironic that in reaction, the government of New Zealand is doing exactly what the terrorist intended them to do.