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  • Beretta Celebrates 500 Years of Firearm Manufacturing

    10/14/2016 10:38:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    The October 2016 edition of Maxim celebrates Beretta’s 500th year of firearm manufacturing. Known among twenty-first century hunters for its shotguns and among concealed carry permit holders for its compact, potent pistols like the PX4 Storm, the Italian gun maker has a rich heritage that includes “crafting guns for everyone from Napoleon and Winston Churchill to Ernest Hemingway and James Bond.”
  • Beretta is opening new gun factory in Tennessee

    04/12/2016 3:54:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aaron Smith
    Gun maker Beretta USA is opening a new factory on Friday, the culmination of generous land and tax offers in Tennessee and restrictive gun laws at its old Maryland location. Beretta USA is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at the recently built facility in Gallatin, Tennessee, on April 15, having moved all manufacturing from Maryland. The new factory is 160,000 square feet, compared to 115,000 square feet if left behind, said Gabriele de Plano, vice president of defense marketing and operations for Beretta USA. "We've got plenty of space to expand as well," he said.
  • U.S. Army wants a new gun

    12/04/2014 8:47:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | Dec. 4, 2014 | Aaron Smith
    After about 30 years of using the Beretta as the primary sidearm pistol for the U.S. military, the Pentagon is seeking a new gun contract. For gun manufacturers, this kind of a contract is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While the Beretta lasted three decades, the U.S. military's first semiautomatic standard-issue sidearm, the M1911 from Colt, lasted nearly 90 years. It was issued during the U.S. war in the Philippines through the World Wars to Vietnam and beyond.
  • U.S. Army Saying "Ciao" to Italy's M9 Beretta -- but What Will Replace It?

    08/03/2014 9:04:43 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 102 replies ^ | 8-2-14 | Motley Fool
    Dumping Beretta Last month, the Army announced plans for an "industry day" at which gun manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson , Sturm, Ruger , Colt, and Glock would be invited to show their wares and compete for a new contract. Its objective: to replace the M9 Beretta semiautomatic pistol. The U.S. Army holds more than 200,000 M9 Berettas in its inventory. If it proceeds with plans to use a new handgun, tentatively monikered the "Modular Handgun System," all of these M9s could soon be replaced. In fact, reported that if other armed services follow the Army's lead, one...
  • Beretta leaves Maryland over gun laws, heads for Tennessee

    07/22/2014 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/22/14 | David Sherfinski
    Citing Maryland’s recently enacted firearm laws and the prospect of more restrictions, the U.S. arm of legendary Italian gunmaker Beretta announced Tuesday that it would move its manufacturing operations to Tennessee next year. The move makes Beretta the latest maker of guns or ammunition to move all or part of its operations to another state because of tightened gun control laws. General Manager Jeff Cooper said an early version of a statute passed last year by the Maryland state Senate would have prohibited the company from manufacturing or storing products in the state. “While we were able in the Maryland...
  • Beretta: Gun Law Forcing Move Out Of Maryland

    07/22/2014 8:55:22 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies
    AP ^ | July 22, 2014 | N/A
    Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The well-known gun maker said it will move to a new production facility it is building in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin that is set to open in mid-2015. Beretta general manager Jeff Cooper said that a sweeping gun-control measure that was passed last year initially contained provisions that would have prohibited the Italian gun maker from being able to produce, store or even import into Maryland the...
  • Beretta USA Announces Decision To Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee

    07/22/2014 2:43:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff
    Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/03/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 227 replies ^ | July 03, 2014 | By Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army's inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols and several thousand M11 9mm pistols with one that has greater accuracy, lethality, reliability and durability, according to Daryl Easlick, a project officer with the Army's Maneuver Center of...
  • GLOCK 42 vs The World [video only]

    02/24/2014 8:43:52 AM PST · by servo1969 · 39 replies ^ | 2-23-2014 | Iraqveteran8888
    Even if you are not shopping for a Glock 42, this is still an excellent comparison of many single stack pistols on the market. There are almost an overwhelming number of options for a .380 or 9mm concealed carry weapon. Hopefully this video helped you glean some information.
  • Ugo Beretta: Maryland Disrespects Us And Gun Owners

    02/21/2014 4:46:34 AM PST · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2-4-2014 | Ugo Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though. In return for our investment in jobs, facilities and assistance to the local economy, we ask for respect and a supportive business climate. We deserve such respect. We make the standard sidearm for the...
  • BERETTA: Maryland disrespects us and gun owners, so we expand in Tennessee

    02/05/2014 8:00:24 PM PST · by correctthought · 30 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Ugo Gussalli Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though.
  • Beretta USA Chooses Tennessee for New Factory

    01/30/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 1/29/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 29th, Beretta USA officials joined with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam (R) to announce the firearm manufacturer will be opening its new plant in Gallatin, TN. Beretta had been looking for a location for its new facility after deciding to leave Maryland over the draconian gun laws that state implemented in spring 2013.
  • Beretta doesn’t bluff: Moving production to Tennessee

    01/30/2014 7:07:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 62 replies
    Guns Save ^ | Jan 29, 2014
    Beretta doesn’t bluff: Moving production to Tennessee Beretta told Maryland’s state legislature that passage of anti-gun bills early last year would force the company to re-think their plans for growth and expansion in Governor Martin O’Malley’s state. “Berettas don’t bluff,” the Old Line State lawmakers were told. The legislature passed a whole new raft of gun restrictions anyway. Well, not only did Beretta cancel plans for growth and expansion in anti-gun Maryland, they announced their intention to move the whole kit and caboodle to Tennessee later this year. (The Tennesseean) – Beretta, one of the world’s leading gun manufacturers, will...
  • Beretta USA Plans $45 Million Manufacturing Plant-Research Center In Gallatin, Tennessee

    01/29/2014 3:52:47 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Area Development Online ^ | 1/29/2014 | Unknown
    A global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, Beretta USA will invest $45 million to expand its U.S. operations by building a firearms manufacturing plant and research and development facility in the Gallatin, Tennessee, Industrial Park. The firm expects to create 300 jobs. “From the moment when we started to consider a location outside of the State of Maryland for our manufacturing expansion, Governor Haslam and his economic development team did an excellent job demonstrating the benefits of doing business in Tennessee. We are convinced we could find no better place than Tennessee to establish our new manufacturing enterprise....
  • Beretta won’t move [from Maryland] to Virginia due to Terry McAuliffe’s gun-control agenda

    12/23/2013 4:27:30 PM PST · by HokieMom · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, December 23, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Beretta has eliminated Virginia from its short list of states to move its company because anti-gun Democrat Terry McAuliffe was elected governor. The firearms manufacturer made the decision to scratch Virginia off the list after the McAuliffe campaign fixated on restricting gun owners’ rights after receiving over $1 million in campaign donations from billionaire New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. “The anti-gun ads that McAuliffe ran in northern Virginia were particularly offensive,” Jeff Reh, general counsel of Beretta USA, told me in an interview. “And the fact that he could gain a voting advantage by doing so caused us additional...
  • Gov. Rick Perry slammed as “callous” for gun factory visit so soon after Navy Yard rampage

    09/18/2013 2:10:57 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies ^ | September 18, 2013 | Todd J. Gillman
    BETHESDA, Md. — A pro-gun control group has slammed Texas Gov. Rick Perry for “inappropriate timing,” calling it “callous” for him to visit a Beretta USA gun factory just two days after a mass shooting left a dozen innocent people dead at the nearby Washington Navy Yard. “It’s callous that Gov. Perry… would show so little sensitivity,” to victims the Navy Yard rampage, said Jenifer Pauliukonis, Maryland head of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Listen, there’s always anti-gun individuals,” Perry responded, asked about the criticism after meeting with business leaders and top Maryland Republicans at Morton’s steakhouse...
  • MILLER: Maryland Gov. O’Malley may be smiling over gun-control law, but last laugh is on him

    05/16/2013 12:08:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | Emily Miller
    Maryland citizens had their Second Amendments rights infringed on Thursday when Gov. Martin O’Malley signed more gun control into law. Mr. O’Malley became the third liberal governor this year — after New York and Connecticut — to ram through pointless laws that will do nothing to reduce crime by exploiting the Newtown tragedy. However, Mr. O’Malley’s scheme was secretly watered down a little before it became law. The governor was fixated on banning “assault weapons,” even though only two people were murdered by rifles of any type in Maryland in 2011. However, O’Malley’s “assault weapons” is less stringent than the...
  • (EDITORIAL) After Restrictive Legislation in Maryland, What’s Next for Beretta?

    03/12/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 36 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Mar. 12, 2013 | David Higginbotham
    In the 1980s, Maryland looked like a logical place for Beretta USA to do business. When the 500 year old Italian company began establishing their American made brand image, they found the Old Line State most hospitable. D.C. is a short drive north. Virginia, with its federal agencies and long sporting traditions, is close on the western and southern borders. Beretta chose Accokeek, a area ripe for expansion with a readily available work force and a history of firearms production. Beretta USA’s presence in the southern part of the state has been an economic boon for the local residents. Beretta...
  • Woman Stops Grizzly Attack With .25 Cal Pistol

    03/08/2013 8:55:42 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 24 replies ^ | 3/8/2012 | Unknown
    This is a story of self control and marksmanship with an itsy bitsy shooter by a woman against a fierce predator. What is the smallest caliber you trust to protect yourself? The Beretta Jetfire:
  • Beretta considers leaving Maryland as O'Malley pushes tougher gun laws

    02/27/2013 1:19:20 PM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 12 replies ^ | 02/27/2012
    One of the world’s biggest gun makers is threatening to move its Maryland manufacturing plant – along with roughly 400 jobs – as Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley pushes one of the most ambitious gun-control agendas in the country. Beretta USA executives have grown weary of the state’s attitude on guns and reportedly have backed up their threat by pointing out the company moved a warehouse to neighboring Virginia in 1990 when Maryland previously tightened gun laws. Republicans, who largely oppose the new legislation, are warning about the economic impact of Beretta's threats. “We are pushing a legitimate manufacturer and good...
  • Beretta May Leave Maryland Because of Gun Ban

    02/26/2013 3:39:44 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 2/25/2013 | William Bigelow
    Beretta USA in Maryland is thinking of pulling up stakes and moving out of the state because of pending assault-weapons ban legislation. Beretta USA is a division of Beretta, the 500-year-old family owned company which won a contract in 1985 to become the standard sidearm of all U.S. servicemen, replacing the Colt 45. Gov. Martin O’Malley has offered a bill that would ban assault rifles and magazines with more than 10 bullets, meaning Beretta’s famous 9mm pistol, which has a 13 bullet magazine, would be banned. New sidearms that possessed “military features” would also be included, which means Beretta’s semiautomatic...
  • WaPo: Beretta starting to look at moving out of Maryland after gun-control push

    02/25/2013 1:28:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/25/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I linked to a Christian Science Monitor report that the firearms industry had begun to organize in opposition to the recent push for increased gun control, but that the major manufacturers had not yet committed themselves. That situation has changed, reports the Washington Post, at least in Maryland, where Beretta makes it home --- at least for now. The company has begun considering a relocation of its headquarters to a state where its product hasn't been made illegal, and may take hundreds of jobs with them: Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James BondÂ’s...
  • Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate (may leave the People's Republic)

    02/24/2013 2:05:59 PM PST · by Perdogg · 62 replies
    On the production floor of Beretta USA sits a hulking new barrel-making machine ready to churn out the next object of obsession in America’s love-hate relationship with guns: a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and popularized in the video game Call of Duty. Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the machine and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production.
  • Beretta’s future in Maryland tied to state’s gun-control debate

    02/24/2013 7:11:59 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 23, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis
    On the production floor of Beretta USA sits a hulking new barrel-making machine ready to churn out the next object of obsession in America’s love-hate relationship with guns: a civilian version of a machine gun designed for special operations forces and popularized in the video game Call of Duty. Beretta, the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company that made one of James Bond’s firearms, has already invested more than $1 million in the machine and has planned to expand its plant further in Prince George’s County to ramp up production. But under an assault-weapons ban that advanced late last week in the...
  • Trotter cites legal trouble in ending US House run

    12/29/2012 8:29:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    An Illinois state lawmaker who was a frontrunner to replace former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's ending his candidacy because he doesn't want the felony gun charges he faces to detract from the district's important issues. Donne Trotter was arrested Dec. 5 when security screeners at O'Hare International Airport found an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun in his bag. **SNIP** Trotter announced Saturday he will not seek the 2nd congressional district seat, explaining that solving the area's economic and other problems was too important to allow his legal "situation to detract from what needs to be front and center."
  • (Vanity) Yet another "which firearm?" thread

    07/20/2012 9:24:49 PM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 78 replies
    Self | 7/20/12 | Thunder Sleeps
    Sorry for yet another which firearm thread. Been putting in some OT the last several months, banked up a few extra $$$. Going to celebrate my right as guaranteed by 2nd Amendment. (note, not granted, the government doesn't give me this inalienable right) So, I am literally set to "pull the trigger" on the purchase of a handgun tomorrow. I have narrowed it down to either a Beretta PX4 Storm (Compact, 9mm) or a Glock 19. This will be a concealed carry weapon. I don't want to go any larger (full size) as I'm only an average sized guy with...
  • Pistol-Packin' Mama Grizzly

    11/22/2010 8:58:09 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 45 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-22-2010 | Stoutcat
    It’s official. I’m now permitted by the great state of Massachusetts to purchase and carry firearms. It was not that arduous a journey, actually; I expected much worse. About a month before Gerry’s post about being shot at, I had completed the certification course required by Massachusetts in order to be allowed to apply for permission to buy a gun. The course itself was hugely educational (as was, I’m sure, at least part of the point). It cost me $100 for a day of classroom course work and a day at the shooting range to qualify. The instructor, Mike, was...
  • Illinois family seeks to sue gun manufacturer over boy's death

    08/30/2009 12:10:48 PM PDT · by Ja7430 · 142 replies · 4,488+ views
    Legal Newsline ^ | 8-30-09 | C. Rizo
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-The family of an Illinois boy who was fatally shot by his friend have petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal law that protects gun companies from most civil lawsuits. The family of Joshua Adames want the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act of 2005 overturned, a move that would allow them to sue a gun manufacturer over the 13-year-old boy's accidental death.
  • NYC Lawsuit Against America's Firearms Manufacturers Denied By U.S. Supreme Court

    03/10/2009 12:17:12 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 14 replies · 1,337+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3/9/2009 | NRA
    Fairfax, Va. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied consideration of New York City and Washington, D.C. lawsuits, New York v. Beretta and Lawson v. Beretta, respectively, that tried to hold American gun manufacturers responsible for the acts of criminals. The Court 's order leaves standing a pair of decisions by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and District of Columbia Court of Appeals, both of which found that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), enacted in 2005, prevents these types of lawsuits against lawful firearms manufacturers and dealers. “Big city mayors conceived these...
  • I want to buy a handgun...

    03/09/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by masterbeaver · 51 replies · 2,440+ views
    3/9/09 | Master Beaver
    I want to buy a handgun and would like some opinions on to what I should be looking out for and what kind would be best for me. I do not know much about the features of most handguns and what would best fit me. I like to go to shooting ranges and would like to use my own gun. I would also like to have one in my house just in case. I want a basic pistol that is easy for novice shooters. I don't need anything overpowering or too flashy. What kind of mm do I need and...
  • Fire Breaks Out at Beretta Gun Factory in Maryland

    01/19/2009 2:13:21 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies · 1,299+ views
    Fox ^ | 1/19/2009 | Fox
    ACCOKEEK, Md. — Prince George's County fire officials have put out a blaze at a firearms plant. Officials say they received calls about the fire at the Beretta USA Inc. plant in Accokeek early Monday. They say flames started in a building attached to the main plant. The fire extended to the roof of the main building, causing part of the roof to collapse.
  • The Hypocritical History of Joe "Baretta" Biden on Gun Ownership Rights

    09/21/2008 5:13:10 AM PDT · by · 23 replies · 846+ views ^ | September 21, 2008 | Uncle Joey is at it again: “I guarantee you, Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns. So don’t buy that malarkey,” Mr. Biden said. “They’re going to start peddling that to you.” Jake Tapper, at ABC News’s “Political Punch” blog fleshes out the Bidenisms, with this elaboration about the senator’s own penchant for “clinging” to his guns: “I got two,” Mr. Biden told the crowd, referring to his arms and then to Mr. Obama. “If he tries to fool with my Beretta, he’s got a problem. I like that little over and under, you know? I’m not bad with it.”...
  • Colorado Heroine May Have Been Legally Prevented from Using Beretta as Security Guard

    12/16/2007 10:43:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 222 replies · 1,719+ views
    Vanity | 16 December, 2007 | Marktwain
    Jeanne Assam, the heroine of the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, would likely have been unable to carry the Beretta that she stopped the shooting with if she had been a licensed security guard. An AP article published on 12 December noted that licensed security guards in Colorado Springs are restricted to the use of revolvers. As Jeanne Assam was a volunteer parishioner who was performing security guard duties because the church did not want to hire “mercenaries”, she was almost certainly not affected by the regulations, which only apply to government regulated security guards. Fortunately, her lack...
  • Beretta gunning for growth in Accokeek

    06/23/2007 9:48:54 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 31 replies · 1,198+ views (Maryland) ^ | 6/22/07 | Liza Gutierrez
    Fueled in part by a war half a world away, a family business that started in Renaissance Italy has been quietly growing in southern Prince George’s. ‘‘Since 1985, Beretta has been the official supplier of side arms to all five branches of the U.S. military,” said Elio Oliva, vice president of law enforcement and military sales and marketing for Beretta U.S.A. Corp. of Accokeek. The top priority of the Italian firearms’ U.S. division is to ‘‘handle all of the U.S. military business,” Oliva said.
  • Great Gun Video on YouTube

    07/22/2006 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 57 replies · 2,701+ views
    YouTube ^ | n/a | n/a
    "Having fun with some firearms. 1911, Sig, Beretta, M1A, and of course... the AR15. If firearms offend you, tough cookies." (Click on link above)
  • Thinking about buying Beretta handgun

    04/17/2006 7:26:29 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 36 replies · 1,316+ views
    me ^ | 4-17-06 | me
    I am thinking about buying a Beretta 9mm handgun. Am leaning toward the 92FS since it is the least expensive and all I want is a plinker. I don't know what the vertec, inox, etc., is. But I understand that Beretta has been using more and more plastic and MIM parts lately. Some shooters have even questioned their quality of late. MIM doesn't really bother me since I'm sure my recent manufactured handguns use such. Plastic doesn't really bother me since I also have a Glock 17. But overall quality and reliability do concern me. Thanx in advance.
  • Beretta Shotgun Video - Are you This good?

    03/05/2006 9:43:12 PM PST · by Loud Mime · 32 replies · 742+ views
    Beretta, Utube ^ | 03/01/2006 | Beretta
    The Video is HERE It starts of a bit slow, but you're going to see some amazing shooting!
  • Vanity: Advice needed on best small semi-auto handgun for new shooter.

    01/29/2005 3:57:06 PM PST · by cicero's_son · 59 replies · 10,592+ views
    01-29-01 | self
    I'm hoping for some good advice from fellow Freepers about which handgun to purchase. I'm a novice shooter (with handguns at least). Don't really know very much about them. I've applied for a conceal carry permit in Indiana, and I'm signed up for the next NRA basic education classes at the local range. This will be my first (and possibly only) small sidearm purchase. I don't want or need anything too heavy-duty. Just a reliable, effective, easy to use, accurate pistol for personal and home defense. I'm leaning toward a Glock 9mm, but I understand there is a wide divergence...
  • Shotgun Justice

    04/08/2004 6:02:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 164+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 7, 2004 | Masthead Editorial
    <p>While the tabloids were having a field day recently with the signals a juror in the Tyco trial was allegedly flashing, elsewhere in Manhattan lawyers for the firearms industry were asking the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to recuse a judge they say is sending his own "OK" signal to plaintiffs in a highly contentious gun case.</p>
  • Judge Declares Mistrial In Berkeley Gun Lawsuit

    12/24/2003 8:32:45 AM PST · by .38sw · 22 replies · 195+ views ^ | Dec. 23, 2003
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- An Oakland judge declared a mistrial Tuesday in a civil lawsuit in which the parents of a 15-year-old Berkeley boy who was accidentally shot dead by a neighbor boy alleged that the gun maker Beretta USA should be held liable for his death. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Gordon Baranco declared the mistrial after jurors said they were split 6-6 after four days of deliberations. During a three-week trial, the attorneys for Griffin and Lynn Dix, the parents of Kenzo Dix, said Beretta failed to incorporate adequate safety features in the 9mm semiautomatic handgun that killed the...
  • An Open Letter To Members of Congress from Col. David Hackworth

    07/31/2002 11:36:58 AM PDT · by blau993 · 98 replies · 1,166+ views ^ | July 9, 2002 | Col. David Hackworth
    TUESDAY JULY 9 2002 An Open Letter to Members of Congress © 2002 Dear Honorable Congresspersons: One of your vital tasks is to ensure that our warriors who hang it all out on the killing field are equipped with the right stuff. I don't see that happening anytime soon unless you get enough straight skinny to counteract lobbyist propaganda and other military-industrial-congressional-complex spin. So to help provide more fair and balanced input, I plan to occasionally pass along some of the most commonly recurring bitches that come my way weekly in e-mails, letters, phone calls, etc., from our warriors....