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  • Christian College Teaches Mandatory Patriotism Class, With Rifle Marksmanship

    10/28/2017 4:05:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/28/2017 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    One Christian college has developed a unique response to the "culture" of star athletes like Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance — a mandatory class on patriotism. "We are trying to teach students to understand and support and be willing to defend our country," Jerry Davis, president of the College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college outside of Branson, Mo., told Fox News on Friday. "We think that's needed, especially because of the culture in which we live. We have 99 percent of us being — having our safety secured by less than 1...
  • U.S. Army Raising “Concerns” Over CMP Transfers

    05/24/2015 12:41:01 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 125 replies
    FPC Blog ^ | May 24, 2015 | Evan Gillespie
    U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) made headlines recently when he introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 1735). The amendment allows for the transfer of surplus 1911A1 handguns to the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) for sale to the general public. Last week, in response, the U.S. army released a white paper voicing “concern” over this amendment and claimed that there would be “potential negative impacts on public safety from the large amount of semi-automatic and concealable pistols that will be released for public purchase.” These concerns included the traceability of the firearms after sale, and...
  • Austin cop's sure shot stopped crazed gunman

    12/05/2014 3:31:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Holding the reins of two horses with one hand, Austin Police Sgt. Adam Johnson raised his service pistol and fired a bullseye into the target some 312 feet away. Down went Larry McQuilliams, and so ended his rampage through the streets of the Texas capital, where he’d fired more than 100 rounds from his AK-47 and .22-caliber rifles at buildings. The shot, from Johnson’s Smith & Wesson M&P .40 pistol, hit McQuilliams square in the chest and made the 15-year-veteran the toast of gun enthusiasts around the country. “At a minimum, it was extraordinary shot,” said Army Maj. John Plaster,...
  • Obama’s new executive order will kill the 110-year-old Civilian Marksmanship Program

    08/29/2013 3:56:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/28/13 | Mike Piccione
    The White House announced on Thursday that it intends to “ban almost all re-imports of military surplus firearms to private entities” through executive order, which would effectively shut down the 110-year-old Civilian Marksmanship Program. In a Fact Sheet published on today referencing the upcoming executive order the ban on importing military weapons is designed to “keep military-grade firearms off our streets.” Exceptions for import may be allowed for museums. The CMP tightly controls the importation of obsolete military weapons. The program was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act with the purpose...
  • Trouble With Math? Maybe You Should Get Your Brain Zapped

    05/19/2013 5:14:27 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 16 May 2013 | Emily Underwood
    Enlarge Image Primed for numbers. Random pulses of electrical current can accelerate math learning. Credit: Albert Snowball If you are one of the 20% of healthy adults who struggle with basic arithmetic, simple tasks like splitting the dinner bill can be excruciating. Now, a new study suggests that a gentle, painless electrical current applied to the brain can boost math performance for up to 6 months. Researchers don't fully understand how it works, however, and there could be side effects. The idea of using electrical current to alter brain activity is nothing new—electroshock therapy, which induces seizures for therapeutic...
  • Why the 50 Meter Zero? (rifle marksmanship)

    05/02/2013 9:22:02 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 52 replies
    Why the 50 Meter Zero? Rourke linked to an excellent pictorial about ballistic trajectories from different zero's over at Let's look at the trajectory using a 25 meter zero. If you look the bullet path is 8 inches high from roughly 125m to250m. This is a real problem. This is enough of a problem that folks will miss targets. In fact that is what happened. My informal understanding of the development of the 50 meter zero is as follows. Dudes were missing Tango's in the 100-150 meter range which was pretty close to the max range guys found themselves...
  • The Government Is Selling A Bunch Of Classic WW2 Rifles

    09/03/2012 5:13:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Geoffrey Ingersoll
    Guess what? You can buy WW2 rifles from the government. The "Civilian Marksmanship Program" is a private non-profit, but the government classifies it as a "government corporation hybrid." A Congressional document, leaked by Wikileaks, details how what was once a wholly, publicly owned and operated military wholesale program became this strange, incredibly rare "hybrid" company. Here's how it works: All the weapons, the M1 Carbines and M1 Garands (with that distinctive 'ping!' we've all heard in the movies), are owned by the Army, housed by the Army, guarded by the Army, and logistically transferred by the Army. This "company," serves...
  • Kids' program teaches gun safety and skills (TX)

    07/08/2012 9:33:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-8-12 | Pete Holley
    Houston police officer Karl Pederson is all too familiar with the consequences of a curious child coming into contact with a gun. During his 27 years on the force - 15 spent working at Texas Children's Hospital - he's seen too many kids die in gun-related tragedies. "All the children's deaths have stuck with me," the 49-year-old father of two said. "Any time a child loses their life, it's just crushing to me, and I think it can always be prevented." For some, prevention means keeping kids as far away from guns as possible. For Pederson, it means placing a...
  • Wounded Warrior Marksmanship Units – An Army Bull’s-Eye

    03/12/2012 5:30:27 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Michael Molinaro
    FORT BENNING, Ga. --( The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is proud to announce its historic expansion with the creation of a Marksmanship Instructor Group and Paralympic Section, the first-ever Army units designed specifically for wounded warriors deemed able to continue to serve on active duty. Approved by the Army this week, this historic first is part of the Army Chief of Staff’s initiative supporting Wounded Warriors. For these Soldiers, serving in the USAMU will involve raising Army combat readiness by providing the absolute best shooting instruction for all Army units. They will also showcase the Army by competing at a...
  • Revolutionary endeavor: Bottineau’s Jonathan Bartlett teaches Project Appleseed(ND)

    01/31/2012 6:48:50 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 30 January, 2012 | KIM FUNDINGSLAND
    BOTTINEAU It wouldn't be surprising if Jonathan Bartlett bleeds red, white and blue. The Bottineau resident has a deepening appreciation for this nation's founding fathers and early citizens and citizen soldiers. A few years ago, Bartlett was introduced to Project Appleseed, a combination heritage and marksmanship program conducted by the Revolutionary War Veterans Association. He was so captured by the experience that he continues to rise through the ranks of RWVA. "It was inspiring. It motivated me to be involved," said Bartlett. "Something really connected with the shooting aspect and the history of our founding. Our founders inspired our free...
  • Marksmanship Matters

    04/21/2011 10:42:43 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 45 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | 4/18/11 | Barrett Tillman
    Until recently the infantryman’s primary weapon was a radio connected to an artillery battery, a helicopter gunship or an A-10 Warthog. But in today’s asymmetric warfare, traditional American advantages, such as artillery and air power, have largely been negated. The majority of combat-related casualties are caused by explosives rather than small arms, but in direct combat, riflery matters as never before. Americans rarely lose rifle fights. It occurs so seldom that it’s considered remarkable. But it can happen. Probably the most-publicized combat action in recent years was the prolonged shootout at Wanat, Afghanistan, in 2008. Seventy-two U.S. and Afghan soldiers...
  • Project Appleseed April 23 & 24 at Knob Creek Range in Kentucky

    04/10/2011 6:26:30 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Project Appleseed ^ | 4/10/11 | Self
    Source link leads to a clickable map of the US enabling you to find the Appleseed dates and locations nearest you. You can't beat 2 full days of shooting and quality instruction for the money.
  • Soldier becomes second woman to set national high-powered rifle record [guess who was first?]

    09/18/2010 2:33:15 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 33 replies · 1+ views ^ | 17 Sept 2010 | unattributed
    FORT BENNING, Ga. (WTVM) – A U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit soldier becomes the first service member since 1987 to win the National High Power Rifle Championship. Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher set a new national record in the match with a 2396-161x, dropping only four shots during the entire competition. She shot 21 more bulls eyes than anyone else. Competitors included legends of the sport and past champions. "I wanted to be in the military since I was very young-I was drawn to the challenge and excitement of it," said Gallagher. "I wanted to learn how to be a leader and...
  • Appleseed Project will be on Fox and Friends this Monday

    08/27/2010 10:44:07 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 8 replies
    Appleseed Project ^ | 8/27/10 | Appleseed
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION TO DISCUSS PROJECT APPLESEED ON FOX & FRIENDS Ramseur, NC - 27 August 2010 – Tune in to Fox & Friends on the Fox News Channel this August 30th, 2010 during the 8:00 a.m. ET hour to hear an engaging success story about how the Revolutionary War Veterans Association (RWVA) is teaching early American history and rifle marksmanship through a nationwide, all-volunteer program called Project Appleseed. Times may vary. Please check your local listings. Since its inception in 2006, the RWVA has doubled the number of Appleseed clinics and attendees served each year....
  • Army shooters take title at interservice championship

    08/07/2010 6:13:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    defencetalk ^ | Aug 5, 2010 | Michael Molinaro
    QUANTICO, Va.: Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all interservice marksmanship championships in 2010 -Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol interservice competitions, as a team and individually. "We know that the Army expects us to be the best," said Lt. Col. Daniel Hodne, commander of the USAMU. "The USAMU's service rifle section has maintained a cumulative string of victories at...
  • Firing squad: An eyewitness account of Gardner's execution

    06/18/2010 8:20:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 103 replies · 2,541+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 6/18/2010 | Nate Carlisle
    Draper » Ronnie Lee Gardner's head, covered by a black hood, remained upright. His body sat straight in the chair to which it was strapped. As my eyes traveled down Gardner's left arm, past his dark blue jumpsuit, I saw his pale white skin appear below his elbow. Half a faded blue tattoo, some kind of diamond shape, stuck out from the restraint around his wrist. At the bottom of his restraint, I focused on his fist. Gardner died much the way he lived -- with a clenched fist. Yes, this was my first time witnessing an execution. I...
  • DARPA Awards Lockheed Martin $3.9M Contract to Develop Advanced Rifle Scope for Soldiers

    05/26/2010 8:17:49 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 657+ views
    Lockheed Martin ^ | 5/26/2010 | Lockheed Martin
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lockheed Martin a $3.93 million contract to develop a rifle-scope attachment to enhance soldiers’ marksmanship capabilities. The Dynamic Image Gunsight Optic or DInGO system will enable soldiers to accurately view targets at varying distances without changing scopes or suffering a decrease in optical resolution. The system will enhance soldiers’ ability to accurately hit targets at a range of between three and 600 meters. DInGO automatically calculates the range with a low power laser rangefinder, digitally zooms in on it and accounts for environmental conditions such as wind using sensors built into the...
  • Shooting Drills Help Marines Sharpen Skills

    01/27/2010 3:06:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 21 replies · 677+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde, USMC
    CAMP DWYER, Afghanistan, Jan. 27, 2010 – With large packs and complete sets of personal protective equipment, Marines from Headquarters and Service Company of 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, arrived at the makeshift rifle range here Jan. 23 under rain-threatening clouds. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, fire rounds at a target while at the rifle range on Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Jan. 23, 2010. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tommy Bellegarde  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. "There's going to be a lot of pivoting and shooting, facing away from the target and turning...
  • Airmen help Afghan National Army Air Corps soldiers take aim

    01/05/2010 3:46:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 421+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    1/5/2010 - KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group here are training 30 Afghanistan National Army Air Corps soldiers on the M-240B rifle in January here. For some of the ANAAC soldiers it was their first time shooting the gas-powered machine gun while for others it was their second, but the Airmen mentors noticed improvement in their abilities. "Very good. That is how you are supposed to shoot," said Tech. Sgt. Kevin Conley, a 738th AEAG security forces adviser as the ANAAC soldiers practiced firing their weapons throughout the 205th Corps Firing Range here Jan....
  • Saint Augustine, FL October 10th and 11th, Appleseed Shoot: Liberty, Heritage, Marksmanship

    08/30/2009 9:13:51 PM PDT · by caseyblane · 13 replies · 1,007+ views
    I would like to invite everyone to St. Augustine October 10th and 11th. Below is some information about the program. Link to flyer: and more info at I hope you can make it, and bring a non-shooting friend, Casey What is Project Appleseed? Appleseed is a program that instructs Americans on the traditional rifle marksmanship skills that have been passed down from generation to generation, along with reconnecting today's Americans with the people and events of the Founding era. Participants are taught fundamental rifle marksmanship skills that are required to allow a Rifleman to be accurate out to...