The Shooter’s Log Top 16 ‘Scariest’ Posts

A zombie horde is highly unlikely.

“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.

Horror Movie Weapons

Cold Steel Latin Machete
Cold Steel Latin Machete

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.

Where did zombies come from, and why should I care?

military zombie
Some may scoff at the idea of a zombie apocalypse, but could something very zombie-like be a reality?

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.

Will the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban be reinstated?

Senator Dianne Feinstein holding an AR-15
Senator Dianne Feinstein said these weapons are not for hunting deer – they’re for hunting people.

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.

Obama Signs Executive Order Banning AK-47s

That one time…when Obama sanctioned Kalashnikov Concern products, effectively banning Izhmash AK-47s and Saiga rifles and shotguns indefinitely…

Obama Seeks to Link Gun Control to Government Benefits

“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.

Jade Helm 15—What if martial law was a reality?

Hurricane Katrina survivors
Do your preps include a plan on what you and your family will do during Martial Law? (Photo taken during Hurricane Katrina)

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:

How to Prep for Ebola

fully-protected doctors carry a sick woman
The CDC suspects that a severe pandemic could take more than 2 million lives.

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:

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.

For more on zombies, click here. For more on gun control, click here.

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.


Photo cred: Mr8Manhattan

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Comments (4)

  1. I think the thing that scares me the most, is the ignorant individual who posted the nonsense about the VA taking guns away from veterans. I’m a federal police officer for the VA and no such action has ever been persued. Now, have social workers questioned the safety of veterans with guns who state they want to kill themselves and HAVE a MEANS to do it by their weapon, sure, but have they EVER confiscated guns….no. I’ve learned that there’s usually 2 sides of a story, and im sick and tired of how many people keep stomping on the name of the Veterans Affairs Dept, we take pride in taking care of the ones and loved ones, who bore the battle, nothing in this world is perfect, and yes, we have our flaws but at least were taking care of them, what are you doing for your part?

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