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, a special examination of pending gun ownership restriction legislation at the State and Federal levels.
House Democrats are Fast-Tracking Gun Legislation
Rep. Scalise: Red Flag Laws Are ‘Unconstitutional’
Over at the Townhall web site: Representative Steve Scalise: Red Flag Laws Are ‘Unconstitutional’. JWR’s Comment: Since Scalise just barely recovered from the bullet wounds of a politically-motivated attack by a mentally unstable man in 2017, I believe that when he urges legislative restraint, he is particularly well-qualified. For him to issue this warning to his fellow congressmen says a lot. His counterparts on the Democrat side of the aisle should listen to him, dispassionately. Please mention Scalise’s stance on Red Flag/ERPO laws when you contact other congress members.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Calls Out Red Flag Law Proponents
House Panel Advances Gun Bill After Recent Mass Shootings
From U.S. News & World Reports: House Panel Advances Gun Bill After Recent Mass Shootings.
N.Y. Democrats Ramrod Multiple Anti-Gun Bills
The NRA-ILA reports: New York: Gun Control Package Passed By Albany Democrats.
Republicans Team Up with Dems to Pass Gun Laws
Rep. Toomey sells out, again! Republicans Team Up with Democrats to Pass Gun Control Laws.
U.S. Senate: Bipartisan Gun Measure ‘Close’
At The New York Post: Bipartisan gun measure ‘close’ but won’t include assault weapons ban: senator.
Backdoor Registration Bill On Senate Calendar
The backdoor registration (“Universal Background Checks”) bill — already passed in the House — has been placed on the U.S. Senate calendar. This bill would outlaw private party intrastate sales of used guns and destroy gun shows as we now know them, in most states. Please contact your State’s two U.S. Senators and remind them that this bill is a gross overreach of the Interstate Commerce Clause. Intrastate commerce is not interstate commerce!
Governor Carney, General Assembly Members Push Gun Laws
Newsom, Lawmakers Vow to Speed Up Gun Control Bills
Democrats Roll Out Universal Background Checks Trope
NPR (National Pravda Radio) had this report: Week in politics: Revived debate on guns; Universal background checks; Primary races.
North Carolina: Gov. Cooper Calls for Gun Ban
Manchin Says He’s Open to AR-15 Ban
Video, at Politico: Manchin says he’s open to AR-15 ban and raising age to buy guns.
Trudeau’s “Freeze”: Canada Handgun Sales Soar
Canada handgun sales soar after Trudeau proposes freeze. Here is a quote:
“Several gun stores in British Columbia province saw lines out the door within hours of the liberal leader’s declaration on Monday. Other shops across Canada said they sold out within days.
“Sales have been brisk,” said Jen Lavigne, co-owner of That Hunting Store in a strip mall on the outskirts of the capital Ottawa, nestled between a barbershop, a Chinese buffet restaurant, and a conservative lawmaker’s constituency office.
“We sold 100 handguns, or almost our entire stock, in the last three days, since the prime minister announced the freeze,” she said, showing off her nearly empty handgun cabinet.”
Democratic Rep. Introduces 1,000% Gun Tax Bill
Democratic Rep. Threatens Court-Packing, Ending Senate Filibuster
The Washington Times had this report: Mondaire Jones threatens court-packing, eliminating Senate filibuster to get tough new gun laws. A quote from Jones:
“‘You will not stop us from advancing the Protecting Our Kids Act today. You will not stop us from passing it in the House next week, and you will not stop us there. If the [Senate] filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it.””
Matthew McConaughey Drafted By White House, For Drama
Texans Wrangle at House Gun Hearings