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 furniture with secret compartments for guns–such as the Bedbunker Gun Vault.
2012 Gun Ban is Keeping Maduro in Power
A Closer Look At The 2012 Gun Ban That’s Helping Maduro Stay In Power.  (Thanks to Gregg P. for the link.)
John Wick: Parabellum
The third John Wick film (“Chapter 3 – Parabellum”)  opens Friday, May 17th. I only consider the noteworthy because of the extensive live fire training  that Keanu Reeves did with the folks at Taran Tactical . That level of commitment to realistic competition guns  and realistic gun handling is a rarity in Hollywood!
$30,000 in Fines After Not Mowing Lawn
Reader DSV sent this one: Homeowner faces $30K in fines, foreclosure after not mowing lawn . The article begins:
“A Dunedin [Florida] man faces sky-high fines and possible foreclosure on his home after code enforcement cited him for overgrown grass in his yard.
Jim Ficken returned home last summer to find the grass in his yard grew more than 10 inches tall. Ficken spent most of his time in South Carolina helping take care for his late mother’s estate.
Ficken says the man who mowed his yard unexpectedly died and the grass hadn’t been cut.
City code enforcement officers noticed and started fining Ficken $500 a day, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Pinellas County. The fines mounted to nearly $30,000 before the city notified Ficken of the problem, according to Ficken.”
Effective Gun Rights Lobbying
A long-time friend wrote to mention his disgust with the NRA’s spending scandal and other scandals . He asked if it was worthwhile to continue renewing his membership. My reply: “In my opinion, in terms of effective lobbying, your money is better spent joining the Gun Owners of America (GOA) . Or, if you are already a member there, then bumping up to the next level of membership. Or perhaps also getting a Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC)  membership.”
Homeless Excavations are Destroying Flood Levees
A news broadcast video and text, from California: Homeless Digging Into Crucial Flood Levees Putting Thousands Of Homes In Danger . (A hat tip to Sean B. for the link.) Here is an brief excerpt:
“There’s a growing threat to the levees that protect areas of Sacramento from flooding, and the city is not doing much to stop it.
“This is public infrastructure and needs to be preserved,” said Tim Kerr, general manager for the American River Flood Control while inspecting the levee damage.
Sometimes erosion can be caused by fallen trees or rodents, but now, levee monitors are finding that damage is being intentionally caused by homeless people carving out campsites on the American River.”
Furniture with Secret Compartments for Guns
Top 10 People Making Furniture With Secret Compartments For Guns . This video of course includes the well-known Bedbunker Gun Vault. (We have one of them here at the Rawles Ranch.)
Guide to Overthrowing Foreign Governments
H.l. was the first of several readers to send us this: US Special Forces Command Issues New Guide For Overthrowing Foreign Governments 
Media Lost Interest in the Latest School Shooting
Another article link from DSV: Why the Media Suddenly Lost Interest in the Latest School Shooting . Here is a snippet:
“After the shooting, other than some virtue signaling by the media, the story has left the front pages, as the narrative may be inconvenient for the leftist agenda. CNN and MSNBC have lived up to their reputation as “drive-by media” by quickly moving on. No interviews with David Hogg or other gun control fanatics. So, what are some of the inconvenient aspects to this story that the media would prefer to drive by without any discussion or analysis?
Let’s start with the weapons. The two shooters, “opened fire with handguns that were concealed in a guitar case”, as reported by the Daily Mail  in an unexpected good faith effort at honest journalism. Handguns? What happened to those evil AR-15’s or “assault weapons” that Democrats and the media constantly warn about? These are what the Huffington Post  calls “weapons of war.”
The reality is that most gun crimes are committed  with handguns not rifles. But this doesn’t fit the media narrative and it’s better to drive-by the story rather than explain this inconvenient truth.”
160 Acres in Northwest Montana
This new property listing at SurvivalRealty.com caught my eye: 160 acres off the grid near McGregor Lake, Flathead County, Montana .