“I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I’ll go for the gross-out. I’m not proud. ” – Stephen King Danse Macabre
To celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, the Shooter’s Log revisits its top 16 scariest posts—from gun control to pandemics. The following posts from years past highlight real threats to our Second Amendment rights and life as we know it, as well as our writers having a bit of fun with the zombie craze.
There’s this silly thing about horror movies—the bad guy doesn’t have to be fast to catch up, young women are always wondering off by themselves and no one ever has a gun! From chainsaws to machetes, this list written by a Shooter’s Log contributor and horror movie fan details the different recurring and classic horror movie weapons that show up in the grossly popular genre. Click here to read more.
In 2011, zombies were everywhere. They reached a level in pop culture popularity that crossed over every subculture, social group and lifestyle. It was a huge moneymaking industry—television shows (The Walking Dead became the most watched cable TV show in history.), video games, movies, and plenty of zombie-related swag to go with it. Even Sears and the CDC cashed in. Since then, we’ve experienced the weird, frightening zombie-like reactions to ‘bath salts,’ a global Ebola scare, and a public who have blindly jumped a board the gun control train.
Some may scoff at the idea of a zombie apocalypse, but could something very zombie-like be a reality? Read, “Where did zombies come from, and why should I care?” to draw your own conclusions.
Even though “Will the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban be reinstated?” was written three years ago, no other time has it been more relevant than now. With the leading contenders for Democratic Presidential Candidate taking a no holds barred approach to gun control, in 2016, we could be facing not just the assault weapons ban part deux, but a full-on gun confiscation…especially if Hillary Clinton were to get her way.
That one time…when Obama sanctioned Kalashnikov Concern products, effectively banning Izhmash AK-47s and Saiga rifles and shotguns indefinitely…
“No one is coming for your guns,” they said. “No body wants to take away your guns,” they said. But, only until they actually do…
Not too long ago, VA inspectors were sent out to confiscate guns from veterans who receive Social Security benefits, and have someone other themselves handle their finances.
Fortunately, for all gun owners, the Obama Administration’s plan to get the Social Security Administration involved in expanded background checks didn’t get very far. However, this is how it all started. Click here to read more.
Tin foil hat conspiracy or the real deal? Now that the Jade Helm 15 military exercise is “officially” over (that we know of), it is safe to say that none of us ended up in FEMA camps. However, is it crazy to practice and prepare for martial law? Nothings impossible.
In “Jade Helm 15—what if martial law was a reality?” our preparedness blogger asks some difficult questions. Perhaps prepping for a natural disaster or economic collapse isn’t enough.
More scary end-of-the-world scenarios:
- The Only Thing You Need to Survive an EMP
- What Will Happen December 21, 2012?
- How to Prepare For an Asteroid Impact September 2015
- The Essential Preppers Guide to Long Term Survival
Ebola scared us…and rightly so. It spreads easily without any noticeable symptoms on its onset and causes pain, vomiting, fever and horrific “unexplained bleeding.” Over 5,000 people died from Ebola during its largest epidemic in history in 2014. Twenty-four Americans were diagnosed with Ebola—two of them caught the virus locally. There was a little bit of hysteria when Thomas Eric Duncan tested positive for Ebola in Dallas, Texas. Doctors warned us that Ebola would make it to America. And it did. However, ends up we didn’t have that much to worry about. Keep calm and read “How to Prep for Ebola.”
Here are four more articles that describe scary pandemic and epidemic events:
- ER Doctor: What Scares Me Even More than Ebola
- Survival 101: Survive a Pandemic
- Preparing for Bioterrorism
- How to Prepare for an Ebola Outbreak
Number One Scariest Story: Obama to Outlaw .223 Ammunition (M855) Through Executive Action
I think this was by far the most terrifying blog post published in Shooter’s Log history. It was the first real time it seemed like President Obama was going to truly rule on gun control through executive action by asking the BATFE to change its ammo definition of “sporting purpose.” What it boiled down to, is these changes would have banned M855 5.56mm NATO ammo—an extremely common practice round for the AR-15. The scariest part of the changes would have made any exemptions for ammo in the future almost impossible. Would have, because the ban never happened. In this case, 2A supporters and gun owners raised their voices loud enough to be heard and put a stop to it. Click here to read more.
What has scared you the most this year? Or maybe you fear the future. Tell us what keeps you up at night in the comment section.
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