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  • Refugio (TX) restaurant owner pleads not guilty to harboring immigrants.

    03/23/2017 9:00:54 AM PDT · by CARTOUCHE · 38 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Beatriz Alvarado
    A years long Department of Homeland Security investigation into a Refugio (pron. Re-fury-o) restaurant owner yielded 18 counts against him. Alfredo Plascencia-Leon was arrainged Thursday morning in U.S. Magistrate Judge Janice Eliington's court. The 46 year-old pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of harboring immigrants in the country illegally, one count of conspiring to conceal, harbor or shield the 16 immigrants from detection and one count of furnishing firearms to an undocumented person.
  • Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea

    03/16/2017 5:25:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    WSJ ^ | March 14, 2017 | JAY SOLOMON
    Trump Weighs More Pain for Chinese Firms Found Aiding North Korea White House considering tougher financial penalties amid evidence Chinese firms are helping Pyongyang import and export weapons By JAY SOLOMON March 14, 2017 12:03 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is considering increasing financial penalties on Chinese companies in response to growing evidence of their support for North Korea’s weapons programs, according to U.S. and Asian officials.
  • Six Self-Defense Handguns Under $350

    02/14/2017 8:03:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A dependable self-defense handgun can be a literal lifesaver not just for the wealthy, but for Americans of all socioeconomic classes. For that reason, Breitbart News presents a list of six self-defense guns that people may purchase for less than $350.
  • The Chauchat Wasn’t the S******** Machine Gun — But It Was Still Pretty S***** [ed]

    01/30/2017 10:07:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 30, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    Widely — and wrongly — vilified as one of the worst machine guns ever made, the Modele 1915 CSRG “Chauchat” entered French army service in 1915. It was the first mass-produced automatic rifle to see military service anywhere in the world. But the poor quality of the gun’s manufacture lent it a reputation for failure that it could never shake.
  • Army Confirms 9mm for Modular Handgun System

    01/27/2017 11:58:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Military.com ^ | January 26, 2017 | Matthew Cox
    The Army today confirmed the caliber for its new Modular Handgun System will be 9mm, one week after the service announced it selected a version of Sig Sauer’s P320 to replace the M9 service pistol. Army officials sent out a press release with additional details on the MHS but did not explain why the service chose 9mm, a decision that Military.com asked the Army to explain its reasoning behind.
  • DA Releases Statement Regarding Black Panther Party's Planned "armed march"

    01/26/2017 1:25:29 PM PST · by cblue55 · 42 replies
    WECT TV ^ | January 26, 2017 | Tess Bargebuhr
    WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David issued a statement Thursday in response to a planned “armed march” of the local chapter of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party.
  • CSIS, Defence warned Ottawa on China laser technology deal

    01/26/2017 7:29:03 AM PST · by Candor7 · 13 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 5:00AM EST | Steven Chase
    National-security agencies counseled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned. “If the technology is transferred, China would be able to domestically-produce advanced-military laser technology to Western standards sooner than would otherwise be the case, which diminishes Canadian and allied military advantages,” said a national-security assessment prepared for cabinet by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service in 2015. The acquisition of ITF Technologies of Montreal by Hong Kong-based O-Net Communications is...
  • Turkey Is Making Its Own Kick-Ass AR-10

    01/24/2017 6:28:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 24, 2017 | Matthew Moss
    In the early 2000s the Turkish army began looking for a replacement rifle for its aging, locally manufactured 7.62-by-51-millimeter Heckler & Koch G3A7s. It was a difficult process that finally resulted in the MPT-76 — an AR-10 derivative — entering service in January 2017.
  • Russia's Lethal Su-35 Was Just Spotted Armed with a New Missile NATO Should Fear

    01/18/2017 6:38:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Interest ^ | January 17, 2017 | Dave Majumdar
    Video footage shot by a U.S. Navy F/A-18C Hornet squadron over Syria shows a pair of Russian Sukhoi Su-35S Flanker-E fighters armed with a pair of older R-27 air-to-air missiles but what appears to be a single R-77-1 RVV-SD active radar-guided missile.
  • An Austrian Assault Weapon Positioned as a Possible Successor of the German G36 Rifle

    01/12/2017 12:09:05 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Defense Update ^ | January 12, 2017 | Tamir Eshel
    The German defense company Rheinmetall has teamed with Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr Mannlicher to manufacture and market the RS556 – a German version of the 5.56mm x 45 cal. modular assault rifle system based on Steyr’s STM556. The Austrian weapon was first unveiled in 2012. Eying the German market, Rheinmetall positions the new weapon as a candidate for the German “System Sturmgewehr Bundeswehr” – the planned replacement of the G36 – the standard German military assault rifle made by Heckler & Koch. This project is set to begin in 2019. Rheinmetall will offer the new assault rifle as a joint...
  • Walker finds two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.-leading cops to locate

    01/05/2017 9:43:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 91 replies
    Daily Mail | AP ^ | 4 January 2017
    Woman found two guns in a violin case along Potomac River in Washington D.C.Police found more guns and ammunition stashed in pails and bags nearbyAuthorities were trying to work out why the weapons were left there The D.C. police bomb squad conducted a sweep of the area soon afterA number of weapons, including two guns in a violin case, have been found stashed along the Potomac River in Washington D.C. U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case on Wednesday. When police arrived they found...
  • Russia’s ‘Live-Fire Training’ in Syria Is Nothing New

    01/04/2017 6:20:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Iddon
    t. Gen. Ben Hodges, the U.S. Army’s top commander in Europe, recently slammed the Russian military campaign in Syria, branding it a “live-fire training opportunity” for Moscow that shows clear “disregard for civilian casualties.” Hodges statement coincided with the Russia’s confirmation that its troops had indeed fired more than 150 weapons from its arsenal in combat.
  • 18 Major Scandals in Obama’s ‘Scandal-Free’ Presidency

    01/02/2017 7:45:29 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Jan 2 2017 | John Hayward
    President Obama and his mouthpieces have embarked on a bizarre scheme to hypnotize America into forgetting the many scandals of his presidency. They seem to think that intoning “this administration hasn’t had a scandal” over and over again will make history disappear. It’s the lamest Jedi Mind Trick ever, and is being pushed on people who know Star Wars is just a movie. Here’s a short list of the many scandals Team Obama thinks it can make America forget:
  • Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

    12/22/2016 10:18:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    BBC ^ | December 22, 2016 | Staff
    The US army's commander in Europe has accused Russia of using its military campaign in Syria as a "live-fire training opportunity". Lt Gen Ben Hodges said Russia's "disregard for civilian casualties... is not the conduct of a nation that wants to be treated like a superpower".
  • Obama grants waiver for military support of foreign fighters in Syria

    12/09/2016 9:01:45 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 29 replies
    R T News ^ | 12-9-2015 | Staff
    US President Barack Obama has ordered a waiver for restrictions on military aid for foreign forces and others in Syria, deeming it “essential to the national security interests” of the US to allow exceptions from provisions in the Arms Export Control Act.
  • Pakistan Is About to Buy a Half-Million New Rifles: A Czech weapon is the favorite

    12/05/2016 7:10:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 5, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Pakistan is getting a new infantry rifle. In late November at the IDEAS-2016 Expo in Karachi, Pakistan’s state-run arsenal Pakistan Ordnance Factories signed a letter of understanding with the Czech small arms manufacturer Česká Zbrojovka. This suggests that Pakistan and C.Z. are about to begin negotiations for Pakistan to adopt, and eventually begin license-production of, C.Z.’s 806 BREN 2 rifle.
  • These Funky North Korean Guns Are Turning Up Everywhere: Type 73s appear on battlefields from [tr]

    12/01/2016 6:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | December 1, 2016 | Joseph Trevithick
    Between February and March 2016, Australian and French sailors in the Arabian Sea seized small ships — or dhows — smuggling weapons, most likely to militants in Somalia and Yemen. These caches aboard the dhows included examples of one particularly rare firearm, the North Korean Type 73 machine gun. In November 2016, independent monitoring group Conflict Armament Research released a report detailing the captured weapons and their likely points of origins and destinations. According to the analysis, the shipments showed links between Iran and armed groups Tehran supports in the Gulf of Aden region.
  • The Japanese Army’s Assault Rifle Has Some Weird Features: Such as a separate, three-round [tr]

    11/29/2016 3:17:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 29, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In the late 1980s, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force decided to replace its aging 7.62-by-51-millimeter Howa Type 64 battle rifles. The JGSDF selected a lighter, modern assault rifle — the Howa Type 89 — in 1989. It’s a solid weapon, but one with a few weird features. Its biggest problem, however, is that there aren’t enough copies of it in existence.
  • India Took 35 Years to Make Its First Tank (And It Was a Total Disaster)

    11/28/2016 11:40:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Interest ^ | November 27, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility, the tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian...
  • Hot Damn, This Finnish Anti-Tank Rifle Was Gigantic: The L-39 weighed 109 pounds

    11/15/2016 5:55:11 AM PST · by C19fan · 22 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 15, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    The mammoth Lahti L-39 anti-tank rifle, designed by Aimo Lahti — Finland’s greatest gun-designer — served Finland well during the 1940s. The 20-millimeter, semi-automatic anti-tank rifle’s barrel alone was 51.2 inches long, and the overall weapon weighed a staggering 109 pounds. Through the 1930s, the Finnish military had debated the optimum caliber of weapon for use against armor. Officials suggested 12.7 millimeter, 13.2 millimeter and 20 millimeter — and planned to use the same caliber round in both anti-armor and anti-aircraft roles.
  • The U.S. Army’s Solution to Urban Warfare Problems Aim Bazookas at Them

    11/07/2016 5:26:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 6 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 6, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In 1946, two Swedes named Hugo Abramson and Harald Jentzen designed the Carl Gustaf, which at the time appeared to be just another recoilless rifle. Many of these weapons fell out of use in the following decades as anti-tank missiles took over. But the Carl Gustaf stuck around — and for a different role than Abramson and Jentzen had planned in the 1940s. For one, it’s now just as much an anti-infantry weapon owing to its range, low cost and types of ammunition.
  • Terrorists Once Used Refugee Program to Settle in US

    12/19/2015 8:22:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 8 replies
    ABC news ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | James Gordon Meek Brian Ross
    Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qaeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. In the wake of the Kentucky case, the U.S. halted the refugee program for Iraqis for six months, a fact the Obama administration did not disclose to Congress at the time, officials told ABC News in the 2013 investigation.
  • Anti-Aircraft Guns, Aimed Forward, Duel on Iraq’s Northern Front [Soviet KPV]

    11/02/2016 6:13:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 2, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    One of the more brutal weapons to see use on both sides of the war in Iraq is the KPV, a belt-fed heavy machine gun designed to take down aircraft — using a round dating back to tank-busting guns in World War II. The 14.5x114-millimeter KPV is not as pervasive as the smaller DShK, a rough equivalent to the U.S. M2 Browning. But the 108-pound KPV is nonetheless a big, unwieldy and extremely dangerous threat the Iraqi Army and Kurdish Peshmerga have encountered on their push toward Mosul. The Islamic State seized dozens of them in Syria and Iraq, bolting the guns...
  • Iraq Moves Its Thermobaric Rocket Tanks to Mosul

    10/26/2016 6:37:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 26, 2016 | Robert Beckhausen
    Iraqi troops fighting for Mosul’s outskirts have brought along one of their most fearsome weapons — the 60-ton, Russian-made TOS-1A Buratino. A photograph and tweet from the Jerusalem Post’s Seth Frantzman shows Iraqi troops posing with the rocket launcher near Bartella, a battle-scarred Assyrian Christian town less than 10 miles from Mosul. Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service troops took over the town on Oct. 20, one of dozens freed since the offensive began Oct. 16.
  • Russia unveils image of its terrifying Satan 2 missile: Super-nuke could destroy an area the [tr]

    10/25/2016 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 25, 2016 | Libby Plummer and Chris Summers
    Russia has unveiled chilling pictures of its largest ever nuclear missile, capable of destroying an area the size of France. The RS-28 Sarmat missile, dubbed Satan 2 by Nato, has a top speed of 4.3 miles (7km) per second and has been designed to outfox anti-missile shield systems. The new Sarmat missile could deliver warheads of 40 megatons - 2,000 times as powerful as the atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to replace the country's older SS-18 Satan weapons with the new missiles.
  • Army Evaluates New Shoulder-Fired Rocket Tech

    10/21/2016 6:50:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Defense Tech ^ | October 20, 2016 | Matt Cox
    The U.S. Army is testing new recoilless rifle technology designed give soldiers shoulder-fired rockets that are lighter and more ergonomic and in future, make them safe to fire in tight urban spaces. Testers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland are evaluating upgrades to the M3 recoilless rifle, also known as the Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System, or MAAWS. The improvements will make it more ergonomic, six pounds lighter and shorter.
  • 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...
  • Vote all you want. The secret government won't change. [2014]

    10/18/2016 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jordan Michael Smith
    The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA's warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor. But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear...
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • Beretta Displays New CSASS in 7.62mm

    09/30/2016 11:35:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Military.com ^ | September 29, 2016 | Matthew Cox
    Beretta had its version of a compact semi-automatic sniper rifle on display at Modern Day Marine 2016. The ARX200, chambered for 7.62mm NATO, is the rifle Beretta was designing for the U.S. Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System competition awhile back.
  • Check Out North Korea’s Light Machine Gun: ‘Light,’ my ass;the Type 73 is heavy and complicated

    09/28/2016 7:40:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 28, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    Physically, North Korea’s Type 73 light machine gun resembles both the British Bren and the Russian PKM. The gas-operated, 7.62-by-54R-chambered Type 73 boats a cyclic rate of 600 to 700 rounds per minute and a quick-change barrel system. Weighing 10.6 kilograms unloaded, the Type 73 is heavier than the Russian PKM is.
  • Obama Admin Slows Immigration Prosecutions, Increases Weapons Charges

    09/06/2016 12:01:49 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 7 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/6/2016 | Caroline May
    The number of new federal criminal prosecutions have hit their lowest level in nearly a decade, helped by declines in white collar and immigration prosecutions. That’s according to Justice Department data recently analyzed by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. As TRAC details, the 9,118 federal criminal prosecutions the government undertook in July are the fewest since July 2007. The July 2016 tally represented a 15.5 percent decline from June and continued this fiscal year’s ongoing downward trend. ...more...
  • Iran Teases a New Tank, But Where Did It Come From?

    08/24/2016 11:11:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In March, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — Iran’s defense minister — claimed that a new, unseen Iranian tank called the Karrar “is one of the most advanced tanks in the world.” He further suggested that the “tank [is] 100 percent Iranian made and it can even be superior than [the] T-90 in some degrees.” Then in August, a tank with a close resemblance to the Russian-made T-90MS appeared on Iranian television. It flew a green, white and red Iranian flag from the turret … while spinning donuts.
  • America is no longer guaranteed military victory. These weapons could change that.

    08/17/2016 5:36:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | David Ignatius
    The fight against the Islamic State may get the headlines. But it’s the military threats from Russia and China that most worry top Pentagon officials — and are driving a new arms race to deter these great-power rivals. This question of how to deal with Russian and Chinese military advances has gotten almost no attention in the 2016 presidential campaign. But it deserves a careful look. The programs begun in the waning days of the Obama administration could potentially change the face of warfare, in the United States’ favor, but they would require political support and new spending by the...
  • Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from

    08/01/2016 7:37:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 110 replies
    truepundit ^ | 8/01/16 | by admin - truepundit
    ""Wikileaks Bombshell Leaked To True Pundit: Hillary Clinton Knew of Weapons Supplied from Benghazi to Al-Qaeda in Syria"" Wikileaks has promised to release documents linking Hillary Clinton to knowingly supplying Syria with weapons from her state department. That disclosure could come in any number of days, sources said. True Pundit, however, has already unearthed the documentation. The Intel provides official confirmation of what has been rumored for years: President Obama, his White House, and Hillary Clinton and her State Department knew that weapons were being shipped from Benghazi to rebel troops in Syria. Those “rebels” were largely al Qaeda and...
  • Weapons stolen from arms room on US military base in Stuttgart

    07/31/2016 6:18:00 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 33 replies
    stripes.com/ ^ | July 29 2016 | John Vandiver
    STUTTGART, Germany — Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the theft of guns and other military equipment from a base arms room in Stuttgart, military officials said. “Several semi-automatic pistols, one small-caliber automatic rifle and a shotgun were among the items taken,” said Chris Grey, a CID spokesman. The Army did not identify all the items stolen or the unit targeted, citing the active investigation. A possible breach of the base fence is also part of the ongoing probe. “We are looking at all possibilities as the investigation continues, but at this point in the...
  • New Evidence of Hezbollah’s Massive Arms Build-up in Lebanese Civilian Areas

    07/14/2016 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Joseph Klein
    Iran continues to fund global terrorism, with its treasury being replenished thanks to the Obama administration’s largesse Every calendar quarter the United Nations Security Council holds an extensive debate on the Israeli-Palestinian “situation.” The Israeli and Palestinian UN representatives make speeches following the Secretary General’s report on the current status, which are normally predictable restatements of their respective positions. This time, however, Israel’s ambassador Danny Danon, addressing the Security Council at its July 12th meeting, presented new graphic evidence of Hezbollah’s alarming arsenal of rockets and missiles located in civilian areas of southern Lebanon. Ten years ago, when Security Council...
  • 3 Heavily Armed People Arrested At Holland Tunnel On Way To New York City

    06/21/2016 10:11:43 AM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/21/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache.
  • Arsenal of Weapons with “Heavy War Weaponry” Evacuated Near German Mosque

    06/21/2016 9:52:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/21/16 | Jim Hoft
    German officials recovered an arsenal of weapons including “heavy war weaponry” from a vegetable market next to a holy mosque. The Epoch Times reported (in German), via Vlad Tepes: An arsenal of weapons of radical islamists was excavated in NRW, North Rhine Westphalia. The “Top secret assignment” took one week and brought heavy war arsenal to the surface. This is what Hessian delegate Ismail Tipi (CDU) says. According to information of the hessian CDU delegate Ismail Tipi a “top secret assignment” of the SEK in North Rhine Westphalia took place. In the cooler room of a vegetable vendor near a...
  • Long Island Nazis? Police charge brothers after finding guns, ammo, Hitler photo

    06/17/2016 12:52:01 PM PDT · by orchestra · 25 replies
    RT.com ^ | 6/17/2016
    “This was a public threat on multiple fronts because we have two individuals who clearly subscribe to a hateful violent ideology, who had an illegal arsenal at their fingertips,” Suffolk County Police Commissioner Timothy Sini said Thursday. “Today’s search warrant may have prevented a deadly violent incident like the one we recently saw in Orlando.” Perkowski also faces drug charges, as police confiscated about four ounces of marijuana and about 26 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Suffolk County police also found a binder filled with details on how to make bombs. In addition to the weapons, money and drugs, the police...
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A UMC.org Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Man with weapons, possible explosives arrested, said he was going to L.A. gay pride parade

    06/12/2016 10:04:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    Early Sunday, there was a call into Santa Monica police of a suspected prowler near Olympic Boulevard and 11th Street. Patrol officers responded and encountered an individual who told officers he was waiting for a friend. That led officers to inspect the car and found several weapons a lot of ammunition as well as tannerite, an ingredient that could be used to create a pipe bomb. The car had Indiana plates. He did make comments that he was in town for the pride event in WeHo this weekend. Source said they did not know of any connection between what happened...
  • Most Visually Pleasing Weapons Of All Time (vanity)

    06/03/2016 7:55:48 AM PDT · by Don Hernando de Las Casas · 159 replies
    Here’s a light-hearted question for a beautiful Friday morning. What are the most visually beautiful weapons ever created? I was gonna ask for your top 5 or top 10, but, really, why limit ourselves? ANY weapons count; notice I’ve counted warships on my list. I hope I haven’t listed all the best. Have at it, gang. Tiger tank 1911 .45 1921 Thompson BAR 1851 Colt Navy revolver M-60 and/or MG-42 Any ship of the line circa. 1770 – 1815, such as L’Orient.
  • J. Putnam Evans Thinks the AR-10 Is the World’s Best Battle Rifle

    06/01/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    War is Boring ^ | June 1, 2016 | Matthew Moss
    In 1955, the small Californian firearms company ArmaLite unveiled one of the most defining and influential rifles of the 20th century — the AR-10. The hard-hitting rifle would see extensive service in bitter colonial conflicts and provide the basis for the M-16, one of the most iconic rifles of all time.
  • First look at Navy's experimental railgun that can fire at 4,500 miles an hour

    05/29/2016 11:12:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
    A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the...
  • Russia successfully tests anti-satellite missile

    05/27/2016 9:31:01 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 40 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Former Pentagon official Mark Schneider warned...'The loss of GPS guidance due to [anti-satellite] attack would take out a substantial part of our precision weapons delivery capability and essentially all of our standoff capability.
  • Obama Admin Considers Permitting Advanced Russian Arms Sales to Iran

    05/26/2016 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/26/16 | Adam Kredo
    The Obama administration has the power to sanction key Russian arms sales to Iran, but has so far abstained from exercising this right under U.S. law, prompting some in Congress to question whether the administration is “acquiescing” to the arms sales in order to appease Iran, according to conversations with sources and recent congressional correspondence to the White House exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. President Barack Obama has the authority under U.S. law to designate as illegal Russia’s contested sale to Iran of the S-300 missile system, an advanced long-range weapon that would boost the Islamic Republic’s regional...
  • US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations

    05/26/2016 6:02:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 25, 2016 | Dan Mangan
    Maybe they use the '80s flick "War Games" as a training film, too. The U.S. Defense Department is still using — after several decades — 8-inch floppy disks in a computer system that coordinates the operational functions of the nation's nuclear forces, a jaw-dropping new report reveals. The Defense Department's 1970s-era IBM Series/1 Computer and long-outdated floppy disks handle functions related to intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear bombers and tanker support aircraft, according to the new Government Accountability Office report.
  • The Army Is Bringing Back a 70-Year-Old Gun for New Fights [Karl Gustav]

    05/25/2016 6:04:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | May 23, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    The United States Army will soon begin distributing a weapon system introduced in 1946. The M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher will bolster the firepower of rifle platoons, giving them a much-needed edge. Developed by Bofors (now Saab), the Carl Gustav is a lightweight, man-portable recoilless rifle. Recoilless rifles are like a cross between an artillery gun and a bazooka: While they have propellant at the base of the projectile like a rocket, the propellant doesn't burn beyond the barrel, meaning the projectile flies unpowered like a bullet or artillery shell. Unlike artillery, propellant gasses are directed backwards, counteracting the weapon's...