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”.
Wondering what could possibly be wrong with universal background checks? Reader DSV sent in this article from The Truth About Guns telling us exactly what is wrong with it. The freedom to own must include the freedom to purchase. What other constitutionally guaranteed right has such controls on it?
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Also from The Truth About Guns comes this article on a sub-$200 suppressor, the Black Aces Po’ Boy sent in by W.W. With the National Hearing Protection Act in the works, this is exciting news. Even with the NFA regulations, the can costs less than the tax stamp to own it!
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John Cylc wrote an interesting article on NewsMax about how appropriate action is just as important as the message. Many Second Amendment supporters handicap their message by acting just like the hysterical anti-gun left.
Riot Police on Venezuela’s Front Lines Seek a Way Out – Even those who are “in” want a way out. (Note: Requires a login to view the entire article.)
You know that you live in the wrong place when your city actually has a law against creating an emergency plan in the case of a nuclear attack. Apparently, Seattle has just such a law. It’s a leftover from the cold war days when the city’s lawmakers took a vocal step against Reagan’s hard line against the Soviet Union. Considering that Seattle is the closest major city to North Korea, a repeal is in the works though. Thanks to T.C. for the link.
If you want to know what the bare basics are on the claims of “Russians hacking the US Election”, reader DSV sent in this article: Eight Facts on the Russian Hacks. If you weren’t convinced before that this is a hatchet job, you should by now.
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Reuters says that Putin is offering a transcript of the Russian officials and Trump to Congress to show that no state secrets were passed. Of course, if you already believe that the Russians “hacked” the election, then the transcript means nothing. (We’re looking at you, Senator Marco Rubio.)
An Air Force Academy Cadet has created a bullet-stopping goo for use in body armor. Given an assignment in Chemistry class in 2014, the cadet became interested in the project and continued the research. This is a good read about persistence in research and the potential for a valuable product.
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Reader G.P. sent in the link to this website featuring the fat-tired electric MOAR bike. They are still fund raising and a $250 contribution gets you a 40% discount off of the retail price when it comes out in June (2017). It looks pretty neat.
Stefan Molyneux interviewed Simon Roche on the fall of South Africa, looking at the history in-depth. Roche is part of the Suidlanders group that we linked to a couple of weeks ago.