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  • Siege at Ruby Ridge: The Forgotten History of the ATF Shootout That Started a Militia Movement

    08/17/2020 8:41:24 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 37 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 8/17/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    The Siege at Ruby Ridge is often considered a pivotal date in American history. The shootout between Randy Weaver and his family and federal agents on August 21, 1992, is one that kicked off the Constitutional Militia Movement and left America with a deep distrust of its leadership – in particular then-President George H.W. Bush and eventual President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno. The short version is this: Randy Weaver and his wife Vicki moved with their four kids to the Idaho Panhandle, near the Canadian border, to escape what they thought was an increasingly corrupt world. The...
  • Snipers on their Job

    06/23/2020 6:45:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/20 | D Breteau
    Three Former Marine Corps Scout Snipers Talk About Their Profession - A while back American Sniper movie was a big hit on the silver screen, we checked in with three former Marine Corps snipers for their thoughts on the profession, how it changed them, America's deadliest marksman Chris Kyle, and advice for aspiring snipers. Caylen Wojcik Former 1st Marine Division Scout Sniper School instructor; deployed as a chief sniper during Operation Iraqi Freedom II; over 100 combat missions; severely wounded by enemy rocket fire during Operation Phantom Fury; founded Central Cascade Precision; now with Magpul Dynamics. Jason Mann Twenty years...
  • SNIPERS – The Long Road to Recognition

    06/19/2020 6:15:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/20 | F Jardim
    In 1944, the War Department Basic Field Manual FM 21-75, Infantry Scouting, Patrolling and Sniping defined the sniper as “… an expert rifleman, well qualified in scouting, whose duty is to pick off key enemy personnel who expose themselves. By eliminating enemy leaders and harassing the troops, sniping softens the enemy's resistance and weakens his morale.” That definition remains consistent through the broader history of sniping, before and since, whether the weapon was a crossbow or a high-powered, telescopically sighted rifle. The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American...
  • The Long Road to Recognition - Snipers

    11/21/2019 6:21:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2019 | F Jardim
    It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of that long tradition. In each major war, through Vietnam, our armed forces began with no snipers and had to create training programs, usually in the theater of operations, to train them on the spot. Training varied from none to good, but the typical formula that has made many a successful American sniper is a rural background with early and continuous exposure to hunting or competitive, rifle shooting. Time after time,...
  • It's Not All About the Bidens: Why Trump Has Ukraine on the Brain

    10/07/2019 7:27:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    RealClearInvestigations ^ | OCTOBER 07, 2019 | Lee Smith, RealClearInvestigations
    In February 2017, the Washington Post’s Miller had the lead byline on a story based on leaks of Trump’s conversations with Australia’s prime minister and Mexico’s president. Six months later, the Post published the entire transcripts of both conversations in another Miller story. It was through such national security correspondents that anti-Trump sources -- intelligence officials -- pushed leaks of classified information and other tidbits intended to damage Trump into the media. There it merged with other anti-Trump currents in nearly every corner of the press, where it blossomed into Russiagate. After a nearly two-year investigation, the special counsel found...
  • The Beltway Snipers: Agents of Chaos

    08/19/2019 9:26:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    gunsamerica.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | Will Dabbs
    John Allen Muhammad was born in 1960 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as John Allen Williams. At age three Williams’ mother died of breast cancer, and his father left town. His maternal grandfather and an aunt subsequently raised the boy. In 1978 Williams enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard and trained as a Combat Engineer. Seven years later he transferred to the Regular Army. In 1991 he deployed to Kuwait in support of the First Gulf War. While in uniform Williams qualified Expert with the M16A1 rifle and trained as a mechanic, truck driver, and metalworker. He would later put...
  • Baptist Pastor Jailed During ‘Drag Queen Story Hour,’ SWAT Team Snipers Positioned Atop Library Roof

    06/17/2019 10:08:25 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 73 replies
    Christian News ^ | June 16, 2019 | Heather Clark
    A Baptist pastor was arrested and jailed on Saturday after refusing to move across the street from the Spokane, Washington Public Library while exercising his free speech against a “Drag Queen Story Hour.” The event had a significant militaristic police presence, including camouflaged snipers positioned atop the roof to oversee the large crowd that stood both for and against the men dressed like women reading stories to children.
  • William Barr’s Connection to Ruby Ridge, Defending FBI Snipers

    01/16/2019 2:26:42 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | January 16, 2019 | James Bovard
    The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Attorney General nominee William Barr have focused heavily on Barr’s views on Special Counsel Robert Mueller. But nobody is asking about Barr’s legal crusade for blanket immunity for federal agents who killed American citizens. Barr received a routine questionnaire from the Judiciary Committee asking him to disclose his past work including pro bono activities “serving the disadvantaged.” The “disadvantaged” that Barr spent the most time helping was an FBI agent who slayed an Idaho mother holding her baby in 1992. Barr spent two weeks organizing former Attorneys General and others to support “an FBI...
  • {US Army} Rangers Win International Sniper Competition 2nd Year In a Row (VIDEOS)

    10/22/2018 12:17:00 PM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    Staff Sgts. Johnathan Roque and Brandon Kelley clinched the competition for the 75th Ranger Rgt for the second time in as many years (Photos: U.S. Army)A two-man team from the 75th Ranger Regiment bested a crowded field of snipers from around the world last week. The 18th Annual International Sniper Competition was won by Staff Sgts. Johnathan Roque and Brandon Kelley from 75th Ranger Regiment who edged out 29 other teams from across the U.S. Department of Defense and civilian law enforcement agencies, and from international forces.The five-day competition held at the US Army Sniper School at Fort Benning saw...
  • Israel Warns UN: Gaza Plan to Burn Tires ‘Ecologic Catastrophe’

    04/05/2018 5:25:47 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 21 replies
    BIN ^ | 4/5/18 | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the IDF head of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, wrote a letter to Tedros Adhanom, the head of the World Health Organization, an agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health, warning that Hamas’ plan to burn a massive amounts of tires on the border with Israel on Friday would be an “ecologic catastrophe.” “The Hamas terrorist organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, has issued an order to burn about 10,000 tires this Friday along the border with Israel,” Mordechai wrote. “The burning of tires in such a huge quantity will...
  • Institutional Inertia - Never Accept Average

    03/13/2018 4:53:58 AM PDT · by w1n1
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/13/2018 | C Wojcik
    How law enforcement snipers can avoid the dreaded ‘institutional inertia’ that often slows progress at agencies. As I travel around the nation providing instruction to various law enforcement agencies, I see a consistent trend that greatly inhibits growth and development in the areas of training and equipment. That trend is a lack of time, money and resources related to sustainment training, and identifying advancements in equipment and tactics. A man far wiser than I once told me that the three critical assets needed to accomplish tasks were time, money and resources. He continued on by saying that if you’ve got...
  • Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea

    12/15/2017 7:51:54 AM PST · by elephant · 5 replies
    Redoubtnews ^ | December 15, 2017 | Shari Davole
    Sealed Hearings: Breaking News Special Report from Washington Representative Matt Shea Bundy Trial news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM9Ok0SZg0o
  • History of the Sniper

    12/13/2017 5:38:30 AM PST · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/13/2017 | F Jardim
    The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American infantry units fired 25,000 rounds to kill just one enemy soldier. By the Korean War, that figure jumped to 50,000 rounds, and the select-fire M14 and M16 infantry rifles of the Vietnam War only seem to have produced more misses, requiring the expenditure of 200,000 rounds to kill one enemy combatant. It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of...
  • The magnificent flying machines of WWII and their deadly payloads: Colourised images

    12/07/2017 7:03:42 AM PST · by mairdie · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 December 2017 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Striking images of fighter planes and bombs used during the Second World War have been brought into the twenty-first century after being expertly colourised. The vivid colour images show crashed aircraft engulfed in flames, captured Nazi prototype planes, and military troops working to get jets and bombs into working condition.
  • Mali’s Desert Elephants, on Edge of Annihilation, Get a Fighting Chance

    10/29/2017 9:33:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 10/29/2017 | MARK RIVETT-CARNAC
    Mali’s elephants, Africa’s northernmost herd and adapted to life in the country’s harsh desert, were in desperate need of protection. The animals live in an unforgiving landscape southeast of Timbuktu, enduring sandstorms and blistering temperatures. To survive, they trek in search of food and water across what is thought to be the biggest migratory range of their species, more than 12,400 square miles. But it wasn’t only climate change endangering the elephants. It was also poachers. They were being slaughtered in staggering numbers as ivory traffickers took advantage of a security vacuum in the region, with 163 killed since 2012,...
  • Mayor of Venice says ANYONE who shouts 'Allahu Akbar' in his city will be shot by snipers

    08/24/2017 4:29:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 63 replies
    Mirror ^ | 8/24/17 | Stephen Jones
    Luigi Brugnaro claims the Italian tourist hotspot is safer than Barcelona - where 14 people died being run down by a terrorist - saying that 'in contrast, we keep our guard up' Cops in Venice have been ordered to take no risks - and fire on suspected terrorists. Speaking at a conference in Rimini, north east Italy, he further revealed the extraordinary order he has given to armed police at one of the most popular tourist attractions in Europe. “If anyone runs into St Mark’s Square shouting ‘Allahu Akhbar’, we will take him down. Video has subsequently emerged of the...
  • Find the Sniper before its too Late

    07/25/2017 10:19:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2017 | C Buckner
    We’ve got a little test for you. Can you find the sniper in the video before he gets a shot off at you? We’ve found a good test for you today. The following clip has a sniper hidden somewhere in the woods and waiting to take the shot. Your challenge is to find the sniper before it’s too late and he manages to squeeze the trigger and take the shot. Will you survive? A good sniper like this one is only seen if you happen to be looking right near the weapon at the time the shot is fired, and...
  • 6 Longest Sniper Shots in History

    07/25/2017 5:30:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/25/2017 | J McAdams
    All but one of the top six longest sniper shots in history have taken place in this century. Check out the six longest sniper shots of all time. All six of the longest sniper shots of all time have taken place in the 21st century and all were taken at distances over 1 1/4 miles. Training, natural shooting ability, quality equipment, great observers and a little bit of plain old luck are necessary to consistently make such long range shots under demanding conditions. Long range shooting has dramatically evolved since the invention of the gun. Just 200 years ago hitting...
  • 86 Year Old WWII Vet Makes the 1000 Yard Hit

    07/13/2017 5:50:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2017 | J Hines
    This retired sniper is about to make a shot that you wouldn't believe without seeing it. Veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. He saw action during some of the war’s most brutal offensive campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. At age 86, Gundy received the Black Hat, one of the highest honors from the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). As part of the honor, Gundy was given a replica of the army-issue Springfield 1903 A4 he used during the war. After receiving the replica rifle, Gundy used it...
  • Barrett .50 BMG

    07/06/2017 6:41:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2017 | J Hines
    A Brief Historical look at a Rifle that strikes Fear into the minds of the AdversaryThe Barret .50 BMG Rifle was developed in the 1980’s by a man known as Ronnie Barrett. Barret M82 was completed in 1982 and was the first working version to be released. The .50 BMG is a powerful cartridge that has been used since the 1920’s. It is capable of destroying explosive ordnances and vehicles and is best used for long-range shooting. Typically, it is used for shooting from distances of over 300 yards. The first use of the .50 BMG cartridge was in the...