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 SB 978: Oregon’s Monster Anti-Gun Bill.
Midwest Flooding Aftermath
Billions in flood damage, delayed or lost planting opportunity, and killed cattle: Midwest Apocalypse: Satellite Data Show “At Least 1 Million Acres Of US Farmland” Devastated By Floods
California Man Get 20 Years for Fatal ‘Swatting’
Reader J.C. sent us this: 20 years for man behind hoax call that led to fatal shooting. Here is how the piece begins:
“A California man was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison for making bogus emergency calls to authorities across the U.S., including one that led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man following a dispute between two online players over a $1.50 bet in the Call of Duty: WWII video game.
U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren sentenced Tyler R. Barriss, 26, under a deal in which he pleaded guilty in November to a total of 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats. The plea agreement called for a sentence of at least 20 years — well over the 10 years recommended under sentencing guidelines. Prosecutors believe it is the longest prison sentence ever imposed for the practice of “swatting,” a form of retaliation in which someone reports a false emergency to get authorities, particularly a SWAT team, to descend on an address.”
Banks Warned Against Targeting Gun Industry
DSV sent this: Senate Banking Chair Warns Banks Against Targeting Gun Industry. The article begins:
“The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee warned the banking industry on Thursday that it should not attempt to restrict legal gun sales by denying financial services to members of the gun industry.
Sen. Mike Crapo (R., Idaho) sent a letter to eight of the country’s biggest banks detailing his concerns with the way some of them had begun rejecting business from certain gun companies. In the last year, several of them have attempted to restrict what kinds of guns can be sold to the public and who they can be sold to by applying financial pressure.“
EPA Would Delay New Wood Stove Rules
EPA Would Delay New Wood Stove Rules. (A hat tip to H.L. for the link.)
982 Million E-mail Addresses Compromised
Readers G.P. and D.S.V. both sent this: E-mail addresses of almost a BILLION people are leaked in one of the biggest data breaches ever – and hackers could now have access to your name, date of birth and even where you live.
NYT on Terminal Ballistics
Peter sent this from The New York Times: People Kill People. But the Bullets Seem to Matter. JWR’s Comments: They got it mostly right. One glaring eror: Rreferring to the .357 Magnum as “Large caliber.” The .357’s caliber is the same as .38 Special and 9mm, but it is in a much higher energy class!
Oregon’s Monster Anti-Gun Bill
Tim J. recommended this from the Oregon Firearms Federation: SB 978 Turns Into Monster Anti-Gun Bill. Here is a key passage:
“SB 978 has it’s first “amendment”. It’s 44 pages long and turns the bill into a nightmare anti gun bill.
We told you about SB 978 yesterday and assured you that this harmless looking bill was going to be gut and stuffed with draconian anti-gun language, and it has.
Here is a link to the “Dash 1″ amendment to the bill. And of course we use the word amendment quite loosely.
The “amendment” is 44 pages long. The “bill” was a few paragraphs.
After our first review of the bill here are the elements we noticed immediately. No doubt we missed a few.
If this “amendment” is adopted, the bill will:
Allow gun stores to refuse to sell firearms and ammunition to young adults (As Bi-mart, Walmart and Fred Meyers have done in violation of the law.)
Exonerate gun dealers who violated our anti-discrimination laws, even if they did it before this bill was passed. (Get out of jail free card for corporations that broke the law.)
Require that your self defense firearms be locked up. Under this bill you can be prosecuted even if you did lock up your guns with a cable lock if someone has “access” to a device to defeat the lock. Which of course, is anyone who has access to almost any tool.
Hold gun owners responsible for two years for guns they “transferred” unless they could prove the transferred gun had a trigger or cable lock. (This is one of the most inane ideas we have ever seen.)
Hold gun owners responsible for crimes committed with guns that were stolen from them.
Treat “80 % lowers” as complete guns requiring background checks and registration. If the lower is transferred and has no serial number, the police need a “detailed description: or the lower.
Ban “undetectable firearms.”
Ban “untraceable firearms”
Increase CHL fees.
Allows cities, counties, metropolitan service districts, airports, schools, colleges and universities to ban CHL holders from “public buildings.” Please note. The bill does NOT say buildings owned by those entities. It says “public buildings.” Under this bill a school in John Day could forbid you from carrying your firearm in a public building in Troutdale.
Ban CHL holders from airports. No, not just the terminal. But the parking lots and grounds “adjacent” to parking lots. Picking up your spouse at the airport? Go to jail.”