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 the great chicken cull.
Judge Suspends California Ammo Background Check Law
Good news for California gun owners: The onerous state’s ammunition background check law has been temporarily suspended! United States District Roger T. Benitez. wrote: “The experiment has been tried. The casualties have been counted. California’s new ammunition background check law misfires and the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured.”
It is noteworthy that this is the same Judge Benetiz who created California’s “Magazine Freedom Week”, last year. Clearly, he has common sense which is all too uncommon in the Federal courts. So he’s on my hero list.
I strongly recommend that Californians stock up heavily on ammo, while they can! Notably, Brownells (a SurvivalBlog affiliate advertiser) has announced that they are again shipping ammo to California. This window of opportunity might be brief, so don’t hesitate!
61,000 Minnesota Chickens Culled
Reader DSV sent this: Egg demand shifted, and 61,000 Minnesota chickens were euthanized
Bankrupt States Now Want a Bailout
Linked over at the Whatfinger.com news aggregation site: States Made Risky Bets with Pensions Before Coronavirus. Now They Want a Bailout.
St. Louis COVID Snitches Get Outed
Our own Michael Z. Williamson sent this: COVID-19 snitches in St. Louis were in for a surprise
Coronavirus at Meat Packing Plants
Reader H.L. sent us this: Coronavirus at meat packing plants worse than first thought, USA TODAY investigation finds. A selection from the article:
“More than 150 of America’s largest meat processing plants operate in counties where the rate of coronavirus infection is already among the nation’s highest, based on the media outlets’ analysis of slaughterhouse locations and county-level COVID-19 infection rates.
These facilities represent more than 1 in 3 of the nation’s biggest beef, pork and poultry processing plants. Rates of infection around these plants are higher than those of 75% of other U.S. counties, the analysis found.”
A Warning on Re-Worded Congressional Legislation
All gun owners should take a few minutes to read this policy paper, from the Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC): Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWRA). Re-defining the term “spousal abuse” is the issue. They want to sneak this in to the latest “stimulus” package. The FPC notes that some 12 Republican congress members have co-sponsored this back door gun grab.
565 Americans Have Lost Their Job for Every COVID-19 Death
Over at Zero Hedge: 565 Americans Have Lost Their Job For Every Confirmed COVID-19 Death In The US
Garand Thumb: ACOG Versus LPVOs
ACOG vs LPVO (Primary Arms ACOG with ACSS Aurora). You can skip past the music-enhanced slow-mo opening, to the 6 minute mark for the important stuff. For the record: I’m still an ACOG believer. Yes, can buy four (or more) red dot sights for the cost of one Trijicon, But there is no comparison for ruggedness.
‘It’s a Free Country, Brother’
Tim J. sent us this piece in National Review by Victor Davis Hansen: ‘It’s a Free Country, Brother’. Tim pointed out this key quote:
“Out of nowhere little Napoleonic governors arise to enact decrees prohibiting gardening or strolling on an empty beach — decrees that seem to have little purpose other than to reflect that they can do so. Snitches volunteer to out felonious social deviants who are seen cooking in the backyard with a neighbor. A little horned-devil virus seems to be trying to do what those Russkies never could.”
New York Rescinds No-Resuscitation Order
Florida Suspends Processing CCW Permit Applications
Tim J. spotted this: news from Florida: Attorney General and Ag Commissioner face off over concealed carry