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, there is an emphasis on anti-gun legislation at the state level. Whilst fighting gun legislation at the federal level, don’t lose track of the attacks at the state level! The following is just a sampling. Mikey Bloomberg has unleashed his war chest. Keep a close eye on legislation in your own state, and write your legislators –both State and Federal–frequently!
Illinois: State Gun Dealer Licensing
Reader DSV suggested this: Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs Gun Dealer Licensing Bill. This is a horrible legislation that will drive most of the few remaining Mom and Pop dealers out of business. I recommend that freedom-loving folks living in the Land of Lincoln make plans to bail out of that state, soon!Oregon
More Proposed Gun Laws in Oregon
Here is a summary of what is happening Oregon: Gun control bills up for debate in Oregon’s 2019 legislative session. Not content with New Jersey’s precedent of tightening the screws down from 15 rounds to 10 rounds, in Oregon, the Democrats are demanding a magazine limit of 5 rounds!
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Here is a full list of the pending bills, at the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) web site: 2019 Firearms Legislation. By the way, I strongly encourage all SurvivalBlog readers who live in Oregon to join the OFF.
Meanwhile, In Minnesota
A reader in St, Paul sent this link: Minnesota Governor Offers Support For Background Checks, Red Flag Laws.
Here is a snippet: “Hours after being sworn in as Minnesota’s 41st governor, Tim Walz reiterated his support for a pair of gun control bills favored by Democratic lawmakers. At a news conference before a reception in the Capitol Rotunda celebrating his inauguration, Walz said smart gun laws can protect people from violence without infringing on Second Amendment rights.”
JWR’s Comment: Every infringement on the Second Amendment is unconstitutional–period!
New Mexico Governor Promises Restrictions
I spotted this over at the conservative FreeZoxee Friends social media web site: this: New Mexico: Governor Lujan Grisham Highlights Gun Control In Opening Day Speech.
California’s New Laws
A quick web search turned up this news: New California laws going into effect in 2019, from constricting gun owners to wildfire prevention, and California Ammo Law Coming in 2019! – Get Ready. JWR’s Comment: A law requiring a background check before every ammunition purchase is absolutely absurd. California’s legislators are simply destroying firearms freedom!
Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Currently in the Florida Legislature
Reader DSV suggested this: Here’s a List of All the Pro- and Anti-Gun Bills Currently in the Florida Legislature. Of particular concern is a planned ban on private party gun transfers: “HB 135 – Transfers of Firearms: Requires transfers of firearms when neither party is licensed dealer to be conducted through licensed dealer & requires processing by licensed dealer.”
Wisconsin Red Flag Confiscation
Good News From Virginia
Here is this, by way of the FreeZoxee Friends social media web site: Gun-Confiscation Plan Backed by Va. Gov Defeated in House, Awaits Vote in Senate. Good news, but remain vigilant!
Washington Legislature Hearings on Anti-Gun Bills
Peter sent us this from the NRA-ILA: Washington: Committee Hearings Scheduled on Anti-Gun Bills. There is quiet a laundry list of new bills. Anyone living in Washington should read this and contact their legislators! Sadly, several of these bills may become law, unless there is an uproar.
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