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  • Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police

    02/23/2010 7:40:56 PM PST · by ScottMerge · 25 replies · 740+ views
    Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee. On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a weapons shipment using the name of a “South Park” cartoon character. And Blackwater has yet to return hundreds of the guns to the military. A Blackwater subsidiary known as Paravant that until recently operated in Afghanistan acquired the weapons for its employees’...
  • June Trial Set in Yee Corruption Case (shoulder fired missiles)

    12/19/2014 3:53:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Courthouse News ^ | 12/18/14 | MARIA DINZEO
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee could face a jury as early as June for charges of political corruption and conspiracy to import guns. At a scheduling conference on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee will be tried along with his political consultant Keith Jackson, who also faces drug and murder-for-hire charges. Breyer said those charges will be tried separately, but lawyers for the defendants, including Yee's lawyer James Lassart, were not satisfied. "The firearms charges are going to be extremely prejudicial. The government has acquired 50 to 70 different firearms that, undoubtedly to...
  • Flash Suppressors Do Not Kill People

    12/19/2012 5:32:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | December 19, 2012 | Jacob Sullum
    "These tragedies must end," says President Obama, referring to Adam Lanza's horrifying assault on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Although it is hard to disagree with that sentiment, the measures Obama favors cannot reasonably be expected to prevent such thankfully rare but nevertheless appalling outbursts of senseless violence. After the massacre, press secretary Jay Carney reiterated Obama's support for reinstating the federal "assault weapon" ban that expired in 2004, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., promised to introduce a bill aimed at doing so next month. But we know for sure that an "assault weapon" ban...
  • Obama: AK-47s Belong In The Hands Of Soldiers, Not Civilians (video)

    07/25/2012 7:08:16 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 122 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 25, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms," President Obama said at the National Urban League convention in New Orleans. "I think we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation. That hunting and shooting are a cherished national heritage." "But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals. That they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities," Obama said Wednesday night.
  • Found While Hiking: Stash of AK-47s

    07/02/2012 6:18:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    No big deal....despite the fact that a stash of AK-47s was found along a hiking trail in not Colombia, not Mexico but in....Arizona. A hiker in the Madera Canyon area found three assault rifles in a black trash bag one mile north of Old Baldy Trail. After receiving a report of the discovery on Wednesday, June 20, the Pima County Sheriff’s Office determined that the rifles were found in Santa Cruz County, and notified the local sheriff’s office. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies then went to the site and recovered what turned out to be a stash of AK-47 assault...
  • Tom Tancredo on the Murder of BP Agent Brian Terry

    12/21/2010 3:42:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies · 4+ views
    Must read. Huge cover up underway by the Obama Administration. Tancredo blows the lid off the story and how the agents were armed with bean bag ammunition against AK-47's. Terry is dead because DHS refuses to allow agents to protect themselves against deadly drug cartel killers operating deep inside Arizona Territory! Why is Fox News refusing to cover any of the details of this senseless murder? Bean bags vs. AK-47s --------------------------------------------------------- Another Border Patrol agent on the Arizona border was shot and killed by Mexican drug smugglers last Tuesday. Of the eight attackers, four are in custody and a...

    03/26/2010 11:21:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 94 replies · 2,773+ views
    Note: Photo included. SNIPPET: "MEXICO CITY – The deputy police chief in the northern Mexican border city of Nogales was killed along with his bodyguard, Sonora state police said Friday. Adalberto Padilla and bodyguard Ivan Sepulveda were shot Thursday night while traveling in a police vehicle. The assailants were described as men inside an SUV who opened fire with AK-47 assault rifles, the weapon of choice for Mexico’s drug cartels. A 16-year-old bystander was wounded during the attack in the city just across the border from Nogales, Arizona." SNIPPET: "In other drug-related violence, a local police chief and his brother...
  • Thais detain alleged `Merchant of Death' (dealings include global illicit arms trafficking)

    03/06/2008 6:46:51 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,153+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/6/08 | Michael Casey - ap
    BANGKOK, Thailand - A Russian dubbed the "Merchant of Death" for allegedly supplying weapons to Africa's bloody conflicts over power and diamonds was arrested Thursday in Thailand on suspicion of conspiring to smuggle guns to Colombia's leftist rebels. Viktor Bout, 41, whose dealings reportedly inspired a 2005 movie about the illicit arms trade, was arrested at U.S. request in his hotel room in Bangkok, said police Lt. Gen. Pongpat Chayapan. Bout had eluded arrest for years and was finally seized after a four-month sting organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. In New York, federal authorities unsealed a criminal complaint...
  • Arizona Muslims draw FBI scrutiny (Shooting AK-47's In A residental Area)

    11/16/2008 7:42:15 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 18 replies · 1,943+ views
    UPI ^ | 11/16/08
    PHOENIX, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Muslim leaders in Arizona have drawn increased scrutiny from federal officials in the past year because of a string of suspicious incidents, officials say. Although no one in the state has been accused of supporting terrorists, one Mesa, Ariz., man was charged with lying to the FBI during the terror financing investigation into a Muslim charity accused of funneling money to the Palestinian group Hamas, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday. Also drawing attention to Arizona Muslims was a target-shooting episode in Phoenix that involved a large group of Muslim men and boys firing hundreds of...
  • Kalashnikov says Iraq shows his gun is still best

    04/17/2006 3:44:47 PM PDT · by Paddlefish · 119 replies · 2,521+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/06
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the world's most popular assault rifle, says that U.S. soldiers in Iraq are using his invention in preference to their own weapons, proving that his gun is still the best. "Even after lying in a swamp you can pick up this rifle, aim it and shoot. That's the best job description there is for a gun. Real soldiers know that and understand it," the 86-year-old gunmaker told a weekend news conference in Moscow. "In Vietnam, American soldiers threw away their M-16 rifles and used (Kalashnikov) AK-47s from dead Vietnamese soldiers, with bullets they...
  • Police Chief: 'Urban Warfare' Slowed New Orleans Rescue

    09/03/2005 8:04:59 AM PDT · by Carl/NewsMax · 149 replies · 7,910+ views ^ | Sept. 3, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    New Orleans Police Chief Edwin Compass said Friday that hurricane rescue efforts were hampered when relief workers came under attack by the city's criminal element, prompting conditions that resembled "urban warfare." "We have never had an urban warfare battle like this on any front in the history of our nation," Compass told NBC's "Dateline." "You're fighting in buildings that are pitch black with darkness. These individuals have root - the criminal element have looted all the gun shops and gun stores in this city, so they're armed, they're dangerous." Federal Emergency Management Agency Chief Michael Brown, under fire for his...
  • Venezuelan military to acquire even more weapons

    12/19/2004 10:18:35 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 536+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Dec. 19, 2004 | Miguel Octavio
    Via this site or the news, I learn that the Venezuelan Government will acquire 100,000 AK-103 and AK-104 assault rifles from the Russians and license the manufacturing of another 200,000. While the discussion seems to center around the US or Russia difference and whether the guns are the rights one or not, I am simply flabbergasted that this Government will spend some US$ 300 million to acquire more guns and this price does not even include the bullets! Imagine a country where only twelve million Venezuelans are above 18, whose military already has more than half a million assault rifles...
  • Muslim Big Bird Goes Berserk! Advocates Violence of Palestinian Version of Sesame Street!

    12/08/2004 1:02:49 PM PST · by maxflack · 24 replies · 842+ views
    Muslim Big Bird Goes Berserk! Advocates Violence on Palestinian Version of Sesame Street!
  • Brady/MMM: Will the NRA Tell the Truth about Military-Style Assault Weapons?

    12/04/2004 4:34:26 PM PST · by TERMINATTOR · 81 replies · 3,507+ views
    Join Together ^ | 12/3/2004 | Brady Campaign
    "This is not a gun you go deer hunting with."Lawrence Keane, senior vice president and general counsel National Shooting Sports Foundation New York Times, 11-23-04 "They can be used for hunting. They are not any morepowerful, and they're not... you can hunt anything. Peoplehunt everything from deer to any type of game."Wayne LaPierre, PresidentNational Rifle AssociationHardball with Chris Matthews, 9-8-04 Washington, DC - The SKS rifle apparently used by the hunter to kill six other hunters in Wisconsin wasn't banned under the Federal assault weapons ban that expired September 13, but it should be banned for civilian use. Designed for...
  • MP3 players for AK-47s

    02/08/2004 3:22:43 PM PST · by mhking · 44 replies · 304+ views
    A BRITISH-based company is selling MP3 players which can be attached to an assault rifle. The "AK-MP3" player is built into the ammunition clip of a Kalashnikov and can be swapped with the real magazine. The device is being advertised on the internet by a Buckinghamshire-based company set up by a group of Russian businessmen who sell audio books. It comes with enough storage space to hold 3000 audio books or 9000 songs. Former Russian rock star Andrey Koltakov, a partner in the dotcom company offering the AK-MP3 for sale, said: "This is our bit for world peace - hopefully,...
  • Mystery deepens over diverted AK-47s

    06/14/2002 5:37:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies · 864+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 14, 2002 | JUAN O. TAMAYO
    PANAMA CITY, Panama - These are the only two things known for certain about a wayward shipment of 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles that has created an uproar in at least three countries: (1) The shipment left Nicaragua on Nov. 2 aboard the 200-foot, Panama-flagged tramp steamer Otterloo. (2) It was bound for the Panamanian police. Everything else about the shipment remains a mystery. But the 173-ton arsenal, bought from the Nicaraguan police in a deal that seemed so clean Managua officials had notified the U.S. Embassy, evolved into one of the largest and most daring arms smuggling capers in the...
  • ..'44 MINUTES' = N. Hollyood Bank Shootout TV Movie

    06/01/2003 7:06:07 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 55 replies · 3,713+ views
    6/1/2003 | ALOHA RONNIE
    NEVER FORGET ...Six years ago our Hero LAPD Officers saved a North Hollywood neighborhood from further harm during a Terrorist Bank Robbery Shootout that resulted in the Deaths of the 2 heavily armed Shooters... ...after ..44 Minutes.. of nothing but combat that was as real as anything seen during the Vietnam War. .."44 MINUTES".. airs tonight at 8pm PDT on the Special Effects Cable TV Movie Channel ..'Fx'.. dramatizing the Event. ...The same Civil Rights Attorney STEPHAN YAGMAN, who sued the U.S. Government on behalf of the Al Qaeda Prisoners at our Guantamino Base in Cuba after the Attacks on...