With yesterday being Election Day 2019 for many state and local races across the country, it means that it is officially less than one year away from Election Day 2020 – November 3rd, 2020.

What can we expect from the next election? At this point, who knows. Will the Left uncover the smoking gun that will lead to Trump’s impeachment? Will the FISA IG report expose the Deep State’s treason against President Trump? Will the economy hold itself together long enough to not shatter Trump’s chances of another four years? Alas, those musings are not for this post.

There are a few things that we DEFINITELY know:

  1. We know that the push for gun control will march ever onward, regardless of who wins.
  2. We know that divisiveness will continue to grow as the chasm between Right and Left expands and the desire for compromise shrinks.
  3. We know that the Far-Left will continue to be active in the streets and in training, whether it is under the cover of a Democratic Administration or in the face of a continued Republican Administration.
  4. We know that the fragility of our system is ever present, from the Just-In-Time supply chain and the chronically underprotected electrical grid to the global threats we face in Russia and China’s expansion and projection of power in South America.
  5. We know that, much like heroin addicts, our financial system is absolutely addicted to its drug – Quantitative Easing and cheap credit – and we know that a system like that cannot survive indefinitely.

We should be redoubling our efforts to get the requisite training we need and to get the supplies that we require. Where should our focus lie? Each person must answer that for themselves, but I can certainly tell you what two of my top priorities are (aside from food, water, medical supplies, and the absolute basics). I choose these priorities not because everything else is less important, but because if the election does not go our way, I think that there will be a vigorous push for gun control and I am afraid that the political defenses we currently have against it will not hold.

Stripped Lowers, Build Kits, and 80% Lowers

Three Palmetto State Armory stripped lowers and one complete lower with a PSA upper (no optic yet).

There is absolutely no reason why everyone should not be stocking AR-15 lowers like they are going out of style. One of the big gun control pushes will always be Assault Weapons Bans, and you should be trying to stock up on AR parts and build kits. I personally buy all of my lowers from Palmetto State Armory, and considering that they often have stripped lowers for $29.99 or $39.99, even people short on cash can buy an extra lower or two to stock away for a rainy day. Pairing that with a AR-15 Build Kit, you have a complete AR rifle for under $350. The days of the $350 AR-15 are numbered, so take advantage while you can. And as NC Scout pointed out yesterday, a “budget” build is all you need to be effective in the field (though in my opinion, Palmetto State far exceeds “budget” and I own enough of their guns to back that up).

There are a number of sites that sell 80% lowers and the requisite tools to finish them, and they have a wealth of resources to help even the most mechanically challenged people (coughcoughMEcoughcough) finish them. I have personally purchased from 5D Tactical, but there are others out there. If possible, pay using cryptocurrencies or even a mailed check. Just keep it off the credit card so that if the financial institutions decided to turn over records, that purchase is made off the books.

Standard Capacity Magazines

The G.I. magazines like these can be had for $7.99 a pop at Palmetto State. The Hex Mag came from GunMagWarehouse.

Another top target of gun controllers is, as we all know, standard capacity magazines.  If the Dems manage to sweep the House + Senate + Presidency, this would probably be order number one in this policy area. Even if they don’t win all three, my question to you is this: do you really expect the spineless GOP in Congress to truly protect your right to own a 30+ round magazine? I’m going to say no. Buy the magazines now in large quantities. GunMagWarehouse has a huge selection of magazines and occasionally has insane deals (I recently bought twenty 9-round Glock 43 magazines from them at $5.99 a pop despite the fact I don’t even own a Glock 43). They are especially useful for those, like me, in states that have magazine restrictions because they have a large selection of magazines in 15, 10 or 5 round increments like PMags and HexMags (my two preferred choices). Palmetto State also occasionally has both 30 round PMags and GI Aluminum magazines at $8.99 or even $7.99 a magazine – sometimes even with free shipping on 10+! They also occasionally pair cases of ammo with ten PMags at a price where you are basically getting the magazines for damn near zero. If you think you have enough, you don’t.

Time to Wake Up

Now is the time to wake up out of your Trump Slump slumber and repurpose and rededicate yourself to your prepping. Prepping should not be a chore. It should be a lifestyle. Resiliency should be ingrained into our being and our daily lives. When I pray before bed every night, I ask God for two things: Discernment, and Discipline. I personally know that He has a plan for me, and I ask Him to show me what He wants me to do. Then, I pray for the discipline to get the job done. Now is the time for all of use to discern our paths forward, and to go down our paths with the utmost discipline.

Tempus Fugit.

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