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Opinion

Stand Your Ground Laws in Various States

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Anyone even tangentially interested in guns, gun control and self-defense has likely heard much fevered discussion and clutching of pearls over the “Stand Your Ground Law” that seems to be sweeping the nation. Gun advocates cheer for it, and cite it as the chief defense of citizens’ use of force in response to an attack. Detractors label them “shoot first…

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Opinion

Preppers versus Survivalists: What’s the Difference?

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When it comes to the world of prepping and survival, there are a lot of different strategies and concepts to learn. Although often used interchangeably by beginners, this article will primarily discuss preppers versus survivalists: what’s the difference? In order to do that, we’ll first define each term as we see it and provide some examples of each type throughout…

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Opinion

How the Mainstream Media Makes Preppers Look Bad

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If you were to move away from the circles you normally run in and ask Joe and Jane Public on the street what they thought of preppers and prepping, you’d likely get some responses that will sting your ego, if you care about such things. Their opinions would range from lighthearted mockery to outright character assassination and perhaps even fearful…

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Opinion

Should You Trust or Count on the Police Post SHTF?

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It is easy to imagine a post-SHTF scenario entailing a mass of terrorized people fleeing the confines of city and society into the relatively untouched wilderness, turning existence into something between “The Call of the Wild” and “Lord of the Flies.” Man vs. Nature, with the occasional bad guy marauder or mugger to be dealt with. The truth for many…

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Guns, Opinion

Where is Gun Control Heading Next?

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Ah, gun control. If there was ever a beat-the-undead-horse political activism trope, it would definitely be gun control. The apple of their eye pie in the sky cause that unites all the fractious, cannibalistic Leftist rabble-rousers and elites from the poo-caked hills of San Francisco to the gleaming skyscraper turned supervillian lairs of New York City. Thanks to the election…

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Opinion

Is the Prospect of World War III just a Big Lie?

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World War III. The Big One. The (Presumed) End of Life as We Know It. There is no other prospective event that so captures the imaginations the public at large. The military plans and practices for it. Politicians bloviate about it. Hollywood churns out movies about it. Authors and game designers craft intricate narratives about it, sparing no detail in…

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Opinion

The New American Dream

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The American Dream. That one fixed point on the horizon of possibility that all Americans, native-born and immigrant could believe in, and strive for. Though it looks a little different for all of us, you’ll see the same threads for everyone that yearns for it- soil, family, peace, plenty. For those of us who value self-sufficiency and privacy, we often…

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Opinion

Normalcy Bias. Will You Underestimate the next Disaster?

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If you have ever watched a crisis unfold, in person, or perhaps some recorded footage, you have probably noticed a few people involved in the proceedings acting very nonplussed about the whole affair, even if they are moments or millimeters from death. You ever wonder why? Do they have ice water in their veins? Do they just not care, or…

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