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  • Pentagon Confirms: U.S. Weapons Likely Seized by Islamic State Militants

    10/22/2014 12:05:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 22, 2014 | Adam Kredo
    The Pentagon confirmed to the Free Beacon on Wednesday that a U.S. shipment of weapons dropped into Iraq likely strayed off course and was likely intercepted by Islamic State (IS, ISIL, or ISIS) militants. After reviewing information about the weapons drop, which was intended to arm anti-IS forces near the embattled town of Kobani, the Pentagon determined that at least one of the 28 arms shipments “may have been seized by ISIL.” Reports and video emerged Tuesday that appeared to show IS forces digging through a U.S. weapons shipment that appeared to include grenades and other arms. Department of Defense...
  • US Airdrops Weapons to Kurds Despite Turkish Opposition

    10/19/2014 11:22:58 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-20-14 | Ari Yashar
    American C-130 military transport aircraft made "multiple" airdrops of weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters fending off Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, despite Turkey labeling the Kurds "terrorists." According to US Central Command on Monday, the drops consisted of equipment from Kurdish authorities in Iraq, and were "intended to enable continued resistance against Isil's (ISIS - ed.) attempts to overtake Kobane," reports BBC. The US-led coalition against ISIS has already conducted over 135 airstrikes against ISIS over the past several weeks to defend Kobane, located strategically along the Syrian and Turkish border....
  • Guard investigates video of bikini-clad women firing weapons, riding tanks

    10/17/2014 4:41:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Brady McCombs
    SALT LAKE CITY — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.
  • The German Army Is Getting a New Machine Gun

    10/17/2014 7:08:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Joseph Trevithick
    Last year, the German armed forces announced they would purchase Heckler and Koch’s MG-5 machine gun to finally replace a World War II-era weapon. The new machine gun should put the Bundeswehr’s existing weapons to shame—and make up for past failures. “Its main feature is that it is much more accurate than its predecessor,” German army colonel Christian Brandes told U.S. Army reporters at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona during testing of the new gun on Oct. 14. The predecessor Brandes was referring to is the MG-3. That aging weapon is essentially just an upgrade of a machine gun Adolf...
  • Knockoff Guns, War Buses and Other Embarrassing Iranian Weapons

    10/17/2014 7:02:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 17, 2014 | Jassem Al Salami
    The last week of September marks the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war that began in 1980. Formal ceremonies for Sacred Defense Week include a nationwide parade, war remembrance gatherings and—of the most interest to War Is Boring—theatrical unveiling events for new weaponry. This year Iranian authorities extended the weapons unveilings into the first week of October—national police week in Iran—and then a few days more. The extensive show of military might came amid the growing threat of Sunni militia groups inside Iran. Tehran is eager to project an image of strength. But that doesn’t mean all of this new weaponry...
  • Accused Boston Common attacker held on $1M bail (time to outlaw pink-handle knives?)

    10/15/2014 5:26:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 15, 2014 | Antonio Planas
    The 34-year-old homeless man accused of a vicious attack on two park rangers yesterday in the Boston Common was ordered held on $1 million cash bail today. Bodio Hutchinson pleaded innocent to numerous assault charges in the 4:36 p.m. alleged slashing that prosecutor Lynn Feigenbaum said left both rangers with five stab wounds each.
  • The Burp Gun Was Ugly—But Damn Did It Spray Lead (Soviet PPSh-41)

    10/15/2014 6:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 15, 2014 | Paul Huard
    For nearly 30 years, soldiers heard an unforgettable sound coming from a weapon firing from behind the rubble in Stalingrad. Or echoing in the frozen hills of the Korean Peninsula during human-wave attacks. Or even rattling the jungles of Vietnam during firefights with the Viet Cong. BRRAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP-PAP! Before the AK-47 became the symbol of Soviet armed forces, there was the “burp gun”—officially, the PPSh-41. It’s an ugly gun that makes an ugly sound during extended fire. Looks aside, the burp gun sure did work.
  • Some Weapons Bound For Syrian Rebels End Up With ISIS

    10/12/2014 3:56:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/12/2014
    Conflict Armament Research tracks the weapons the self-proclaimed Islamic State uses. As Damien Spleeters tells NPR's Scott Simon, the group traced weapons back to more than 20 countries. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: ISIS has used ammunition and arms from many sources in its campaign in Kobani and across Syria and northern Iraq. The private group that tries to track these weapons is called Conflict Armament Research. This week, they released a new report. They found that the weapons come from over 20 countries and include arms that are both modern and sometimes decades-old. Damien Spleeters is a field investigator from the...
  • ISIS ammunition has origins in United States, China: Report

    10/06/2014 10:44:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Zee News ^ | 10/06/2014 | By Manisha Singh
    Baghdad: In its fight in Syria and Iraq, the dreaded terror group, Islamic State or ISIS, has been using ammunition from the United States among other countries as per reports. As per reports in New York Times, field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organisation suggested that weaponry sent to Syria and Iraq to help the governments there had passed to the militants. This had in turn helped the rise of ISIS and had added to their combative strenght. One of the ammunition that the ISIS has used in the war has been the rifle cartridges from the US. This...
  • The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

    10/01/2014 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 28 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.01.14 6:30 am | Andy Greenberg
    WIRED.COM can not be linked to or excerpted according to 'Da Rulz', but I wanted to pass on that the site has an article up about how the creator of the 'plastic gun' has now come up with a computer-controlled milling machine that can create an AR-15 lower receiver. More details at site... Ignore the link above, it only leads to the FR index page. The link to read the article is here: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/cody-wilson-ghost-gunner/
  • US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

    09/05/2014 12:44:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9-4-2014 | AP
    he United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is...
  • Granite State Debate, U.S. Senate: A ban on assault weapons

    09/04/2014 6:35:49 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire discuss whether a ban on assault weapons should exist.
  • Syrian Rebels' Homemade Weapons a Curious Mix of 21st Century + 11th Century (B.C.!) Technology

    09/04/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 September 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    photo captured from Free Syrian Army video/via Military.com More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Marines' laser weapon targeting enemy drones revealed

    09/01/2014 9:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2014 | Allison Barrie
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Watch out, enemy drones. The U.S. military is developing laser weapons to smite you. The Office of Naval Research announced last week that it is building a laser weapon that will be able to shoot down aerial drones, spelling big trouble for any enemy who tries to target the U.S. Marines. GBAD – Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-the-Move – is a laser weapon designed to be installed on the Marines’ Humvees, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and other light tactical ground vehicles. Intended to provide an affordable alternative to traditional firepower, GBADs could prevent enemy drones from tracking and targeting...
  • China seizes huge cache of illegal weapons including 10,500 guns and 120,000 knives and SWORDS

    08/22/2014 11:01:41 PM PDT · by skinkinthegrass · 19 replies
    Daily Mail.Co. UK ^ | 14 April 2014 (update:15 April 2014 ) | Matt Blake
    China seizes huge cache of illegal weapons including 10,500 guns and 120,000 knives and SWORDS Follows 4-month probe leading agents deep into China's criminal underworld Haul includes sniper rifles, machine guns, crossbows and samurai swords 15 people were arrested on suspicion of making and distributing arms Official says it was a family-run firm that 'gave business cards all over China'
  • Militarization By County Via The Law Enforcement Support Office (look up your state/county)

    08/20/2014 3:16:17 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    shtfplan.com ^ | 8-20-14 | SHTF
    The following database has been made available by the Law Enforcement Support Office of the Defense Logistics Agency and shows armaments and equipment obtained by local law enforcement officials from the U.S. Military and Department of Homeland Security. Simply choose your State and your County and you'll have complete access to see how well militarized your local and county police departments are.
  • Tanks, Heavy Artillery, Weaponization

    08/15/2014 7:26:11 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 11 replies
    Vanity | 08/15/2014 | ealgeone
    Watching Hannity's show tonight and other news sources I've heard the following terms: Tanks Heavy Artillery Assault Weapon If you listen to this you'd get the impression that M1A1s along with MLRS' are rolling down the streets of Ferguson and other US cities. I've also heard "conservatives" cry about the "assault weapons" being used by the police. My goodness....don't we fight against the use of this term to describe ARs??
  • Obama Admin Halts Transfer of Key Weapon to Israel

    08/15/2014 6:56:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/15/2014 | BRYAN PRESTON
    According to YNet News, the Obama administration has halted shipment of Hellfire anti-armor missiles to Israel.The administration blames the decision on Israel: The Journal reports Israel requested money for more Iron Dome interceptors from the US Defense Department mere days after the ground incursion into Gaza began. While Israeli officials told the Americans Israel had enough interceptors for the current Gaza operation, they said it wanted to replenish its stocks.According to the Journal, the Obama administration, with Israel’s consent, decided not to seek emergency funding, and instead hold the Congress vote on the $225 million military aid proposal in...
  • Huge Russian warship fascinates French in Saint-Nazaire

    08/13/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The British Broadcasting Company ^ | August 7, 2014 | Hugh Schofield
    Half of the Vladivostok was assembled in Russia, then towed to France.The evening attraction in Saint-Nazaire this summer is watching Russian sailors practise their marching drill along the quayside.Some 400 Russian ratings are living in the western French port, awaiting delivery of their controversial new command-and-control ship, the Vladivostok. By day the sailors receive instruction at an on-shore facility run by the Vladivostok's builders, STX France. This week they have finally been allowed on board the vessel for the first time. At the end of the afternoon they return to the Russian navy ship which serves as their sleeping-quarters. The...
  • The Grease Gun Was for Killing Nazis: Cheap, easy to make, great for shooting bad guys

    08/13/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 13, 2014 | Paul Huard
    Born out of the necessity rapidly to put inexpensive submachine guns in the hands of American soldiers and Marines, it was so cheap it looked like a mechanic’s tool rather than the product of advanced American industrial know-how. It was supposed to serve as a replacement to the iconic and expensive Thompson submachine gun, but developed a reputation of its own that kept it in the U.S. military inventory from World War II all the way through Desert Storm. Nobody really loved the M-3 that G.I.s dubbed the “Grease Gun.” But nobody really hated, either.
  • Iraq crisis: Kurds plead for weapons to counter Islamic State fighters as critics attack (Obama)

    08/10/2014 4:28:47 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/11/14
    The leader of the Kurds in Iraq has pleaded for arms shipments to fend off onslaught from extremist Islamic State (IS) militia, who are accused of burying women and children alive. United States officials have warned IS is a direct threat to the US, and other western nations, and is more powerful now than Al Qaeda was when it struck the US on September 11, 2001. The US forces have continued airstrikes against IS targets in northern Iraq as political friends and foes criticise president Barack Obama's decision to limit American action in the country.
  • Kurdish pleas for weapons may finally be heard

    08/09/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 9/8/14 | Ken Delanian
    WASHINGTON (AP) - For years, Kurdish officials have beseeched the Obama administration to let them buy U.S. weapons. For just as long, the administration has rebuffed America's closest allies in Iraq. U.S. officials insisted they could only sell arms to the government in Baghdad, even after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki broke a written promise to deliver some to the Kurds. Their peaceful, semiautonomous northern region had been the lone success story to come out of the 2003 U.S. invasion. The U.S. has resisted arming the Kurds because Washington's aim is to keep Iraq united. A strong Kurdish army could hasten...
  • Dartmouth, I am one of your students, I am being stalked, please let me carry a gun

    08/06/2014 11:21:04 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2014 | John R. Lott Jr.
    ver the last four years, I have lived with the constant threat from a stalker – a stalker who is now in jail for the third time for violating a restraining order. Every day I live with these questions: What if today is the day that my stalker posts bail? What if today is the day that he discovers my parents’ new address? What if I go to a lecture on campus and he shows up there? I feel that I have no control over my life. My family was forced to move. I have had stay indoors, keep drapes...
  • Ivy Leaguer plagued by stalker may drop out over school’s anti-gun policy

    08/06/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 06, 2014 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A 20-year-old Dartmouth student says she may have to give up her Ivy League dream and drop out of school because the prestigious college won't allow her to carry a gun—to protect herself against a predator. Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego. “It’s absolutely unfair,” Woolrich said about her attempts to have the school make an exception to its weapons ban. “It’s one of...
  • Georgia Catholic dioceses ban guns, knives from church facilities

    07/21/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 38 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/21/14 | Andrew Nelson
    Guns and other weapons are officially unwelcome at Catholic churches, schools and other buildings owned, leased or operated by the Archdiocese of Atlanta and the Diocese of Savannah in Georgia. Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory and Savannah Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer issued a decree prohibiting guns and knives with blades longer than 5 inches from parishes, churches, schools, administrative offices and other buildings owned or used by the Catholic community effective July 1. In a statement, the bishops said Catholic places of worship are sanctuaries where “ways of peace and reconciliation” should be the rule. “This decree is rooted in...
  • Assault-weapons ban still goal for Illinois governor

    07/14/2014 6:40:28 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 13 replies
    SLPD ^ | 7-14-14 | AP
    CHICAGO • llinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. The Democrat addressed the issue at a news conference on Sunday. He spoke in the Morgan Park neighborhood — a South Side Chicago community that's been affected by gun violence.
  • Isis Seizes Former Chemical Weapons Plant in Iraq

    07/09/2014 8:53:53 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 0709/14 | The Guadian
    The Islamic State extremist group (Isis) has taken control of a vast former chemical weapons facility north-west of Baghdad, where 2,500 degraded chemical rockets filled decades ago with deadly nerve agent sarin or their remnants were stored along with other chemical warfare agents, Iraq has said in a letter circulated at the United Nations. The US played down the threat from the takeover, saying there were no intact chemical weapons and it would be very difficult to use the material for military purposes. Iraq's UN ambassador, Mohamed Ali Alhakim, told the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, in a letter that "armed...
  • A Tale of Two Cities:

    06/24/2014 11:24:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Chicago, IL Houston, TX Population 2.7 million 2.15 million Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000 % African-American 38.9% 24% % Hispanic 29.9% 44% % Asian 5.5% 6% % Non-Hispanic White 28.7% 26% Pretty similar- until you compare the following... Chicago, IL Houston, TX Concealed Carry gun law no yes # of Gun Stores 0 184 - Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 - legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc. Homicides, 2012 1,806 207 Homicides per 100K 38.4 9.6 Avg. January high temperature (F) 31 63 Democrat’s Conclusion: Cold weather from  global warming causes murder. -h/t Kirby-
  • Did Saddam Have WMDs After All: ISIS Overruns Iraq Chemical Weapons 'Mega-Facility'

    06/19/2014 6:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/19/14 | Tyler Durden
    With all eyes firmly focused on what really matters (the oil refineries), The Telegraph reports that ISIS has over-run a Saddam Hussein-era chemical weapons (CW) complex. The al-Muhanna 'mega-facility', about 60 miles south of Baghdad, gives the jihadists access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. The US state department is 'concerned' but "do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value." However, as a former commander of Britain's chemical weapons regiment warned, "we have seen that ISIS has used chemicals in explosions in Iraq before and has...
  • Conn. Mom Arrested After Son Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell

    06/10/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies
    The mother of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for a show-and-tell related to 70th anniversary of D-Day Lisa Miguel, of Stratford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive. Stratford Academy was placed on lockdown Friday. Students were sent to the back of the school. A bomb squad determined the grenade was a simulator used for training and still had the pin inside.
  • DOJ to Release Federal Weapon Count for First Time in 6 Years

    05/27/2014 7:30:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/26/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    For the first time in six years, the Justice Department is taking inventory of the guns owned by the various federal agencies and will report that number, as well as the number of agents who "carry guns and have the authority to make arrests."
  • When Seconds Count...

    05/25/2014 1:36:41 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 May 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • Why The US Department of Agriculture Needs Submachine Guns

    05/23/2014 10:14:34 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-23-2014 | Jeff Berwick
    May 23, 2014 - 05:54 PM Jeff Berwick Wendy McElroy writes: On May 7, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted a notice on the government's Federal Business Opportunities site in order to solicit bids on an undisclosed number of submachine guns. The notice read, in part, “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General, located in Washington, DC, pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 13, has a requirement for the commerical [sic] acquisition of submachine guns, .40 Cal. S&W, ambidextrous safety, semi-automatic or 2 shot burts [sic] trigger group, Tritium night sights for front and rear, rails...
  • College Bans Fencing Team from Practicing with their “Weapons”

    05/15/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Not a lethal weapon I’ve done some fencing and I can tell you that the “weapons” involved are to actual blades as cap guns are to rifles.The most dangerous thing about them is the risk of the tip snapping off and hitting someone. It’s more of a risk in North Dakota where it gets really cold.But zero tolerance insanity has taken over every campus. “The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in North Dakota State University (NDSU) …understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” says the club’s coach Enrique Alvarez.Alvarez has been fencing since his early teens. He says despite their...
  • Obama sends advanced weapons to jihad opposition in Syria

    04/20/2014 12:00:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 4/19/14 | Pamela Geller
    Let’s consider for a moment the consequences of giving seventh-century savages who are hellbent on destroying 21st civilization advanced 21st century weaponry. Ponder that, if you will. How many tens of thousands of jihad attacks must we suffer to face reality? How many millions of non-Muslims and secular Muslims have to die in order for us to face the truth? Advanced weapons to these devout Muslims waging jihad — nuts, I tell ya. The only people we should be arming are the religious minorities in Syria. The Kurds have established an independent state. Arm them. Protect them. What is Obama’s...
  • What Does the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Need with 96 Armed Agents?

    04/07/2014 5:51:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    PJMedia.com ^ | 4/6/2014 | Rick Moran
    The proliferation of federal agencies with armed agents is one of the most worrisome aspects of the growth in government. Just last summer the EPA carried out an armed raid on a mine in Alaska to enforce the Clean Water Act — a bit of government intimidation that residents say was totally unnecessary:
  • GOP Rep. Stockman Urges House to Repeal Gun Ban on Military Bases

    04/03/2014 1:23:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    The grievous shooting at Fort Hood Wednesday claimed three innocent lives and left 16 wounded—the deaths occurred in a gun-free zone due to former president Clinton’s 1993 policy to disarm soldiers on military bases. The attack at Fort Hood lasted 15 minutes before military police arrived and exchanged fire with the shooter who then shot himself, according to the Wall Street Journal. “Only the most out-of-touch radical would try to disarm soldiers,” Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) noted in a press release. He urged House members Thursday to repeal the ban and support his “Safe Military Bases Act.” This is the...
  • Japan OKs easing of military-related exports

    04/01/2014 4:28:59 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 5 replies
    Herald Star ^ | 4/1/2014 10:46 GMT | Associated Press
    TOKYO (AP) — Japan relaxed a decades-old ban on military-related exports Tuesday in a bid to expand joint arms development with allies and equipment sales to Southeast Asia and elsewhere. The new guidelines endorsed Tuesday by the Cabinet are part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push to bolster national security amid China's military expansion and North Korea's nuclear threat. Abe has said Japan needs to play a larger role in international peacekeeping and defense cooperation. His government is pushing to allow Japan to defend allies, such as the U.S., if they are under attack, by re-interpreting the war-renouncing Article 9...
  • The National Knife Association

    03/25/2014 7:55:35 PM PDT · by Noremac · 40 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | March 25, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    Since the sensationalized reports in American mass media of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, the earlier movie theater killing in Aurora, Colorado and the rampage at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., there has been a renewed focus on passing new legislation making acquiring a firearm more difficult and building a bureaucratic paper trail on citizens purchasing them. So far none of it has gotten any traction, but we're only another sensationalized event away from a new salvo against gun owners. The rationale for the proposed hindrances of average citizens and their lawful rights to own firearms is that some...
  • Why Do 16th-Century Manuscripts Show Cats With Flaming Backpacks?

    03/16/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 41 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 3-10-2014 | Brad Scriber
    A series of 16th-century manuscripts that have been making waves on the Internet look like a Monty Python version of the Renaissance: They show cats outfitted with flaming backpacks, attacking castles and villages. But the illustrations are legit. They're intended to show how cats and birds could in theory be used to set fire to a besieged city, according to a University of Pennsylvania scholar. Mitch Fraas, scholar in residence at the University of Pennsylvania—the university digitized the manuscripts last year—says that the drawings are from artillery manuals and are accompanied by notes explaining how to use animals as incendiary...
  • Ukrainians Want to Arm Themselves to the Teeth

    03/15/2014 1:59:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Vocativ ^ | Mar 07, 2014 | Versha Sharma and Vladi Vovchuk
    As the crisis continues, both demand and prices for weapons have gone up. We speak to their version of the NRA “Can you imagine snipers shooting people in Times Square? You must imagine that to understand how we feel.” That’s the hypothetical posed to us by George Uchaykin, the 44-year-old head of the Ukrainian Gun Owners Association. Given the current political chaos in Ukraine and the events leading up to it, Uchaykin and his cohorts are pushing for new laws on gun control that would allow citizens to carry handguns to defend themselves. Ukrainian Arms Dealer 01 George Uchaykin (Facebook)...
  • Five stabbed to death in latest Chinese knife attack [Common Sense Knife Control Laws Needed]

    03/14/2014 5:19:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/14/14 | Terrence McCoy
    Five people were stabbed to death Friday morning at a market in the capital of Hunan Province in central China. Local media report that several Uighur “naan peddlers” suddenly went on a knifing rampage after a disagreement among food stall owners escalated into violence.
  • U.S. Army Gets Big-Ass Old-School Gun (Recoilless Rifle)

    03/10/2014 6:25:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 10, 2014 | Joe Trevithick
    According to Swedish defense contractor Saab, the U.S. Army is planning to issue recoilless rifles broadly to regular units for the first time in more than 30 years. The decision reflects the service’s combat experience in Afghanistan. The ground combat branch had previously made a small purchase of recoilless rifles in 2012, but just for units in Afghanistan. All light infantry units may now receive them.
  • US Response to Israeli Seizure of Iranian Weapons Shipment - Full Speed Ahead on Negotiations

    03/09/2014 7:29:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/9/14 | Thomas Rose
    The White House appeared to double down on its policy of engagement with Iran following Wednesday's dramatic pre-dawn high seas capture of an Iranian missile cache destined for Hamas by Israeli naval commandos. Senior administration officials worked quickly to prevent the raid from undermining public confidence in President Obama's continued belief that Iran is a trustworthy and reliable negotiating partner, even going so far as to claim credit for the raid themselves. Several dozen advanced medium range missiles were found hidden under false bottoms of phony shipping containers on board the Panamanian flagged "Klos-C" frigate seized in a dramatic pre...
  • US and Israel Worked Together to Track, Raid Iranian Weapon Ship, White House reveals its role in

    03/05/2014 10:49:44 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    inn ^ | 3/5/14 | Staff
    The United States intelligence services and military worked with Israel to track the Iranian ship carrying missiles to Gaza, which was apprehended Wednesday, according to AFP. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Washington started to work with Israel through intelligence and military channels and at the national security advisor level as soon as it knew the shipment was on the move. President Barack Obama also directed the US military to work out contingencies in case it became necessary to intercept the vessel, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters aboard Air Force One. "Throughout this time our intelligence and military...
  • Russian servicemen confiscate weapons in Crimea region

    03/01/2014 11:26:34 PM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 2, 2014 1:51am EST | (Reporting by Timothy Heritage, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
    Russian military servicemen have taken weapons from a radar base and naval training facility in Ukraine's Crimea region and urged personnel to side with the peninsula's "legitimate" leaders, Interfax news agency said on Sunday. It quoted a Ukrainian Defense Ministry source as saying the Russian servicemen had taken pistols, rifles and ammunition cartridges from the radar post near in the town of Sudak and taken them away by car. Another group of Russian military had also removed weapons from a Ukrainian navy training centre in the port city of Sevastopol, where Russia's Black Sea Fleet also has a base.
  • GOP Senator Apologizes for McCain Tantrum at Syrian Christian Leader Meeting

    02/05/2014 11:58:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2014
    Hell-bent on arming opposition forces in Syria—despite strong evidence that they’re run by Islamic terrorists—John McCain displayed behavior unbecoming of a United States Senator during a recent meeting with Syrian Christian leaders touring Capitol Hill. The delegation of Syrian clergy came to Washington to raise awareness among lawmakers of the growing crisis among the region’s minority Christian community. Christians make up about 10% of the Syrian population and they are being targeted and ruthlessly murdered by radical elements of the rebel forces, according to the visiting church officials. They say the media and human rights groups in the west have...
  • U.S. Secretly Shipping Weapons to Syria

    01/29/2014 11:11:11 AM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 29, 2014
    Though it’s been well documented that opposition forces in Syria are mostly run by Islamic terrorists—mainly Al Qaeda—Congress has secretly approved U.S. weapons flow to what officials describe as “moderate” Syrian rebel factions. The problem with this is that there are no “moderate” rebel forces in Syria, according to a number of reputable news reports, both domestic and international. In fact, the New York Times published a piece last spring that confirms Islamist rebels—including the most extreme groups in the notorious Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda-aligned force—are running the show in Syria. “The Islamist character of the opposition reflects...
  • Media SHREDDED Bush Over Saddam's Missing WMD- What About Obama's Blatant False Pretense in Syria?

    01/21/2014 7:59:51 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As has become standard in this Twilight-Zone-episode-of-a-presidency, you've got to look to the foreign press -UK, Australia, Canada, or Germany (ironically)- to get the full story these days... same as volk seeking the truth were forced to in Nazi Germany... This is due of course to the de facto takeover of the American MSM we've been forced to witness over the last five years. Most of these hacks have bet the farm on this administration and are still showing no signs of shame- so expect them to protect him to the bitter end.  And it's not just petty scandals or bizarre nominees/appointees they're hiding anymore- since...
  • PA apologizes to Czech Republic over weapons in embassy

    01/19/2014 9:43:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 19/1/14 | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Palestinian Authority has officially apologized to the Czech Republic over weapons that were recently discovered in the Palestinian mission in Prague. Czech authorities discovered 12 weapons and explosives inside the mission after a blast killed Palestinian ambassador Jamal al-Jamal earlier this month. The PA Foreign Ministry and Czech police said at the time the explosion occurred when Jamal opened an old safe. The Palestinian Maan news agency said the PA Foreign Ministry sent a letter of apology to the Czech government concerning the weapons and explosives that were found inside the mission compound. The agency said the PA ministry...