LTC/CHL Class on April 9
The next LTC/CHL class with space is on April 9. Go here for more info. Speculation about what will happen in the courts to Second Amendment issues now that Justice Scalia has passed will no doubt fuel more interest in the course and gun purchases.
Take a look at this piece in USA Today from December 2015. Gun sales have risen steadily since 2005 with a noticeable change in trajectory during the financial crisis of 2008.
Meanwhile, open carry in Texas has come in with anything but a bang. Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson: "I said before this became law that I thought it was going to be much ado about nothing but I didn’t know it was going to be this much nothing.”
El Nino - where you at?
El Nino is predicted to weaken and usher in his kid sister, La Nina, sometime this fall. This means drier than normal in the southern half of the U.S.
Suffice it to say that we didn't get the below average temps and above average rainfall were were expecting here in Texas, but El Nino is credited with much of the rain we received in 2015 here in Texas. The bad news is that we may be transitioning back into a drought in the Lone Star state.
What is our take away from all of this? If we are working on our preparedness efforts, we need to be thinking about weather extremes in our planning. It's not like we get to vote between El Nino and La Nina. Although I'd love to see the political ads and debates between those two candidates.
Upcoming Preparedness Workshops and Seminars
I'm very excited to tell you that I am working with a friend to create some additional preparedness workshops and seminars in the Austin area for the second half of 2016. These are showing a lot of promise, with events being targeted at both beginning preppers as well as experienced ones.
I will have more information on these events in the coming weeks. I hope you'll plan on checking out these course offerings.
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