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  • 'Assault Weapons,' Explained

    05/14/2018 3:06:08 PM PDT · by Sopater · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | 5/14/18 | Jacob Sullum
    How a scary name for an arbitrary group of firearms distorts the gun control debate James Huberty, a 41-year-old survivalist who had recently lost his job as a security guard, spent the morning of July 18, 1984, at the San Diego Zoo with his wife, Etna, and their two daughters. The family ate lunch at a McDonald's restaurant in the Clairemont neighborhood before returning to their home in San Ysidro. After Etna lay down to rest, Huberty approached her and said, "I want to kiss you goodbye." When she asked him where he was going, he said he was "hunting...
  • READINESS: Militias prepare an answer to tyranny

    05/14/2018 8:06:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 67 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/14/18 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "If they try to remove Trump, (there) won't be a Constitution Crisis; it'll be a Revolution Crisis," a call in guest told a popular U.S. talk show host recently. With a population of 325 million and over 300 million firearms, America’s gun owners have no intention of allowing gun grabbers to steal their lawfully owned firearms. Amendment II of the US Constitution states "A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." The militia acts of 1792 and 1903 are giving militia groups...
  • China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier begins maiden sea trial

    05/13/2018 6:30:54 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Sunday, 13 May, 2018, 9:51am | Matt Ho
    China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier began its maiden sea trial early Sunday morning, state media reported, putting its home-made power and propulsion systems to the test. The yet-to-be-christened Type 001A carrier left a shipyard at the northeastern port of Dalian at 6.45am, Xinhua said, and sailed out of the port half an hour later. The local maritime authority has declared a restricted area in the Yellow Sea off the Dalian coast from Sunday to noon on Friday. Military observers have been watching for signs the new aircraft carrier was about to start sea trials after photos of it being...
  • Pres. Trump asks Pentagon to look at options for withdrawing troops from South Korea: report

    05/04/2018 1:28:38 AM PDT · by Atlantic Friend · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump asks Pentagon to look at options for withdrawing troops from South Korea: reportPresident Trump has asked the Pentagon to look at options for reducing the number of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea as he prepares to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, The New York Times reports. The U.S. currently has roughly 28,000 soldiers stationed on the Korean peninsula. It’s unclear if the plans will call for a full or partial withdrawal of troops. Some at the Pentagon are concerned that bringing troops home from South Korea ahead of Trump’s meeting with Kim could create...
  • Return of Fleeing Felon? Louisiana Shooting of Running Teen Justified

    05/01/2018 8:31:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In Shreveport, on the afternoon of 30 October, 2017, three suspects are alleged to have been breaking into a car behind a restaurant. The restaurant owner surprised the suspects.   He felt threatened, and fired at one of the suspects, hitting him in the head. The suspect later died. The other suspects fled the scene. Two police officers, a Lt. and the police chief, also fired at the suspects.  From    ktbs.com: Tacorey Banks, 17, was one of three teens allegedly breaking into a car behind a restaurant when the car's owner confronted the teens and shot Banks in the head. Banks...
  • OK: Armed Neighbor Saves Woman Attacked by Pack of Dogs

    04/30/2018 4:56:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 October, about 4 p.m. in Enos, Oklahoma, Michelle Slaughter was attacked by a pack of five large dogs. She was bitten repeatedly. The dogs refused to stop the attack until an armed neighbor shot one of the attacking dogs. Then the other four dogs ran off. The dogs had escaped from their pen. The owner, a firefighter, was in the northwestern part of the state, battling a wildfire. From kxii.com: Otis Arnold was on his way home from work, and stopped to help right after one of the dogs, a Belgian Milnois, was shot and killed by...
  • In the Wall Street Journal, Stephen Meyer Proposes an Intelligent Design for National Defense

    04/04/2018 12:34:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Evolution News and Science Today ^ | 04/02.2018 | David Klinghoffer
    Against the backdrop of an upcoming presidential meeting with Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer has a striking proposal. Writing with Arthur Herman in the Wall Street Journal, he concisely argues for a cheap and technologically very attainable alternative to waiting passively to see what comes of North Korea’s growing ICBM collection.Yes, this is Steve Meyer of Darwin’s Doubt and Signature in the Cell fame. Herman and Meyer argue for the use of drones to intercept missiles at boost phase: Our existing ground-based missile-defense systems are designed to intercept intercontinental ballistic missiles during the later phases of flight....
  • Memo to Trump Haters – This President Just Might Save Your Lives

    04/03/2018 10:16:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Larry Kelly
    It seems not have occurred to the viewers of CNN, to Anderson Cooper and to the endless guest commentators who form the anti-Trump media that, if they are successful in paralyzing this presidency via some form of legal jeopardy, their own lives could be imperiled. They appear utterly convinced that Trump must be stopped for a myriad of reasons but especially before he can order a preemptive strike on North Korea. Yet it seems that their abject hatred for Trump has blinded them from seeing that we are rapidly moving toward a new Cuban Missile crisis where, in addition...
  • Mattis Dispels Rumors He'll Find It Hard to Work with Bolton: 'Last I Checked, He's an American'

    03/28/2018 7:28:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | 03/28./2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Secretary of Defense James Mattis dispelled reports Tuesday that he was apprehensive about working with President Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor John Bolton. "I'll tell you right up front, it's going to be a partnership, we are going to go forward," Mattis told reporters during a news conference at the Pentagon. When asked about his differing world views with Bolton, Mattis responded, "I hope that there's some different world views. That's the normal thing you want unless you want group think." Mattis acknowledged that the two hadn’t met yet but said Bolton was coming to the Pentagon later this week...
  • President Trump hints he may use Defense budget to build the border wall now

    03/25/2018 5:46:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump tweeted something very suggestive this morning, indicating that he may use the powers of the executive to work around the $1.3 trillion abomination’s limitations on the border wall: Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018 “Build WALL through M” sounds like a plan that John Salisbury outlined in a...
  • Defense Against Bears with Pistols: 97% Success rate, 37 incidents by Caliber

    02/24/2018 11:28:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. Even some of the vaunted magnums.” OK, give us a few examples. As you claim “legions”, it should not be too hard. I never received a response. I believe the claim was made in good faith. There has been much conjecture about the lack of efficacy of pistols for defense against bears. A little searching...
  • Parkland Officer’s Hesitation To Stop Shooting Fits A Pattern Of Police Cowardice

    02/23/2018 5:52:00 AM PST · by Sopater · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2/23/18 | Michael Graham
    My uncle John is a retired Los Angeles police officer. He doesn’t like to talk about it, but if I buy him enough drinks, he’ll tell how he captured an armed bad guy on the streets of LA, although my uncle was off-duty and unarmed.The story involves car chases, foot chases, and a shotgun—and the guy holding it wasn’t my uncle. Fortunately, everything worked out that day, and a dangerous criminal was off the streets because my uncle risked his life—off the clock. I think about my Uncle John every time I read an all-too-frequent report like this one: “The...
  • SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING FROM MILITARY EXPERTS?

    02/16/2018 8:54:10 AM PST · by jobim · 80 replies
    vanity | 2/16/18 | jobim
    Why are we not looking to our military for strategies on how to defend our schools? They are the ones who have the training - no one else does. Shouldn't our focus be on the defense of our schools? How many military personnel have been on TV to be interviewed? None. Some areas to be assessed: 1) location 2) building lay-out 3) who has access (list of problem individuals) 3) personnel available to look, listen, report 4) response to an invasion Every school community has a large pool of willing individual volunteers who could give some hours to patrol each...
  • After School Shooting, Legislator Files Complicated School Marshal Bill

    02/07/2018 11:32:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent rampage school shooting in Benton, Kentucky, a 15-year-old boy killed two classmates and wounded 14 others. One student said that the worst part was hiding and waiting 45 minutes before the police appeared. This illustrates the problem of relying on centralized police to handle rampage shootings.  A Sheriff's Department School Resource Officer was at the school at the time. It is unclear what effect the School Resource Officer had on the shooting, if any. The shooter was taken into custody without a struggle. Senator Steve West, (R) SD-027, of Kentucky, has introduced the same bill he introduced...
  • Supersonic Round Features 100-Mile Rang

    02/07/2018 10:00:42 AM PST · by bunkerhill7 · 24 replies
    thomasnet.com ^ | Feb. 7 2018 | Jeff Reinke
    Supersonic Round Features 100-Mile Range The Department of Defense recently announced plans to test-fire a hypervelocity projectile or HVP that will reach speeds of Mach 6 (4,600 mph) with the ability to hit targets up to 100 miles away. In development for more than a decade, it was initially developed for use with the infamous railgun. However, with that weapon system facing cost and application issues, the new HVP could be fired from 155 mm howitzers or the deck guns found on Navy destroyers and cruisers. Described as a defensive weapon, some analysts think it could be a low-cost alternative...
  • Presidential Memorandum on the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities

    02/05/2018 4:22:02 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 15 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | Feb.5 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    Presidential Memorandum on the Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under Section 1238 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 Issued on: February 5, 2018 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SUBJECT: Delegation of Certain Functions and Authorities under Section 1238 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate...
  • Feds Spent $9 on Defense for Every $1 on Healthcare 50 Years Ago

    01/26/2018 6:33:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    TAS ^ | 01/26/2018 | HUNT LAWRENCE AND DANIEL J. FLYNN
    Anyone over the age of 30 has lived through a rather profound shift in federal priorities. A half-century ago, defense accounted for 45 percent of federal outlays at $405 billion. Medicare and health, combining for $45 billion, constituted five percent of the budget. Granted, the budget disparity occurred at the peak of the Vietnam War. But a review of federal budgets during non-war postwar years generally shows defense dwarfing health-related expenses. The entity eating up the largest portion of the federal budget remains the well-fed Department of Health and Human Services, which devours roughly $1.1 trillion. Social Security ($1 trillion),...
  • New Pentagon strategy takes aim at Russia, China

    01/19/2018 10:43:33 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Wesley Morgan
    The Pentagon’s new defense strategy calls for aggressive steps to counter Russia and China, directing the military to retrain its attention on great-power competition after nearly two decades of focusing primarily on Islamist militants and "rogue" nations. The Obama-era Quadrennial Defense Review called for “preserving strategic stability” with Moscow and Beijing and took a rosier view of the prospects for further nuclear arms reductions in partnership with Russia. Now, the new document asserts in blunt language, both Russia and China must be the U.S. armed forces’ "principal priorities." “The erosion of our military advantage is the problem that the strategy...
  • Pakistan Suspends Intelligence And Defence Cooperation With US: Report

    01/10/2018 11:51:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    India.com ^ | 01/10/2018
    Islamabad, Jan 10: Pakistan has suspended all intelligence and defence cooperation with the United States (US), said its defence minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Tuesday, reported The News International. The Pakistan minister came down heavily on the US for questioning Islamabad’s role in bringing peace in Afghanistan and said the suspension of military aid by the US has no importance.“US military aid suspension to Pakistan has no importance. At the same time, strategic dialogue between the two countries has also faced suspension for last two years. High-level dialogues with the US would not work until resumption and consistency in...
  • Transgender people cleared to join military, for now [Sign-ups legal starting January 1]

    01/02/2018 2:24:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/31/17 | Ass Press
    ....Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start Monday. ...Justice Department isn’t dropping its court fight to institute the ban on transgender enlistment but said Friday it would wait for a Pentagon study... ...Pentagon said then that it would allow transgender enlistment to start...