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The Ultimate Guide to Gun Control

Gun control has elicited a heated debate in the country over the last two decades. Before the gun control laws were passed in the 90’s only a handful of people understood the pros and cons of having guns among civilian populations.

This guide intends to highlight what you can do about gun control and why we might need it.

What is Gun Control?

Gun control, is the set policies and laws to control the production, sale, purchase, modification, and use of firearms by civilians. As any other controversial issue, the facts tend to get twisted, making it difficult to separate facts and fiction. In some instances, the phrase is used to cover correlated matters such as limits on some types of ammunition or weapon technology.


The state of gun control today

Federal law limits certain individuals from owning firearms: those with criminal records, mental illness, drug addicts, veterans who left the military with dishonorable charges, and immigrants without legal status. Further, Federal law requires gun dealers to conduct comprehensive background checks to see if a client is prohibited from owning a firearm.

On the ground, however, there seems to be minimal enforcement of these laws based on the devastating mass shootings we have witnessed so far. These indiscriminate shootings have affected even learning institutions. For example the Florida school shooting that claimed seventeen lives.

Recommended: 5 Guns to Guarantee Your Survival No Matter What The Situation!

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution

The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Such language has created considerable debate regarding the Amendment’s intended scope.

 

Recommended:  United States Bill of Rights

What you can do about control

Gun control requires a collective effort for it to be a success and reduce mass shootings around the country. However, at an individual level you can get involved in the push for a safer country. Here is what you can do;

Support anti-gun violence campaigns
Anti-gun violence campaigns seek to sensitize the masses about the effects of gun violence have been launched countrywide. These campaigns afford you the opportunity to have your voice heard. If there is one such movement in your neighborhood, you can sign up.

Educate yourself about gun safety
Given the current state of affairs, it is vital to educate yourself and your family about gun safety. You can start by learning the basic first aid tips for someone who has been shot. Also, get to learn how to react in emergency situations for example when there is a shooting.

 

 

Know the laws governing gun control
Getting to know gun control laws will enable you to know who shouldn’t and who should harbor a firearm. With the basics of the law at your fingertips, you can report any suspicious gun holders to the authorities. This way you can help alleviate a possible shooting.

Engage your congressman
There are several legislation today meant to abolish gun control laws. If you are against such legislation, you can make your voice heard by calling your congressman and urging them to vote against the bills. This might seem like a long shot, but it is always worth a try for a safer America.

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Why we need gun control?

General safety
According to mass shootings tracker, there were 427 cases of mass shootings in 2017 alone. Schools have also been affected despite them being gun free zones. With such compelling statistics, it only makes sense that gun control laws are implemented fully, and stricter measures added.

Also, with gun control, it is easier for the police to distinguish assailants from victims during a mass shooting. Otherwise, if all civilians attempt to protect themselves, the police find it hard to tell apart the gunmen and innocent civilians.

Anti-gun control laws will lead to more guns
Proponents of the anti-gun control laws forget that this will facilitate gun ownership among civilians. Whereas this is seen as a strategy to enable people to protect themselves, the opposite is bound to happen: With more people harboring firearms, isolated incidences of shootings will increase.

Recommended: Tips For First Time Gun Buyers

Strict gun control measures have succeeded overseas
Strict gun control measures have succeeded elsewhere in a bid to curb indiscriminate shootings. For example in Australia, after the government banned all semi-automatic rifles, gun violence declined by a great deal.

Whereas results may vary from country to country, the general observation is that gun control facilitates a safer society. As such, it makes sense to implement stricter gun control measures in the country.

Gun control has also completely failed overseas…

 

As the gun control debate picks momentum, it is vital to remember that at the end of the day we are all on the same side. We all want a safer society for our children, our parents, our friends and all Americans. Gun control is a logical way to achieve this and create a safer country where every individual can pursue their goals without fear.

 

Amazing Herb Kills 98% Of Cancer Cells In Just 16 Hours

Cancers

Consuming thought it’s among the most deadly ailments, finally place and finish and researchers continuously try to look for a remedy to cancers. This plant is some of those remedies also it may destroy as much as 98PERCENT of cancers tissue in only sixteen hrs.
Specifically, based on the studies printed in “Life Science”, artemisinin, a “Sweet wormwood” or “Artemisia Annua” by-product, was utilized in Oriental medication also it may destroy 98PERCENT of lung cancers tissue in under sixteen hrs.

 

 

“In common, our outcomes display that artemisinin halts ‘E2F1′ transcription element and intervenes in damage of lung cancers tissue, indicating it provides a transcribing method based on which artemisinin regulates reproduction cancer-cell growth”

There are many tests performed to date plus they most show that in conjunction with metal, artemisinin may effortlessly ruin cancers, which remove was utilized regarding tens and thousands of decades in Cina, like a remedy for malaria.

Parasite can’t endure within the existence of artemisinine, since it is not poor in metal, and Bio Engineers Holly Lai from Washington’s College were the very first researchers to find out this.

 

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How To Raise Chickens in your backyard for off the grid living

How to raise chickens in your backyard for off the grid living

There are many different chickens. Which ones are best for off grid living

When it comes to living off the grid and finding a sustainable form of food, chickens are one of the cheapest and most sustainable living meats that you can find.

However, not every chicken is the same and there are some chickens which are better for certain purposes where others fall short. Also, creating the space for a chicken can be a bit of a challenge if you have never made a chicken coop/pen.

Do not be discouraged. This article will give you all the information that you need to get started in raising chickens in your backyard for meat and eggs as a way for off grid living.

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Create a Space

The first thing which you will need to do is create a space. Some people would say that you can let your chickens roam free, and to those people I tip my hat. Chickens have a tendency to fight and pick and prod.

Keeping them in a contained area will help you to keep your various types of chickens from killing each other, especially if you have more than one rooster in the bunch.

To create your space you need to calculate that each chicken will take up 10 square feet of walking space. If you are confining the birds to a nesting box they will need to be a minimum of 18 inches per box.  For example:

If Old McDonald has 10 chickens on his farm he needs to have 180” of nesting box (or 15 feet) and at least 100 square feet of space  for them to walk around (a 10 foot by 10 foot area).

Once you have established the area simply put up a chicken wire fence for that area ensuring that you give space around the nesting boxes. You will want to make sure that you get a grade of chicken wire that will not allow snakes to get in or for the chickens to get their heads stuck. When putting up your fence it is advised that you make it a minimum of 6 feet.

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To keep your  chickens from flying out or climbing over the fence consider putting PVC arched over the top of the fence topped with a hardwire cloth.

Cut access doors behind each nesting box (attached with a simple bolt lock) to allow for quick and easy collecting of eggs

Elevate the chicken coop 12 inches to minimize snakes and vermin from getting in. Put moth balls under the coop to keep snakes away

Make sure that you have plenty of ventilation on the nesting box area/coop. Even though it may be the fall or winter season, birds need air just as much as we do.

If you have a chicken coop already, do not try to introduce chicks into the coop with the older chickens. Instead pick one hen to act as an adoptive mother for the chick and separate them until they have bonded. In a lot of cases chickens will attack an outside bird to protect their young. However, if a hen adopts it in the chances of its survival are greater.

Which Chickens should I buy?

You should note that there are several different kinds of chickens available. However, I prefer to stay within three very broad categories when discussing chickens.

You have fertile chickens (which lay eggs with yokes), non-fertile chickens (meaning they lay eggs but they will never produce any more chickens), and then you have poultry chickens (chickens raised for eating).

Of course you will need to have a rooster if you want eggs. Only have one rooster per coop or you will have fighting and problems.

As a survivalist, you will want to have chickens that lay fertile eggs. This will give you the option of eating the eggs or keeping some around for future chickens.

Keep in mind that if you get a fertile group of chickens that you will need to collect eggs every day and maintain your overall population of chickens. You do not want to have an overabundance as they will die quicker.

Poultry chickens live about 9 weeks and are ready to eat. They are different from regular chickens in that they grow exceptionally fast. Their bodies resemble softballs, and they tend to stay in one place.

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They are a little bit nastier than the other chickens and have a tendency to stink of fecal matter if not kept cleaned consistently. You MUST harvest poultry chickens by the 9th week or you will be at risk of having the bird just kill over (obesity will kill them dead at about 9 to 10 weeks).

Considerations

A survivalist has to eat, true. However, your chickens will also need to eat. Ensure that you have enough seed (corn) put aside so that you can feed your chickens without causing a strain on your food supply.

If you are in the process of prepping consider stocking up on some chicken feed for the first few months in order to grow your own supply of food for your chickens.

As you will be raising your chickens in your backyard, you will need to ensure that you have a way in which to secure your food supply. Because the chicken fence is made of thin material, it is a target for easy access from those seeking food. When you are not able to attend to (or at least keep an eye out for trespassers on your property) keep the chickens locked up in the chicken coop.

If you need help in getting your chicken coop started, you are advised to seek out your local feed and seed store or better yet find a local farmer.

Chickens are just one of the ways in which you can become self-sufficient and provide your family with meat and eggs without having to go to the grocery store.

It is just one more step in moving towards being off the grid and prepared for any situation.

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Giant Grouper Inhales Four-Foot Shark [VIDEO]

Watch this grouper inhale a four-foot shark foot in one bite.

Seriously, have you ever seen something eat a shark? We always see videos of shark attacks and everyone has seen the movie, Jaws.

But this blew my mind.

If you’re an avid fisherman, you know that grouper have to swallow their prey because their mouth edges aren’t loaded with teeth.

This video shows the unbelievable inhaling power of a grouper as it swallows a shark.

Watch the video below to see how this small shark is swallowed in one bite.

Yes, we know the footage is a bit shaky…but wouldn’t you be a little shaky and in shock if you watched this happen?

This rare sight was luckily caught on camera and you can see the grouper make one swift motion to attack the shark while it was still hooked by the fisherman.

The grouper’s mouth and gills create an intense sucking power to bring prey in to eat, even from a distance. Did you know grouper use their mouth to swallow sand in order to form their shelters under big rocks, and then jet it out through their gills?

Something else that is crazy about grouper is that their gill muscles are so powerful that it is nearly impossible to pull them out of their cave if they ever feel attacked. They extend the gills and it locks themselves in.

If you’re out in the ocean fishing, you should always have your camera handy because you never know when a grouper might pop out of no where and steal your catch!

3 Aquaponics Instincts to Master – and 2 to Ditch

Anyone who has studied aquaponics would agree that this is the FUTURE.

It doesn’t need fertilizers, pesticides or even herbicides. You effectively eliminate most of the toxins that go into the food we grow in soil, solving the problem of organic and non-organic foods without increasing the costs associated with organic food growth.

Even leaving the quality of the food and its nutritional value aside, it helps us save many of the limited and precious resources we have such as water, land, energy and so on.

Just the fact that you use the same place and resources to farm both fish and vegetables at the same time, you effectively improve your efficiency and reduce costs.

All of these reasons and many more make aquaponics an amazing technology, and a great way to grow our food in a sustainable manner in a world that is deteriorating at an alarming rate.

aquaponics instincts

Besides, just the fact that everything that is commercially being grown is killing us, should be enough to make us install a small aquaponics system and grow some of our own food to ensure that the food you and your family consume doesn’t have anything dangerous.

Here are three aquaponics instincts to master and two you should be able to ditch.

Instincts to Master

1) Fish Stocking

Since there is no particular standard for aquaponics, each system can be slightly different and the environmental conditions can also play a huge factor.

However, there is a guideline that can help most people properly learn about stocking fish. The most widely accepted standard suggests you stock 20 to 25 fish for every 500 liters of grow-bed media in your system for fish farming.

This is based on the assumption that your grow-beds are at least 25 to 30 cm deep.

Ultimately, the quantity of fish you can safely farm in your system depends mostly on the following factors: oxygen levels, water flows, number of plants, feed rates, pumping rates, water temperature and of course the type of fish you opt for.

For beginners, the standard should be as following and then slowly experiment with other suitable methods, which will help you better understand your system.

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2) Oxygenation

Similar to any garden, your aquaponics system also needs oxygen to function in a sustainable manner. Both your plants as well as your fish need optimum levels of oxygen to thrive. If you fail to master this instinct, you will most likely end up with dead fish and withered plants.

Oxygen is used in the process of breaking the toxic ammonia that is present in fish excrement. The ammonia is broken down in to less harmful nitrates and this is the substance that becomes nutrients for the plant.

The water is oxygenated using a process called aeration.  Aeration involves a pump that continuously blows air into the water through a tube.

But the reason you need to master this instinct is because you need to regularly check for oxygenation and if the nitrates are at desirable levels. The better you get at this the better your aquaponics system will perform.

3) Aquaponics pH Management

Managing pH in an aquaponics system is slightly tricky. This is because we have three living things, fish, plants and bacteria, all of which need to be facilitated for the system to thrive.

While the plants tend to thrive in acidic conditions such as low sixes or upper five (pH levels), whereas the fish and bacterial are more inclined towards alkaline based conditions, high sevens to low eights.

Thus, the entire process is a battle, where you need to figure out the best possible compromise for all three of the constituents.

The mineral content found in our water supply is what pushes the pH levels higher. But this is not necessarily a problem because when a new system is created, we have to grow through the process of cycling, which encourages beneficial nitrates to fully establish inside the system, effectively benefiting the plants.

Mastering this will help you understand when you have to push the pH levels down and when to let them increase.

Instincts to Ditch

1) Stop Feeding Your Fish Only Pellets

Yes, it is recommended to use quality aquaculture pellets as feed for your fish but make sure that’s not the only things you’re feeding them.

A lot of people believe that pellets are enough to keep the fish healthy, but you also have to take into account their excrement, which is crucial for the survival of the ecosystem of fish, plant and bacteria.

You will also want to include alternate feeds such as maggots, worms, black soldier fly larvae and any other nutritional bugs you can find.

There are also people who prefer to have a completely closed system, producing all of the feed within the system.

But it is recommended to have external food input as nutrients are constantly removed in the form of food.

Also, remember to remove all uneaten food, as they start to rot and waste oxygen, all the while increasing the ammonia levels.

2) Avoid Growing the Same Vegetables

It only makes sense to grow the things you would like to eat. A lot of people consider that focusing on a few plants will help ensure their quality.

But the fact is you can grow a number of different vegetables together and not hamper their growth. Another extremely important thing to avoid is taking all of the plants out of the system.

You need some plants consuming the nitrates and converting them into nutrients. If you do take all of them out, you risk affecting your fish’s health and eventually causing their death.

The best possible thing you can do is have a broad mix of plants within a single system. Meaning, also have half grown plants, seeds and completely mature plants.

They naturally complement each other but more importantly, you will be able to remove and replace them as the need arises, without worrying about leaving your system empty.

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