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  • Feds Have Message for Michigan Boaters

    04/27/2008 10:42:10 PM PDT · by Westlander · 19 replies · 121+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 4-27-2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Boating season is approaching. And the Bush administration wants to enlist the country's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a deadly weapon somewhere along the country's 95,000 miles of coastline and inland waterways.
  • Stripper's truncheon was offensive weapon, court told

    04/19/2008 6:05:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies · 70+ views ^ | 18 April, 2008 | Gordon MacIlwaith
    A STRIPPER'S truncheon is an offensive weapon even though he uses it as a prop in his policeman act, prosecutors claimed yesterday. Student Stuart Kennedy was hauled into court after two female plain-clothes cops spotted him in a fake police uniform. They followed him into the Paramount Bar in Aberdeen and watched him perform as "Sergeant Eros" before charging him with carrying offensive weapons, which also included a fake CS cas canister He was cleared at the city's sheriff court - but yesterday the Crown challenged the ruling at the Appeal Court in Edinburgh. Sheriff Kenneth Stewart had ruled Stuart's...
  • Chelsea Clinton Is Hillaty's New Weapon

    04/16/2008 4:09:14 PM PDT · by blam · 31 replies · 89+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-16-2008 | Toby Harnden
    Chelsea Clinton is Hillary's new weapon By Toby Harnden in Summerdale, Pennsylvania Last Updated: 9:35pm BST 16/04/2008 Hillary Clinton, struggling to contain a tidal wave of youth support for Barack Obama is dispatching the most trusted person in her life to implore university students to give her a chance - her daughter Chelsea. Miss Clinton 28, has taken leave from her New York job with a hedge fund to campaign relentlessly for her mother. Chelsea Clinton faces an uphill task among young voters, who strongly support Barack Obama Shielded by her parents' minders, she tries to keep out of the...
  • NZ man 'used hedgehog as weapon'

    04/07/2008 10:42:59 AM PDT · by BGHater · 50 replies · 99+ views
    BBC ^ | 07 Apr 2008 | BBC
    A man in New Zealand has been charged with using a hedgehog as a weapon, the New Zealand Herald has reported. Police said William Singalargh, 27, had hurled the hedgehog about 5m (16ft) at a 15-year-old boy. "It hit the victim in the leg, causing a large, red welt and several puncture marks," said Senior Sgt Bruce Jenkins, in the North Island town of Whakatane. It was unclear whether the hedgehog was still alive when it was thrown, though it was dead when collected as evidence. The police spokesman said the suspect was arrested "for assault with a weapon, namely...
  • Obama's weapons comments...

    02/23/2008 8:16:34 AM PST · by moderatewolverine · 5 replies · 119+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | 2/23/08 | Primetime Politics
    Featured Debate discussing the veracity of Obama's claims that the US army is attacking the Taliban to get their weapons.
  • Weapon cache found in Babahani area

    02/16/2008 2:30:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 68+ views
    BAGHDAD – Coalition forces and Iraqi army soldiers found two large weapon caches containing 361 60 mm mortars, 34 82 mm mortars and 45 rocket-propelled grenade motors in the area of Babahani, Iraq, Feb. 12. Soldiers from Military Transition Team 842, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division were looking for the caches based on intelligence received by the Iraqi brigade. “The Iraqi army has matured into a tough, dedicated and competent force; and is more than capable of conducting independent operations on par with their...
  • Need Freepers Help: Examples of Guns Protecting Civilians

    02/06/2008 11:06:31 AM PST · by Dr._Joseph_Warren · 29 replies · 198+ views
    02/06/2008 | self
    I'm in an argument with liberal co-workers on the merits of gun ownership. They are claiming that there are few (if any) examples of where civilians (not police officers or security guards) came to the public’s defense. We are talking about malls, universities, restaurants, etc., not private residence. I'm sure there was an incident at restaurant a few years ago, but can't find a link.
  • Coalition Forces Find Prison Facility, Weapon Caches in Diyala; 15 Detained

    01/13/2008 6:38:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 202+ views
    BAGHDAD — Coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists during a multi-day operation Jan. 7 - 10 to disrupt al-Qaida in Iraq networks in the Diyala River Valley. Coalition forces conducted operations in the Sherween Village area targeting al-Qaida in Iraq networks associated with media and foreign terrorist facilitation networks. Reports indicate the region has become a safe haven for terrorists due to continued pressure from Coalition and Iraqi forces pushing al-Qaida networks out of central portions of the country and into the Diyala River Valley. Recent operations in the Diyala River Valley have uncovered a significant amount of weapon caches,...
  • Weapon museum in 'no knives' push[UK][Campaign to educate the dangers of carrying knives]

    11/08/2007 7:18:14 PM PST · by BGHater · 37 replies · 586+ views
    BBC ^ | 08 Nov 2007 | BBC
    A nationwide campaign to educate people about the dangers of carrying knives has been unveiled at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. The weaponry museum says its NTK - No To Knives campaign aims to cut the number of knives on the streets. It has set a target of getting one million young people to make a pledge on its website not to carry knives. Youth Justice Board research shows that one in three young people will carry a knife for protection at some stage. Records from 37 police forces across the UK for the months of April, May and June...
  • Store Owner Shoots, Kills Robber(Greenville SC)

    11/01/2007 1:48:24 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 29 replies · 91+ views
    WYFF 4 Greenville SC ^ | 11/01/2007 | WYFF TV4
    Owner Says Same Man Robbed Him Earlier This Week
  • Energy beam weapon could be used in Iraq

    08/30/2007 9:08:12 AM PDT · by DancesWithCats · 49 replies · 1,297+ views
    MSNBC ^ | august 30th, 2007 | DancesWithCats
    But officials refuse, concerned non-lethal effects could be seen as torture By Richard Lardner Updated: 2:55 p.m. MT Aug 29, 2007 Saddam Hussein had been gone just a few weeks, and U.S. forces in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, were already being called unwelcome invaders. One of the first big anti-American protests of the war escalated into shootouts that left 18 Iraqis dead and 78 wounded. It would be a familiar scene in Iraq's next few years: Crowds gather, insurgents mingle with civilians. Troops open fire, and innocents die. All the while, according to internal military correspondence obtained by The Associated...
  • Ma Deuce Replacement Stumbles

    08/06/2007 5:37:38 PM PDT · by Renfield · 86 replies · 1,976+ views
    Strategypage ^ | 7-31-07 | Jim Dunnigan
    July 31, 2007: Two years ago, field testing of the XM-312, the replacement for the eighty year old, .50 caliber (12.7mm) M-2 ("Ma Deuce") machine-gun, began, in the United States and overseas. Then, nothing. That's because the test results were not encouraging, the biggest shortcoming being the low rate of fire (about 260 rounds per minute). This is about half the rate of the M2, and was believed adequate for the 25mm smart shells the XM312 was originally designed for (as the XM307). But for 12.7mm bullets, it didn't impress the troops. There were some reliability problems, which could be...
  • Iran's atomic plans: fait accompli or stoppable?

    05/06/2007 4:09:52 PM PDT · by humint · 6 replies · 325+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun May 6, 2007 9:09AM EDT | By Louis Charbonneau
    BERLIN - World powers have failed to persuade Iran to halt its nuclear program despite nearly four years of diplomatic efforts and are beginning to confront the ultimate choice -- accept it or stop it at all costs. The U.N. Security Council has already passed two resolutions imposing sanctions on the Islamic republic for refusing to suspend its uranium enrichment program. The West fears Iran wants to develop fuel for atomic weapons but Iran says its nuclear ambitions are limited to peacefully generating electricity and is determined to press ahead. As a result, the six world powers dealing with Iran...
  • Navy patent reveals underwater sound weapon

    05/03/2007 7:42:11 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 22 replies · 1,353+ views
    Engadget ^ | April 30, 2007 | Donald Melanson
    The U.S. Navy certainly doesn't seem to have any shortage of unconventional weapons in development, but it looks like it still has plenty more ideas on its plate, with a recent patent revealing yet another new weapon that takes a slightly different path towards its target. While this one is unconventional, it certainly doesn't appear to be non-lethal, employing sonar to generate what the Navy describes as "acoustic remote cavitation," which can supposedly destroy torpedoes, mines, and any other "undesirable objects" in its path. What's more, the Navy says that can be done from a distance of up to one...
  • AR15 rifles move into hunting mainstream

    04/28/2007 9:38:22 AM PDT · by reginhild · 26 replies · 6,868+ views
    Free Republic original publication | April 28, 2007 | Rob Berg
    Recently we had the Jim Zumbo incident as a new fact of life in our internet connected culture. The rifle that was involved in his article was the AR15 and the opinion that got Jim laid off was that they are not hunting rifles. Jim Zumbo was testing an artillery round by the old cartoon method of hitting it on the head with a hammer. What he did not know is that the common military caliber 5.56 or .223 in AR15 had been fully adopted by varmint hunters. Additionally, in the last 6 years, multiple alternative calibers for the AR15...
  • Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries

    03/22/2007 5:04:24 PM PDT · by lizol · 12 replies · 494+ views ^ | 22.03.2007 | Yuri Seleznyov
    Russia?s globally recognized military hardware shamefully pirated in Western countries 22.03.2007 The Russian government is concerned with the problem of pirated Russian arms made in other countries, including the new East European members of the WTO and EU. It turns out that this matter is of a concern not only for analysts and observers. For the first time this problem was publicly mentioned on the highest political level. At the meeting of the Committee on Export Control held recently in Moscow Russian First Vice-Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov put it flatly that western countries, forbidding the sales of the Russian arms...
  • Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007 (That didn't take long)

    02/20/2007 5:58:18 AM PST · by xmission · 170 replies · 21,091+ views ^ | 12/13/2007 | Mrs. MCCARTHY of New York
    A BILL To reauthorize the assault weapons ban, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2007'. SEC. 2. REINSTATEMENT FOR 10 YEARS OF REPEALED CRIMINAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES. (a) Reinstatement of Provisions Wholly Repealed- Paragraphs (30) and (31) of section 921(a), subsections (v) and (w) and Appendix A of section 922, and the last 2 sentences...
  • US military unveils heat-ray gun

    01/25/2007 12:43:49 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 33 replies · 1,654+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, January 25, 2007 | James Westhead
    The gun uses a large dish mounted on a Humvee vehicle The US military has given the first public display of what it says is a revolutionary heat-ray weapon to repel enemies or disperse hostile crowds. The gun - called Silent Guardian - projects an invisible high energy beam that produces a sudden burning feeling, but is actually harmless. The beam can be fired as far as 500m (550 yards), much further than existing non-lethal weapons like rubber bullets. The gun should be in use by the US military within three years. The prototype weapon uses a large rectangular...
  • Yes, Rudy Giuliani Is a Conservative -- And an electable one, at that.

    01/24/2007 5:53:08 PM PST · by Sunsong · 716 replies · 6,510+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter, 07 | Steven Malanga
    Not since Teddy Roosevelt took on Tammany Hall a century ago has a New York politician closely linked to urban reform looked like presidential timber. But today ex–New York mayor Rudy Giuliani sits at or near the top of virtually every poll of potential 2008 presidential candidates. Already, Giuliani’s popularity has set off a “stop Rudy” movement among cultural conservatives, who object to his three marriages and his support for abortion rights, gay unions, and curbs on gun ownership. Some social conservatives even dismiss his achievement in reviving New York before 9/11. An August story on the website Right Wing...
  • China Tests Anti-Satellite Weapon

    01/18/2007 9:43:55 PM PST · by familyop · 22 replies · 695+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 18JAN07 | Al Pessin
    Space experts have confirmed a report that China successfully tested a new anti-satellite weapon last week, firing the weapon to destroy one of its own old satellites. VOA's Al Pessin reports from the Pentagon.The report of a new Chinese space weapon first appeared in the publication Aviation Week and Space Technology. And on Tuesday the director of the private Center for Defense Information, space security expert Theresa Hitchens, said she and other specialists have been able to confirm it. "There has been some confirmation through the tracking data of the satellite that's been released by the U.S. Air Force. And...