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  • Sen. Lankford Corrects Chuck Todd: Handguns Far More Popular for Crime Than AR-15s

    02/18/2018 12:13:26 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 2/18/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    During a February 18 appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) told Chuck Todd that handguns are used for crime far more often than AR-15s. Lankford’s statement followed Todd’s focus on how an 18-year-old can buy an AR-15 in Florida, but must be 21 in order to buy a handgun. During the live broadcast, Lankford responded, “An AR-15 is a rifle, a handgun is obviously a handgun…[and] there are three, four, five times as many crimes committed with a handgun than there are with a rifle.” He added, “When you look at the statistics, many, many, many,...
  • Berlin Alarmed by Aggressive NATO Stance on Ukraine

    03/08/2015 11:29:06 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 06 March 2015
    It was quiet in eastern Ukraine last Wednesday. Indeed, it was another quiet day in an extended stretch of relative calm. The battles between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists had largely stopped and heavy weaponry was being withdrawn. The Minsk cease-fire wasn't holding perfectly, but it was holding. On that same day, General Philip Breedlove, the top NATO commander in Europe, stepped before the press in Washington. Putin, the 59-year-old said, had once again "upped the ante" in eastern Ukraine -- with "well over a thousand combat vehicles, Russian combat forces, some of their most sophisticated air defense,...
  • Landmines Discovered in Gulf Cartel's Possession in Mexican Border City (near McAllen, Tx)

    02/11/2018 6:03:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 8, 2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - The violent drug cartel operating in this border city managed to add landmines to their growing arsenal as they wage large-scale battles in a near daily fashion. The explosive devices, known as Claymore mines, were seized by the Mexican military during a recent operation. [snip] During a series of raids by the Mexican Army, soldiers focused on search operations in rural areas near the Rio Grande. According to information provided to Breitbart Texas by the Mexican Army, soldiers were able to find a series of weapons caches that had been buried–leading to the arrests of three...
  • Holidaymaker Caught with Stun Guns, Knuckle Dusters and nunchucks at Cardiff Airport

    02/06/2018 11:10:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 5 FEB 2018 | ByLiz Day
    Ryan Sullivan told police the 38 prohibited weapons in his luggage were 'holiday souvenirs'A holidaymaker was caught with dozens of weapons including knuckle dusters, stun guns, and a set of nunchucks in his luggage at Cardiff Airport. Ryan Sullivan was returning from a family holiday to a seaside resort in Bulgaria when he was stopped at security and found to have the prohibited items in his suitcase. During the hearing at Cardiff Crown Court, prosecutor Jeffrey Jones described the weapons as “metal” and “heavy” as a police officer held them up to show the judge. The court heard the 24-year-old...
  • Ankara uses Afrin campaign to showcase Turkish-made weapons

    02/01/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | January 31, 2018 | Zülfikar Doğan
    On Jan. 21, a day after Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch against Afrin in northern Syria, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim briefed media representatives about the campaign, putting special emphasis on one issue. The operation, he said, was being carried out with weapons and ammunition that were up to 75% Turkish made.
  • 'Great concern': Germany halts weapons deals with Turkey over Syria offensive

    01/25/2018 2:05:52 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Germany hardened its stance Thursday against Turkey over its military offensive against a Kurdish militia in Syria, which threatened to end a thaw in frosty relations between the NATO partners. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel voiced "great concern" about Turkey's cross-border military incursion, called for NATO to discuss the situation and said Berlin would put on ice any weapons deals. Most painfully for Turkey, he postponed for at least several months a request to upgrade German-made Leopard tanks which Ankara has deployed in its operation against the Syrian-Kurdish militia YPG.Gabriel said Berlin and Paris were committed "to stopping a further escalation,...
  • The Type 81 Is China’s Unique AK-47 Hybrid

    01/18/2018 7:29:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 16, 2018 | Charlie Gao
    In the 1980s, China’s small arms were largely inferior to the United States and Russia. The PLA was mostly armed with the Type 56 assault rifle, a clone of the original AK-47, and the Type 56 carbine, a clone of the Soviet SKS. There was an abortive attempt to combine the characteristics of these rifles in the 1960s which culminated in the Type 63, an SKS-looking select-fire rifle that used elements of the AK operating mechanism such as a rotating bolt and fed from AK magazines. The Type 63 was too heavy and lacked a pistol grip and inline stock...
  • The U.S. Marine Corps Is Getting a New Rifle:The new M27 is more accurate than today's M4 is

    01/11/2018 1:05:20 PM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 11, 2018 | Matthew Moss
    The U.S. Marine Corps has picked the Heckler & Koch M27 as its new infantry rifle. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller confirmed the selection in an interview with The new rifle is part of a wider overhaul of the Marines’ infantry gear. Jarheads are also getting new communications equipment, body armor, suppressors and night-vision optics.
  • Slaughterbots: a weapon of the future

    12/09/2017 5:06:54 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 9, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Slaughterbots: a weapon of the future This fictional video was created as a warning about what may be real in the near future: tiny little drones with artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and enough explosive to destroy a person’s head. One drone can kill one specific person. A big group of drones can kill a large number of specific people, or an entire city for that matter.
  • The Oldest Navy and Marine Assets Still in service - M1911, USS Constitution, Gitmo etc...

    11/27/2017 10:01:16 AM PST · by Saint X · 12 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    The U.S. Navy has always been an innovator. It pioneered the Global Positioning System, developed nuclear propulsion, and deployed the first operational laser weapon. The recently commissioned USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is brimming with bleeding-edge technology. Its stealth design, Integrated Power System, and long-range gun firing capabilities make it the most sophisticated ship in the world. Likewise, the lead ship in the new carrier class USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-78) features many technological advances including an electromagnetic aircraft launch system. However, the Department of the Navy is not always in a rush to phase out and replace assets that continue to...
  • Japan is building its own long range, air-launched cruise missile – the ‘Japan Tomahawk’

    11/25/2017 5:15:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | November 25, 2017
    Japan is developing its own long-range cruise missile amid escalating tensions in the Korean peninsula. The missile, described as the Japanese Tomahawk, will reportedly be capable of being launched from aircraft, ships and land. Research on these missiles will begin next year, reports Yomiuri, a Japanese news outlet. This will be Japan’s first full-fledged cruise missile. Apart from being a deterrent to North Korea, the so-called Japanese Tomahawk will also serve to “recapture remote islands occupied by enemies”, says the report, likely referring to the long-running feud that Japan has with China over a remote island in the South China...
  • Coolest Sneaky Weapons

    11/16/2017 8:43:32 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/16/2017 | R Rowe
    There are a lot of ways to win a battle at different levels, but the most effective methods involve some kind of surprise and deception. Sneak attacks go back as far as war itself, and since then man has always come up with a lot of weapons designed to deliver damage without getting caught. In this list, we’re going to take a look at some of the coolest, scariest, and most notorious sneak attack weapons in history, focusing on attack weapons – not traps or ambush tactics. This list of stealth weapons is meant to take out a single target...
  • TSA Fails to Spot Weapons More Than Half the Time

    11/09/2017 8:27:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 11/09/2017 | Summer Meza
    Airport screeners working for the “badly” run Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reportedly failed to detect weapons more than 70 percent of the time in undercover tests — but that massive failure rate is actually an improvement from a similar test two years ago. Undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock knives, guns and explosives through airport checkpoints earlier this year, and succeeded far more often than they failed. But at least airport security is improving— slightly. When investigators did the same thing two years earlier, TSA equipment and personnel failed 95 percent of the time, prompting major changes in the...
  • See If Your County Made This Top 10 List For Firearm Ownership

    09/22/2017 2:36:54 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 38 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jonathan Pincus
    Summit County, Utah doesn’t boast a vast population. However, what the county lacks in population it makes up for in an abundance of firearms. Of the roughly 29,000 residents who occupy the county, 53 percent own a firearm. That’s according to City-Data’s list of U.S. counties with the highest percentage of residents who “keep firearms around their homes.” Impressive? Well, read on: (excerpt)
  • Rods from God?

    09/13/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 71 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/13/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Was the top secret space coast launch late this past week really carrying components of "Rods from God," the nickname of a doomsday weapon known as "Project Thor" that can rain hell on North Korea in an attack traveling at Mach Ten? In an exclusive feature, the National ENQUIRER describes America's possible deployment of satellite arsenals of tungsten, non-nuclear rods the size of telephone poles, "the equivalent of a meteor crashing into the Earth's crust." The tabloid explains that deployment of this weaponry by the US military awaits only the President's "GO" order. "Unlike a nuclear weapon, the Rods from...
  • The BIG gun show! UK hosts world's largest arms fair in London amid government's [tr]

    09/13/2017 5:25:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2017 | Stuart Paterson
    Some of the world's most sophisticated and hi-tech weaponry was showcased at controversial arms convention in London today. Rocket launchers, armoured transport vehicles and assault rifles made up just a fraction of the huge arsenal at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event. And showing off those munitions were more than 1,600 exhibitors from 54 countries. But the event has been surrounded in controversy — with Scotland Yard confirming officers arrested 100 protesters seeking to block access to the ExCel centre in London's Docklands.
  • 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...
  • Police and military equipment - overturning Obama ban protects Americans and law enforcement

    08/29/2017 6:15:57 AM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 28, 2017 | John R. Lott
    John Lott By John R. Lott Published August 28, 2017 Fox News 0727 police Police have a tough and dangerous job. Armored military vehicles and military-grade body armor aren’t just useful for soldiers, they make it possible for police to protect Americans. During his address Monday to the annual meeting of the Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest police union with 330,000 members, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Trump is overturning Obama’s ban on supplying surplus military equipment to police.
  • Australian Gun Culture Part 15: Prohibited Weapons in Australia

    08/24/2017 1:22:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In Australia, I became aware of an administrative procedure where the state police can find a person unfit to possess either firearms, firearms parts, or prohibited weapons. What exactly were prohibited weapons under Australian law?This website lists prohibited weapons. The list is extensive and, from an American perspective, bizarre. Some of the weapons are antiquated. Others are modern, while some may be simple mistakes or misunderstandings.  I have studied weapons law of many American states. It appears that someone in Australia (probably the George Soros funded group that was headed by Rebecca Peters) looked up all the prohibited weapons...
  • Virginia State Police: No Weapons Caches Found, Despite Gov. McAuliffe’s Claims

    08/18/2017 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/17/2017 | Seth Connell
    After the horrendous clash between white supremacists and Antifa Communists in Charlottesville, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) claimed that the police did not break up the fight because of the fact that the Neo-Nazis were so heavily armed that separating the groups would have been explosive. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activists DeRay McKesson, McAuliffe stated that the police had found weapons caches around the city, and that intervention would have created an even more violent situation, “They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” McAuliffe told...