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  • FBI: Maven Hotel arrest not linked to terrorism or threat to public (supposed terrorism at all star game-Denver)

    07/11/2021 2:21:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 48 replies
    KDVR Fox 31 ^ | 7-11-21 | Nicole Fierro
    The FBI office in Denver said Sunday there is no reason to believe the Maven Hotel incident was connected to terrorism or a threat directed at the All-Star Game. Although police sources did confirm to FOX31 they found 16 long guns, body armor and more than 1,000 rounds of ammo at the scene, FBI Denver tweeted that they are not aware of any threat to the All-Star Game events, venues, players or the community at this time. “As is the case w/major special events, the FBI works closely with our law enforcement partners in preparation for & in support of...
  • U.S Attorney: Man charged in connection to arson at Third Precinct (Minneapolis)

    06/08/2020 3:16:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 24 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/8/20 | KSTP
    A St. Paul man has been charged in connection to the arson at the Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct. Monday, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced it charged 23-year-old Branden Michael Wolfe with aiding and abetting arson. The Minneapolis Police Department's Third Precinct was caught on fire on May 28 following rioting that occurred after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. According to a criminal complaint, police were called on June 3 to the Menards in St. Paul after they received a report that a person with police...
  • Proposed NY Bill Bans Body Armor, Makes Possession A Crime

    01/05/2021 5:22:28 AM PST · by AggregateThreat · 29 replies
    AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to the unlawful purchase or possession of a body vest.
  • BILL TO REQUIRE THOSE WANTING BODY ARMOR TO GET FBI PERMISSION

    08/12/2019 10:32:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 12, 2019 | Chris Eger
    Under Schumer’s measure, those who aren’t law enforcement would need to get a green light from the FBI to get body armor– and show a reason why they need it. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com)Legislation promised in the U.S. Senate would make the legal sale of body armor a “may issue” process signed off on by federal law enforcement. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, announced his legislation on Sunday to require FBI permission before anyone except law enforcement could buy what he termed “sophisticated body armor,” setting a bar that would require a clear purpose, such as an occupational requirement, for the...
  • Schumer bill would require FBI to regulate body armor sales

    08/11/2019 7:03:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2019
    The Senate’s top Democrat says he’s introducing legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday that the legislation would require the bureau to set standards on who would be eligible to purchase bullet-resistant vests and other body armor. The New York senator says there would be exceptions for law enforcement and other public safety professionals. …
  • Army to Test Out Lighter Body Armor Plates This Year

    02/27/2019 5:52:04 PM PST · by Redcitizen · 7 replies
    Military.com ^ | 22 Feb 2019 | Matthew Cox
    U.S. Army equipment experts plan to test lighter-weight, individual body armor plates by this summer, according to a recently released Defense Department test and evaluation report. The Army's multi-component Soldier Protection System body armor features hard-armor plates designed to stop rifle rounds. They’re known as the Vital Torso Protection component of the system.
  • This orange, squishy body armor material could save lives

    06/29/2018 1:25:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 51 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 6/29/18 | Allison Barrie
    It’s bright orange, it’s squishy, it stretches like taffy — and it is unlike any body armor you’ve ever seen. If you were attacked with a baseball bat and you were wearing this bright orange goop under your clothes, then your attacker might as well have swung a toothpick at you — the goop will take the hit for you and absorb the strike. D3O concocted this remarkable, soft, stretchy, flexible, orange material that absorbs shock. Incorporated into their TRUST line of armor, there is a wide range available from helmets, chest, back and knuckle armor through to elbow, knee...
  • Military Changing Body Armor to Accommodate Women’s Hairstyles

    03/23/2018 11:41:39 AM PDT · by BBell · 42 replies
    https://taskandpurpose.com/ ^ | 3/22/18 | HOPE HODGE SECK
    As women enter ground combat fields in larger numbers, the military services are working harder to make gender-specific accommodations for their gear — even down to tweaking protective equipment to fit around longer hair. According to presentations prepared by the Army and the Marine Corps for the Pentagon’s Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, both services are making independent changes to ensure gear fits correctly for women with hair buns. A presentation prepared by Army Lt. Col. Ginger L. Whitehead, product manager for Soldier Protective Equipment, shows a recently introduced version of the Female Improved Outer Tactical Vest,...
  • Sheriff Rejects Body Armor For Deputies To Avoid Cooperating With ICE

    03/04/2018 7:49:37 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 45 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 2/18/2018 | Holly Matkin
    A Texas sheriff refused to sign a letter agreeing to hold arrested illegal immigrants for ICE. ​Austin, TX – Travis County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) deputies lost the opportunity to receive lifesaving ballistic vests, after the department’s sheriff decided it was more important to shield illegal immigrants from federal agents. The vests were made available through a unanimously approved state Senate bill in 2017, which allocated $25 million to help Texas law enforcement agencies to purchase the gear for their officers in the wake of the July 7, 2016 police ambush in Dallas that left five officers dead, KXAN reported. In...
  • Podesta Threatens Jared Kushner on Twitter

    02/27/2018 7:09:03 PM PST · by katnip · 188 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/27/2018 | John Podesta
    I took this as a threat, as did many others on Twitter. Reported to Secret Service, FBI, DOJ etc. Not sure how to post properly (after all these years) but here goes "Seems like those “unnamed sources peddling second-hand hearsay with rank speculation that continue to leak inaccurate information,” came straight from 1600 Penn. Jared better start wearing his kevlar on his back."
  • Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet

    12/27/2017 7:36:05 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 95 replies
    Futurism ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Kyree Leary
    IAMOND-HARD ARMOR The media tends to depict bullet-proof armor as something that’s thick and heavier than regular clothes. Despite being for bodily protection, the added bulk of that armor might restrict a person’s movements. But scientists at the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) have found that diamond-hard armor doesn’t need to be thick. The key to less-bulky protection is graphene, a tightly-packed layer of bonded carbon atoms one million times thinner than a piece of paper. The researchers discovered that two layers of graphene stacked on top of one another can temporarily become as hard...
  • 'Wonder material'flexible as tin foil becomes harder than a diamond when it's hit by a bullet

    12/24/2017 3:02:16 PM PST · by mairdie · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 22 December 2017 | Catherine Chapman
    A wonder material as flexible as tinfoil but hard enough to stop a speeding bullet has been created in the lab. Diamene is made using two layers of graphene, the world's first two-dimensional material which is just one atom thick, a million times thinner than human hair. Such a substance could be used for anything from water-resistant protective coatings to ultra-light bulletproof armour.
  • Homemade Armor that Actually Works

    09/27/2017 6:49:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2017 | D Smola
    This homemade armor actually works! Demolition Ranch has tested all sorts of stuff to see how well it would hold up as makeshift body armor with mixed results in the past. But now, a viewer (Andy) has sent him a simple piece of homemade armor, (1/4 inch un-harden steel glued to a horstall mat) and surprisingly enough, it holds up really well. And that’s saying something considering the damage Matt is known for dishing out! Matt of Demolition Ranch uses these calibers: .229mm.45ACP.50AE12 Gauge Who would have thought something as simple as a horse stall mat, flex seal and a...
  • This foam stops bullets, cosmic rays, x rays and gamma rays.

    02/24/2017 1:35:52 PM PST · by ckilmer · 47 replies
    foxnews ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Allison Barrie
    Foam body armor? Even armor-piercing bullets cannot get through this foam. And the foam doesn’t just stop bullets. It destroys them…this foam decimates bullets into dust. It also stops x-ray, gamma rays, cosmic rays--thereby protecting astronauts
  • .30 Cal vs Body Armor

    10/04/2016 5:58:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2016 | J Hines
    Will the military grade ballistic plate stop these rounds? Watch as Jerry Miculek pits an AR-10 .30 cal against body armor with some high-volume rapid fire. Jerry is trying to duplicate what Richard Ryan of Full Mag did, and that is he fired a .30 cal machine gun at a piece of armor. Jerry will be using the same cal with an AR-10 with the standard NATO 7.62 ball 147 grain rounds. There it is, the plates were able to absorb the hits against it, round after round. There is a reason modern light infantry and combat soldiers wear integrated...
  • The Weighty Issue of Body Armor and Women in Combat

    09/02/2016 10:19:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/16 | Michael Fumento
    Putting females into those positions may give some a warm and fuzzy feeling, but it's a recipe for mission failure and the needless deaths of good men and women. And that's far too high a price to pay to make anyone feel good The highly emotional debate over whether women should be allowed in combat positions in the U.S. military is back. The latest firefight was prompted when the only female officer enrolled in the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course dropped out after failing to complete two conditioning hikes, according to Corps’ Training and Education Command. As a result, “There...
  • Civilian Access to Body Armor Stirs Debate

    06/18/2016 3:01:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 17, 2016 | Ben Kesling
    Civilian Access to Body Armor Stirs Debate Officials worry about bulletproof equipment ending up in criminals’ hands; shooting in Orlando highlights issue By Ben Kesling June 17, 2016 5:30 a.m. ET Weeks before Omar Mateen went on an Orlando shooting spree, he stopped at a gun shop trying to buy body armor capable of stopping police handgun rounds. The store didn’t carry such armor. Had Mateen just gone online, he could have easily gotten armor capable of stopping not only handgun fire, but bullets from SWAT team snipers or even armor-piercing rifle ammunition—shipped right to his door with few questions...
  • Multiple Victims Reported in San Bernardino Shooting (Another Mass Shooting)

    12/02/2015 11:30:06 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 2,864 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/2015 | Willian Avila
    Authorities are responding to a report of 20 victims in a shooting in San Bernardino on Wednesday. The incident was reported in the 1300 block of S. Waterman Avenue (map), according to the San Bernardino Fire Department. Story developing...
  • Richard Davis, Inventor of Soft Body Armor, at the Shot Show

    01/27/2015 5:32:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Richard Davis, in short sleeves, at the Shot Show, Las Vegas, 2015 At the Shot Show this year, I was working away in the media room.  Media are given a room and special access at the Shot Show, as they are most places.   A guard at the door insures that only the privileged are allowed inside.  (The management also provides free food.)  I was chatting with Destinee of FateofDestinee fame when I got the call.   Richard Davis was at the shot Show and willing to talk!  Richard Davis is legendary to gun culture people born before 1960.   He has...
  • California Dem moves to outlaw some civilian body armor

    08/30/2014 2:39:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 30, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Bob Owens at Bearing Arms talks about a new piece of Democrat legislation which, rather than trying to ban various types of weapons, seeks to restrict civilians from using certain classes of body armor. These anti-gun Democrats keep failing to stop us from having guns… and so they seem intent on making sure that we cannot defend ourselves against theirs. HR 5344, the laughably titled “Responsible Body Armor Possession Act,” is nothing more or less than attempt ban Level III and higher body armor that can defeat most common rifle ammunition, such as the steel plate armor sold by AR500...