Dear Preppers and Survivalists,
|Graves of Polish Milita (ca 2013)|
How's it going at work?
Heard anything interesting?
In 1994, then President Clinton signed the 1994 Crime Bill, which included the Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act. This act prohibited the manufacture of 30 and 20 round magazines and certain semiautomatic firearms for citizen's general use.
Long before that, in the early '80s, I had been building up my supply of magazines. During that time, I was able to purchase new, in the wrapper, M-14 magazines at ... $9.99 for two magazines in a U.S. military canvas magazine pouch.
Also, during the mid-'80s, I started purchasing M-16 magazines. I forgot what I paid for them, but I remember, they were cheap.
Fast forward a decade, these same magazines became unavailable. That's right, the places that use to be flush with new surplus magazines, like Sarco, Numrich, and others had nothing.
If they did have magazines, those magazines were quickly bought by others then resold for a tidy profit.
The same thing happened to semiautomatic rifles. The AR-15 series rifle and several others quickly increased in price. I remember seeing formerly $700 rifles going for $1,000, $1,200, and even $1,400 because they were no longer available new to the general citizen.
I'm sorry that I have been harping on this.
If you and your family don't have your firearm and ammunition situation squared away, you might not be able to afford, much less buy, a SKS, AK-47 series, AR-15 series, HK-91 type, FN-FAL, M1A or other type of semiautomatic rifle.
Don't get complacent because
We have to learn from history. We can't hide our heads in the sand and expect these tough times to go away. They won't, so you and your family need to prepare.
If they do, these Democrat and some Republican politicians have won another battle because they have made it harder for new shooters to acquire a semiautomatic firearm, magazines, and probably ammunition.
You folks that compete in metallic silhouette shootings competitions, local church turkey shoots, coyote, groundhog, dove, Mule Deer, and any other hunting; they are coming for your firearms, too.
What to Do
If you are a typical firearms owner, in these United States, you're O.K.
You own at least eight firearms, but if you don't, ...
First, buy two concealable handguns, one for you and one for your significant other; wife, girl friend, lover, partner. I suggest a .357 magnum revolver. These firearms can shoot .38 Special and .357 magnum cartridges. They are simple to operate and don't require expensive magazines.
If you disagree and purchase a Glock 19, a Smith & Wesson M&P 40, a Springfield Armory 1911 series, a Ruger LC9, or any other pistol ... that's fine.
I want you to be able to protect yourself and your family at home and when you're away from home.
Remember, a concealable handgun.
As Elmer Keith said, and I'm paraphrasing, ...
A Model 10 revolver is the best firearm because you can sneak up on a soldier, take his rifle, machinegun, Jeep, and even his uniform.
Second, you need ammunition, about 100 rounds. More would be better, say 500 cartridges for each handgun.
And magazines, if you purchase a pistol. Five should do it, for now.
Next, you need a rifle. I use to believe and still do the SKS rifle is the almost perfect rifle. It's short, handy, and doesn't use expensive magazines, but they are getting expensive.
An AR-15 series rifle is next. Yes, you need two, one for you and one for your partner. Don't spend a lot of money, so try to stay in the $600 to $800 range.
Fourth, you need ammunition. 100 cartridges works, for now, with having 500 rounds being better. For each rifle.
And magazines, if you purchase a semiautomatic rifle. Say at least five with ten being better.
I have to stop, for now. I have to go to work to hear other interesting stuff.