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California Magazine Ban – Stay Order on Federal Court Reversal


Here is an update to my blog aricle posted on Wednesday, April 3rd: The window of opportunity for Californians will be shorter than I thought! Comrade Becarra weaseled a “Stay” order. This means that Californians only have just until 5 PM Friday April 5th 2019 to place orders, to make payments, or to do face-to-face deals on 11+ round magazines.

By coincidence, I arrived in Northern California yesterday afternoon (April 4) with more than 200 assorted “standard capacity” magazines. I will be in Northern California until about April 18th.

Here is the court order. Note that the key parts on implementation are in are the last two paragraphs.

I brought the following mostly original factory and military contract magazines. 95% of them are brand new:

  • AR-15 — More than 100 magazines, including various 30 and 40 round PMAGs, mil-spec black Teflon coated alloy 30 rounders, four PMAG D60 drums, and just one Beta CMAG.
  • HK91/G3 (alloy and steel) –Including some scarce sealed arsenal 10-pack boxes.
  • AR-10 — just a few 20 rounders, and just one of the newly-released MagPul D50 .308 50-round drums.
  • Steyr AUG (30 & 42 rd.–a mix of green and black floorplates)
  • Mini-14 30rd. (brand new, Ruger factory-made in clear clam shell packages)
  • Glock 17/19: 15 rd., 17 rd., and lots of factory 33-round, plus some clear ATS brand 31-round.
  • Glock 21 (13 round, .45 ACP)
  • Saiga-12 magazines made by AGP. (Gen. 2 — the really good ones!)
  • Beretta M92 (15-round Beretta factory and a few Airtronic and Checkmate USGI contract magazines, slightly used.)
  • SIG P228 9mm 13-round. Just three available.
  • M14/M1A: I brought six of the scarce X-Products .308 drum magazines.

Everything will be “first come, first served.” 🙂

I will be staying in the inland East Bay area.

Special Note to blog readers living in Northern California: If you think that you can get together with me before April 18th to take delivery, then please BEFORE 5M Pacific Time of April 5th, PayPal me just $1 (One Dollar) with NO MEMO and no gun-related words, to: james@rawles.to  (That is NOT a .com address!)  That way, legally (with the PayPal paper trail), we can document that you became the owner of a portion of those magazines BEFORE 5M Pacific Time of April 5th. We can settle up on the difference (the “handling fees”) when we actually meet face to face sometime between now and the 18th, for you to take delivery of the magazines that you will have purchased BEFORE 5M Pacific Time of April 5th.

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Remember: Both the courts and California law enforcement are bound by the Black Letter Law wording of today’s Stay order. They wrote themselves into a box (allowing Californians to make magazine purchase transactions BEFORE 5M Pacific Time of April 5th, 2019) so we ought to take full advantage of it!

I saddens me that Californians had to suffer for 19 years under this horrible law, and then were given just SIX DAYS to stock up. DON’T MISS OUT on this opportunity.

Please e-mail me to make arrangements to get together. Again, I can only do so for individual California residents who PayPal me $1 BEFORE 5M Pacific Time of April 5th. (Again, my PayPal address : james@rawles.to) Again, use NO MEMO and no gun-related words in the transaction.

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present the first entry for Round 82 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The more than $12,000 worth of prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A $3000 gift certificate towards a Sol-Ark Solar Generator from Veteran owned Portable Solar LLC. The only EMP Hardened Solar Generator System available to the public.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any one, two, or three day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (an $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Made Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.
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Second Prize:

  1. A Model 175 Series Solar Generator provided by Quantum Harvest LLC (a $439 value),
  2. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  3. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, which have a combined retail value of $589,
  4. A Three-Day Deluxe Emergency Kit from Emergency Essentials (a $190 value),
  5. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from www.TOUGHGRID.com (a $240 value).
  6. An assortment of products along with a one hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  2. A large handmade clothes drying rack, a washboard, and a Homesteading for Beginners DVD, all courtesy of The Homestead Store, with a combined value of $206,
  3. Expanded sets of both washable feminine pads and liners, donated by Naturally Cozy (a $185 retail value),
  4. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  5. Mayflower Trading is donating a $200 gift certificate for homesteading appliances.

Round 82 ends on May 31st, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.



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