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”. Our goal is to educate our readers, to help them to recognize emerging threats and to be better prepared for both disasters and negative societal trends. You can’t mitigate a risk if you haven’t first identified a risk. Today, we look at weaponized drones.
FAA Reminder: Don’t Weaponize Your Drone
Reader G.P. sent this: The FAA Apparently Needs To Remind Users Not To Weaponize Their Drones. Here is how the article begins:
“The drones that are designed for consumer use typically come with a camera attached to it. However, in theory, if you could attach a camera, you could attach all manner of objects, including weapons like guns, a flamethrower, and so on. Obviously this is illegal but apparently it’s not a fact that is obvious to some.
So much so that the FAA had to issue a notice on its website where they are reminding drone owners that they should not be weaponizing their drones. According to the FAA, “Operating a drone that has a dangerous weapon attached to it is a violation of Section 363 of the 2018 FAA Reauthorization Act enacted Oct. 5, 2018.”
Florida Red Flag Laws and a Case of Mistaken Identity
H.L. sent us this: Florida Red Flag Laws and a case of mistaken identity.
Constitutional Militia & Grand Juries
Linked over at Whatfinger.com (my favorite news aggregation site): Constitutional Militia & Grand Juries – The People’s Teeth In The Constitution.
More About Tire Gardening
Over at the Rural Revolution blog, Patrice Lewis has posted a follow-up article: More Info on Tire Gardening.
Court Nixes WOTUS Rule by Previous POTUS
Appalachiastan: Culture of Resistance
A hat tip to Tim J. fro spotting this, over at Bill Buppert’s ZeroGov site: Appalachiastan: Culture of Resistance by John Meyers. An excerpt:
“In the Mountain South in particular, many disputes are settled even to this day in a private manner, if at all possible. The clannish nature of the residents, mostly descended from the Borderers of the English/Scottish border or of Germanic extraction, is still alive today in many ways.
Max Weber defines the state as has having a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence over a geographical area. To people historically and many still today in Occupied Appalachiastan, the state-only authority to dispense justice is a travesty of the highest proportions. Some do not want to outsource the dispensation of justice. Many do not want anyone mingling in the business of their community. Traditionally, the derbfine, the clan or even the community at large handled matters of justice. This goes back to lex talionis, which is the idea that if you are a righteous man and you are wronged, it is your duty to punish the offender, yourself.
A product of the clannish nature of the Southern Highlander is an unofficial intelligence network of sorts. News travels fast. Rural Appalachia has one of the most effective Underground’s in existence and it doesn’t even know it. If you want to see how it operates, let an incident like above happen, or hang around the bear hunters in the southern mountains around mid October. They will tell you every single detail about the game warden, his habits down to what he eats for breakfast and what flavor toothpaste he uses.”
Washington State Law Ends Campus Firearm Storage Program
And finally, from DSV: Washington State Law Ends Campus Firearm Storage Program.