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  • Tennessee’s new official state rifle is so powerful it can ‘destroy commercial aircraft’

    02/28/2016 1:53:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Washington Post Wonkblog ^ | February 26, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is a powerful gun. Widely used in the military, its rounds can "penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars," according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence describes .50 caliber rifles like the Barrett as "among the most destructive weapons legally available to civilians in the United States." And as of Wednesday, the Barrett .50 caliber is now the official state rifle of Tennessee, joining an illustrious roster of other state symbols including the raccoon (state wild...
  • MIT: Shooter On Loose; Officer Down

    04/18/2013 8:22:45 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 2,592 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 18 April 2013
    MIT issued an emergency alert at 10:48 on Thursday night reporting shots fired on the university campus. The school newspaper reports, "Shots fired near 32 Vassar St (Stata Center), police officer down. Please stay inside." That report is backed up by CBS News's Bonney Kapp who reports hearing "officer down" on the police scanner just before the MIT alert went out. For now, details are scarce, but the suspect is on the loose and considered armed and extremely dangerous.