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  • US transports portable arms vault from Turkey Incirlik Air base

    04/03/2018 5:10:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 94 replies
    Armenia News - ^ | (4-3-18) 16:01, 03.04.2018 | none stated
    The United States has transported the Armag weapons vault from Turkey’s Incirlik Air base to another facility, YeniSafak reported. According to the source, a 40-ton portable weapons vault was transported to another country via a C-5M Super Galaxy transport aircraft. There has been no official explanation over the transfer yet.
  • America’s Oldest Gun Maker Files For Bankruptcy

    03/27/2018 8:25:39 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 25 replies
    Red Right Videos ^ | March 26, 2018 | Tori McNabb
    Remington Outdoor Company has officially filed for bankruptcy since suffering sales and a lawsuit from the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting. According to reports, Remington plans to hand it all over to its creditors with the hopes of writing off most of their debt. Cerberus Capital Management LP bought Remington for $118 million in 2007, assuming $252 million in debt in the process. Remington was founded in New York in 1816 but is now based out of North Carolina. The company who bought it, Cerberus Capital Management, created a holding company, Freedom Group, who rolled it into other manufacturers it...
  • Comparing America to Israel on gun laws is dishonest – and revealing(Barf alert)

    03/01/2018 2:56:58 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 1st March 2018 | HAVIV RETTIG GUR
    On February 14, a 19-year-old former student at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, walked into the school and opened fire, killing 17 students and teachers and wounding 14 more before his shooting spree was done. It was one of the deadliest shootings of its kind in modern American history. The next morning, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, on a visit to Israel, tweeted, “Just waking up in Israel to news of heartbreaking school shooting in FL; Reminded that Israel pretty much eliminated it by placing highly trained people strategically to spot the one common thread–not the...
  • The PPsH-41 Submachine Gun Makes Me Want to Shout ‘Uraah!’

    12/12/2017 8:12:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The PPsH-41 submachine gun undoubtedly reigns as an icon of the Soviet war machine in World War II, immortalized in combat photographs and in films such as Cross of Iron and The Tin Drum. Like the T-34 tank and the Il-2 Shturmovik attack plane, the “Pepsha” or “Papasha” (“Daddy”) was not only a rugged marvel of mass production, but performed well compared to more expensive contemporaries. Both the Red Army and later the Chinese and North Korean armies would employ the “burp gun” on an unprecedented scale.
  • Seahawks stand for anthem to honor veterans (barf alert)

    11/10/2017 3:03:20 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 53 replies
    King 5 ^ | November 10, 2017 | Travis Pittman
    All Seattle Seahawks players stood for the national anthem with arms locked before their game Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals to honor members of the military. It comes at the start of the NFL's "Salute to Service" weekend in honor of Veterans Day. Defensive end Michael Bennett, who has sat during the anthem for most of the season to highlight racial and social injustice, said the team did it to make it clear that they support the military and veterans, according to NBC Sports play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico.
  • Trump says US will sell billions in arms to South Korea

    09/04/2017 3:04:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Agence France Presse
    US President Donald Trump on Monday told his South Korean counterpart Washington was willing to approve arms sales worth “many billions of dollars” to Seoul following Pyongyang’s test of what it said was a miniaturized hydrogen bomb. President Trump “provided his conceptual approval for the purchase of many billions of dollars’ worth of military weapons and equipment from the United States by South Korea,” said the White House, without providing details of any specific new contracts. The United States sold arms worth nearly $5 billion (Dh18.4 billion) to South Korea between 2010 and 2016, according to an analysis by the...
  • Armed Group Appears at Council to Oppose Statue’s Removal

    08/18/2017 9:13:09 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    Rivard Report ^ | August 16th 2017 | JEFFREY SULLIVAN
    The ongoing controversy surrounding the proposed removal of the Confederate monument in Travis Park was at the center of Wednesday evening’s citizens to be heard session in City Council Chambers. As speakers addressed Council members on the dais inside, about 10 individuals donning kevlar vests and assault rifles stood guard outside. They arrived as escorts for This Is Texas Freedom Force (TITFF) Vice President Brandon Burkhart, who addressed Councilmen Roberto Trevińo (D1) and William “Cruz” Shaw (D2) – authors of the Council Consideration Request to relocate the monument – during his time to speak. “I’m going to address you guys...
  • Police Contradict Terry McAuliffe’s Claim That Protesters Had Weapons ‘Stashed Around City’

    08/16/2017 5:41:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/16/17 | AWR Hawkins
    Virginia State Police on Tuesday contradicted Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) claim that Charlottesville protesters had weapons “stashed around the city.” McAuliffe made the claim about stashed weapons during an interview on DeRay McKesson’s podcast Save the People. Twitter user @nycsouthpaw quoted McAuliffe using the podcast interview to describe protesters, saying, “They had battering rams and we had picked up different weapons that they had stashed around the city.” Yet the very next day–August 15–Virginia State Police countered McAuliffe’s narrative by denying that any weapons caches were discovered during sweeps of the city. Reason’s CJ Ciaramella tweeted: "I just got comment...
  • Trump approves arms supply to Kurdish YPG fighting Islamic State

    05/09/2017 1:28:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    KOM News ^ | 9 May 2017 22:07 CEST | none stated
    Despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump has approved supplying arms to Kurdish YPG fighters to support an operation to retake the Syrian city of Raqqa from Islamic State, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.Ankara views the Kurdish YPG militia fighting within a larger U.S.-backed coalition as the Syrian extension of the Kurdish PKK militant group, which has fought an insurgency in Turkey’s southeast since 1984.There was no immediate reaction from Turkey, whose president, Tayyip Erdogan, is expected to meet Trump later this month.The Pentagon immediately sought to stress that it saw arming the Kurdish forces “as...
  • Trump approves plan to arm SDF (Syrian Democratic Force)

    05/09/2017 1:18:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 20:20 | News Desk
    The US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces as the only force on the ground that can successfully seize Raqqa in the near future. The US President Donald Trump has approved a plan to arm the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces. The Pentagon said the move is significant because it supports the notion that the Syrian Democratic Force is the fighting force that will eventually go in to Raqqa under ISIS occupation since 2014. "The Syrian Democratic Forces, partnered with enabling support from U.S. and coalition forces, are the only force on the...
  • China Spent Decades Trying to Build a Better AK-47: The Type 81 is as close as it got

    04/25/2017 11:53:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 25, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    In the mid-1960s, the Chinese military began to seek a replacement for its assortment of Soviet-licensed small arms, including the Type 56 semi-automatic rifle, the Type 56 assault rifle and the Type 56 light machine gun. The result was the Type 63, first issued in 1968, which combined characteristics of both the SKS and the AK-47. The Type 63, however, failed to meet accuracy expectations and the Chinese military found it unsatisfactory.
  • Woman freed from ISIS captivity wants to join YPJ (Kurd female military)

    04/19/2017 5:38:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News (English) ^ | Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017, 11:43 | HEYSEM MISLIM
    Fatma Ĺžerif from Raqqa, freed from ISIS who used her as a slave for three years, wants to take up arms and join YPJ ranks now. All those freed from ISIS captivity has a story, mostly a painful one. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif is one of those women. Fatma Eli Ĺžerif, mother of three, is a woman from Raqqa. Her husband lost his life 8 years ago. She has been struggling to save her children from ISIS over the past one year. During the latest SDF offensive in the region, the woman and her children have been freed from ISIS. Speaking...
  • Germany rejects arms exports to Turkey

    03/21/2017 8:03:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 March 2017 | none stated
    German national parliament Berlin, Germany (Photo: Jorge Royan). Germany has rejected more requests for arms exports to Turkey during the past 5 months than in five years between 2010 and 2015, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.The sharp increase in rejections, mainly handguns, ammunition and parts needed in weapons production, is due to “the risk of a deployment in the context of internal repression or the Kurdish conflict,” according to a written response by State Secretary Matthias Machnig to a question posed by lawmaker Jan van Aken.“Respect for human rights is a matter of particular importance for arms export...
  • Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say

    03/19/2017 8:17:03 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 Mar 2017
    Trump administration crafting big new arms sales to Taiwan, sources say The Trump administration is crafting a big new arms package for Taiwan that could include advanced rocket systems and anti-ship missiles to defend against China, U.S. officials said, a deal sure to anger Beijing. The package is expected to be significantly larger than one that was shelved at the end of the Obama administration, the officials told Reuters on the eve of a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "The political desire is there to do a substantial sale," one administration official said, adding that...
  • Federal Judges Rewrite the 2nd Amendment

    02/27/2017 9:00:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Michael Shannon
    Ignoring “militia,” “arms” and “shall not infringe” the court sounded more like Chief Justice Oprah Winfrey The most confusing dependent clause in the history of the nation, at least as far as personal liberty goes, is the one that begins the 2nd Amendment to the Bill of Rights. The full text of the amendment 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. To understand what the Founders meant it helps to understand how much the former colonists disliked a standing...
  • Ex-Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘World Is Preparing for War’

    01/27/2017 11:22:31 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 28 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/2017 | Alexander Smith
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Friday that "it all looks as if the world is preparing for war." Gorbachev, who was head of the socialist state when it dissolved in 1991, wrote the comments in an opinion piece for Time magazine. Image: Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev AFP/Getty Images "More troops, tanks and armored personnel carriers are being brought to Europe," the 85-year-old wrote. "NATO and Russian forces and weapons that used to be deployed at a distance are now placed closer to each other, as if to shoot point-blank." The 1990 Nobel Peace Prize-winner added: "Politicians and military leaders...
  • Time to Arrest Hillary

    07/16/2015 2:17:31 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 30 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-16-15 | Joseph Klein
    Clinton's secret arms dealing -- and how it led to disaster in Libya. Hillary Clinton led the charge in the Obama administration to go to war in Libya. Her objective was to overthrow the regime of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. Not one to be deterred by opponents in the Pentagon and Congress to her reckless interventionist plans, Hillary decided to end-run them. Her State Department helped facilitate what Andrew P. Napolitano in his scathing article has called “Hillary’s secret war.” When the secret war began to backfire, as arms ended up in the hands of anti-American jihadists, Hillary Clinton and other...
  • DOJ abruptly drops case against arms dealer who threatened to reveal Clinton's Libya dealings

    10/05/2016 4:42:47 PM PDT · by MrChips · 12 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | October 5, 2016 | Catherine Herridge & Pamela K. Browne
    An arms dealer who had threatened to reveal potantially damaging information about Hillary Clinton's alleged role in arming Islamist militants until federal prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against him Tuesday, told Fox News the case has cost him everything. Federal prosecutors faced a Wednesday deadline to turn over discovery documents to the legal team of American Marc Turi, who had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. Late Tuesday, an announcement came that the government was dropping the case, which was set to go to trial on Nov. 8 – the day American voters choose between Clinton and GOP...
  • Did DoJ drop charges against arms dealer who could sink Clinton?

    10/05/2016 11:27:02 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Department of Justice is dropping charges against an arms dealer who says he can expose Hillary Clinton's role in illegally arming terrorists in Libya. American Marc Turi had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels at a time when it was illegal to do so. An associate of Turi claims that the DoJ was dropping the charges because the revelations about Clinton's Libya policies would sink her campaign.
  • Obama’s Deputies Drop Criminal Charges Against Hillary Clinton-Linked Arms Dealer in Libya

    10/05/2016 9:53:51 AM PDT · by WENDLE · 13 replies ^ | Oct 4, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice has dropped charges against a man who sold weapons which he claimed were supposed to arm the rebels in Libya during Hillary Clinton’s aggressive intervention in that volatile Middle Eastern country. Arms dealer Marc Turi’s lawyers signed the deal to avoid an illegal arms dealing trial, which could have further blown the lid off the U.S. government’s alleged weapons-running operation. Many of the weapons, experts say, were diverted to jihadist insurgents in the Middle East during the so-called “Arab Spring” uprisings.