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  • 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...
  • Virginia State Police Say They Didn’t Find Weapons Caches in Charlottesville Despite McAuliffe Claim

    08/17/2017 10:18:21 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 17, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) was contradicted by the Virginia State Police again on Wednesday after he claimed weapons were hidden around Charlottesville during a white supremacist rally turned riot. During an interview with Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson, McAuliffe explained why police were often hesitant to try and break up violent altercations between white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Antifa factions. He said the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and prepared to commit violent acts from the start, and police were trying to avoid escalating the violence. He then claimed police had discovered weapons caches throughout the city.
  • 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...
  • Sanction China For Its Support Of Taliban Terrorists

    08/15/2017 5:42:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Anders Corr
    China started secret negotiations with Taliban terrorists at least as early as late 2014, and last week diplomatically supported the Taliban, along with allies Pakistan, Iran and Russia. China’s dialogue rewards Taliban violence, increases Taliban influence and sidelines the elected government of Afghanistan. China and its allies should follow the global norm: no negotiation with terrorists. Failing that, the U.S. and Europe should sanction Chinese companies involved in Afghanistan. China’s history with Islamic extremists in Afghanistan stretches back to the 1980s, when it provided weapons to anti-Soviet mujahideen. During Taliban rule of Afghanistan in the late 1990s, China promised to...
  • Germany to pause all armament projects with Turkey

    07/21/2017 4:48:33 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    ANF News ^ | Friday, 21 Jul 2017, 09:39 | ANF Berlin
    The Berlin administration is reportedly going to suspend military cooperation with the Turkish state on top of the sanctions announced by the German Foreign Minister. According to an article in Bild, one of the best selling daily newspapers in Germany, the Merkel administration is suspending all armament projects with Turkey. The newspaper cites government sources for the article. This will be the first time a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member country suspends military cooperation with another member. Several German arms manufacturers have factories in Turkey. In the previous months, the German government had barred arms sales deals with Turkey,...
  • The New Gun Laws Allow Police To Seize YOUR Weapons Without Due Process

    07/14/2017 11:43:21 AM PDT · by davikkm · 31 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A new Bill, SB719, has been passed by both the House and the Senate in Oregon that allows police to take your legally owned weapons AND permit without your permission, even if you have never appeared in a court or been charged with a crime. It is based on the 2014, Californian Bill SB 719A, that enacts what is known as an “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO). The “reasoning” behind this Bill has been explained as a way of preventing at-risk people of committing suicide. But the reality is that this is just a way of allowing the State to...
  • Turkish reinforcements to attack Afrin and al-Shahba

    06/22/2017 7:16:34 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    ANHA Harwar News Agency ^ | 06.22.2017 10:44 | J.O
    Turkish occupation army passed on Wednesday 11 military vehicles including 4 trucks loaded with canons to the Syrian lands.Turkish occupation army promoting its existence on the Syrian land and going further in its occupation, new reinforcements have been sent across the borders to the southern countryside of Azaz.Anadolu state agency said that 11 military vehicles including 4 trucks loaded with canons and ammunition have been sent to Syria, activists circulated footage of this convoy as” reinforcing the Turkish military units stationed at the borders with Syria.Reliable sources noted that the convoy headed towards the southern countryside of Azaz which...
  • Attorney Criticizes Handling of Weapons Arsenal Arrest Case

    06/09/2017 6:02:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/9/17 | Matt Belanger
    An attorney representing the citizen who tipped off Minneapolis police to two men with an SUV containing  a cache of weapons and bomb making materials, according to police, is now criticizing local leaders for how the case is being handled. "They had guns, they had ammo, they had a grenade," attorney Joe Tamburino said. "Where is the mayor? Where are the county commissioners? We need to be talking about this. This was a dangerous situation." KSTP previously spoke with the man who called police to the scene. He asked his identity not be revealed. He said he walked by a...
  • Florida concealed weapons permit site hacked

    05/23/2017 12:06:33 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 18 replies
    WBBH NBC-2 Naples ^ | May 22, 2017 | Nestor Mato
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - If you're a concealed weapon permit holder, your information could be in danger after a statewide hack. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the data breach affects more than 16,000 people and some social security numbers may be at risk. "It's a little nerve-racking to know that it happened here in Florida," said Evelyn Greenway. Officials say people with concealed weapons licenses who renewed online may have had their names accessed. An additional 469 others have been notified their social security numbers may have been hacked. "Somebody knows this house has weapons in...
  • California DOJ Working on 60 Pages of ‘Assault Weapon’ Regulatory Changes Behind Closed Doors

    05/19/2017 4:57:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/19/17 | Awr Hawkins
    California’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is working on 60 pages of regulatory changes for “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines behind closed doors. The California DOJ was forced to turn over documentation related to the changes because of public records request that the Firearms Policy Coalition and the California Rifle and Pistol Association made. Guns.com obtained and then published the regulatory changes, which include a revamped online registration system to allow Californians to register their “assault weapons” prior to January 1, 2018, when California’s latest “assault weapons” ban takes effect. The Firearms Policy Coalition reports this ban requires registration of...
  • Mattis: North Korea’s nuke threats are empty

    04/21/2017 8:27:37 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 38 replies
    New York Post/ ^ | April 21, 2017 | Reuters/
    TEL AVIV – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday North Korea’s recent statements were provocative but had proven to be hollow in the past and should not be trusted. “As far as North Korea’s latest words (are concerned), I think we’ve all come to hear their words repeatedly, their word has not proven honest,” Mattis told a news conference in Tel Aviv. On Thursday the official newspaper of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, Rodong Sinmun, threatened the United States with a “super-mighty preemptive strike” that it said would wipe out “not only the U.S. imperialists’ invasion forces in...
  • Pentagon announces review of nuclear posture amid North Korea tensions

    04/17/2017 9:36:24 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17APR17 | Lucas Tomlinson
    Pentagon chief spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will ensure the U.S. military’s nuclear force is “safe, secure, effective, reliable and appropriately tailored to deter 21st-century threats and reassure our allies.” The U.S. military has roughly 450 long-range nuclear missiles in underground silos at various bases in the Midwest. It also maintains a fleet of ballistic missile submarines as well as long range B-2 and B-52 bombers also capable of launching nuclear weapons. Smaller nuclear weapons can be carried by U.S. Air Force fighter jets.
  • Surprise: Trump’s calm, competent global leadership

    04/10/2017 8:04:09 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10 2017 | Post Editorial Boar
    President Trump is emerging from his first overseas crisis looking calm and competent, with his foreign-policy and national-security teams hitting on all cylinders. Surprise! His airstrike against Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria won the support of 78 US senators, including 30 Democrats — albeit with some qualifications. The fact that Trump executed what came off as a rapid turnaround on his Syria policy in the wake of a war crime indicates he’s not locked into preconceived notions or policies: He’s adjusting to reality as it develops. Yes, Trump lacks the kind of grand foreign-policy doctrine pushed by the last two...
  • FLASHBACK: ISIS are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq...

    04/06/2017 1:53:01 PM PDT · by VaeVictis · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | September 11, 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    ISIS are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq says US official as horrific pictures of Kurdish soldiers' injuries caused by mustard gas emerge ISIS terrorists are making and using chemical weapons in Syria and Iraq, US officials believe. The government is aware of at least four occasions in both countries where militants have used mustard gas, according to a US security agent. The news came as horrific images emerged of injuries sustained by Kurdish soldiers exposed to the toxic weapons while battling the barbaric Islamists. The US source told the BBC that the mustard powder added to...
  • China Makes Advances in Space Lasers, Microwave Weapons

    03/28/2017 6:43:30 AM PDT · by Epoch Times · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 22, 2017 | Joshua Philipp
    The People’s Liberation Army, the army of the Chinese Communist Party, recently announced a breakthrough on a key weapons programs that may change the nature of war. Chinese scientists claim they’ve had unexpected success in developing a high-powered microwave (HPM) weapon, according to The Diplomat. The magazine notes that in January, Huang Wenhua, deputy director of China’s Northwest Institute of Nuclear Technology, was awarded for his research on directed energy, which HPM weapons use. HPM systems are able to destroy electronic equipment, and in an age when most combat systems—from tanks to planes, radios to satellites—rely on electronics, the weapons...
  • 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.