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RECENT INVESTIGATIONS SHOW THAT IN THE BAY AREA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN FIREARMS SALES. ONE POST SHOWED THE MAN WALKING THROUGH A HOME BRANDISHING A GUN WITH A HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE AND TAPPING AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN ON HER BUTTOCKS WITH THE BARREL. IN ANOTHER, HE WAVED A PISTOL LOADED WITH A 50-ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE IN THE AIR WHILE DRIVING A CAR. THEY’RE TWO OF SEVERAL SNAPCHAT POSTS BY ANTHONY REED, A 22-YEAR-OLD NEVADA RESIDENT WHO PROSECUTORS ALLEGE USED THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO MARKET WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA.NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS. NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS.FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE ATTACKED WALMART FOR SELLING FIREARMS AFTER A FEW EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS GIANT CALLED FOR A WALKOUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY SELLS FIREARMS. BUT AS TWITCHY NOTED, A REPORTER FOR BUSINESS INSIDER DESTROYED THE PERSPECTIVE THE CANDIDATES AND SOME GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES WERE PUSHING BY VISITING WALMART AND DISCOVERING THAT IT IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE TO PURCHASE A FIREARM THERE.WALMART CEO DOUG MCMILLON HAS RESPONDED TO A PETITION CALLING ON HIS COMPANY TO STOP SELLING GUNS IN THE WAKE OF TWO MASS SHOOTINGS AT THE RETAILER’S STORES. MCMILLON RESPONDED TO THE PETITION AND E-MAIL, SAYING HE APPRECIATES THAT HE AND THE OTHER SIGNEES CARE ABOUT SAFETY. HE SAID THAT SALES AND PROFIT “ARE NOT DRIVING OUR DECISIONS HERE,” AND THAT THE COMPANY IS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REACT TO THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC. IT MIGHT NOT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN HE DIDN’T PROMISE TO BAN THE SALE OF GUNS IN HIS STORES. FLORIDA’S TOP GUN LOBBYIST TOOK A SECOND SHOT THURSDAY AT A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT SEEKS TO PREVENT THE POSSESSION AND SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS. MARION HAMMER, A LOBBYIST FOR THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND UNIFIED SPORTSMEN OF FLORIDA, APPEARED BEFORE STATE ECONOMISTS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK TO CLARIFY HER OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSAL SHE CLAIMS WOULD RESULT IN ALL RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS BEING OUTLAWED IN THE STATE.

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LA – LE – West Baton Rouge deputy who shot Port Allen man had extensive gun training, hit suspect with vehicle in 2016

The West Baton Rouge deputy who fatally shot a man during a narcotics raid last month had received extensive gun safety training, earned a prestigious award for saving a state trooper’s life and is named in a lawsuit after hitting a fleeing suspect with a car and breaking his leg. Deputy Vance Matranga Jr., a nine-year veteran with the agency, was part of a narcotics team that…

INT’L – MILITARY – A Marine flattop sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle on its flight deck to fend off Iranian gunboats (VIDEO)

Marines embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer recently sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle strapped to the flight deck, ready to fight off drones and Iranian gunboats. A light armored vehicle (LAV) belonging to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit can be seen on the flight deck as an AH-1Z Viper lifts off in a recently-released Marine Corps photo, NPR’s Phil Ewing…

GA – LE – Sheriff’s office changes weaponry

Members of the Washington County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office will soon be getting new weapons, a re-stocking that occurs about twice each decade. “We have them ordered, but we haven’t received them yet,” said Sheriff Larry Mincks. “We expect them within a couple of months.” Around 70 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns were ordered, which are replacing the currently used Smith & Wesson .40 caliber guns. “About every five…

TX – LE – Cisco Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff get new guns thanks to NRA grants

Cisco police are getting new guns without shooting any holes in the budget. The department purchased enough .40 caliber Glocks and holsters to supply each patrol officer and administrator with a new duty weapon. They paid for the guns with a grant from the National Rifle Association. Today the Cisco Police Department got enough firearms to supply each CISCO Patrol Officer and Administration with a brand new…

WY – MILITARY – National Guard Marksmen hone warfighter skills at Camp Guernsey

Dozens of competitors from Alaska, Arkansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota and Wyoming came together for a time of learning, camaraderie and competition during the 2019 Marksmanship Advisory Council Region 6 (MAC 6) Marksmanship Championships hosted here July 26 to 28. The MAC matches are battle-focused marksmanship sustainment exercises, designed to validate and sustain perishable marksmanship skills essential to mobilization readiness and success. The North…

NAT’L – MILITARY – A History of the Army’s Long Courtship with Glock Guns

While the Glock pistol has long been a favorite of American police departments, taking up to 75 percent of the police handgun market, by some figures, it has seen far less use in the U.S. military. While Glocks are now used by almost every elite unit in the military, it wasn’t like that for most of the 1990s and 2000s. So why was adoption of the Glock…

MD – LE/GUN CONTROL – Johns Hopkins University Lobbying For Guns, While Against Guns

A recent analysis of the lobbying activity of Johns Hopkins University found a conflict in the institution’s priorities. According to the Baltimore Sun, Hopkins spent $581,000 in the 2019 legislative session in its effort to convince lawmakers to approve an armed police force. This was a 58 percent increase from the prior session spending and made the University the third-biggest spender for Maryland’s 2019 General Assembly session. The proposal…

PA – LE – Behind-the-scenes look into SWAT school with police officers

When I went to bed halfway through the week of SWAT training, I could still hear the gun fire. At first I thought insufficient hearing protection caused the ringing, but realized I’m not used to hearing so much gun fire. The ringing of gun fire continued the next night too as I tried to sleep when it would have otherwise been quiet. “I can still hear the…

AL – LE – Airsoft gun design may be too realistic for law enforcement’s taste (VIDEO)

Is this a real gun or just a toy? You’ve already had longer to answer a question that doesn’t directly affect your life right now, a question police officers have to answer in a split second, with an answer that could be life threatening for officers or the person holding it. “We were surprised at how real it actually looked,” is how Irondale Police Sgt. Michael Mangina…

WA – MILITARY – Stryker Brigade’s Live-Fire Training Will Continue Through Sunday

Live-fire training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord involving a Stryker Brigade Combat Team will continue through the rest of the week. Increased noise should be expected to continue at least through Sunday, July 28. The company-level training event began July 13, creating a consistent din across the training areas south of JBLM Main’s cantonment area during both day and nighttime hours. The training has included gunfire from rifles…

WA – LE – Law enforcement struggles with provisions of I-1639

About 60 people filed into Sedro-Woolley City Hall recently, all with questions about a gun law that went into effect July 1. The changes brought about by I-1639 have caused concerns among law enforcement — from whether the provisions are constitutional, to whether law enforcement should be responsible for providing the gun safety classes or should have to pay for the enhanced background checks. In the wake…

VA – MILITARY – U.S. Navy awards BAE Systems $70 Million contract for upgraded Mk 45 gun systems

BAE Systems will deliver five Mk 45 naval gun systems to the U.S. Navy under a recently issued $70.6 million contract to upgrade existing guns to the Mod 4 configuration, increasing their firepower and extending their range. “The Mk 45  retains its reputation as the industry standard for large-caliber naval guns, and the Mod 4 makes it adaptable to advanced munitions,” said Joseph Senftle, vice president and general…

INT’L – MILITARY – Marine Anti-Drone Buggies On USS Boxer Knocked Down “Threatening” Iranian Drone (Updated)

The Pentagon says that personnel on the Wasp class amphibious assault ship USS Boxer knocked down an Iranian drone that came within a “threatening range” as the ship sailed through the volatile Strait of Hormuz. Subsequent reports said that a U.S. Marine Corps all-terrain vehicle with an anti-drone detection and jamming system sitting on the ship’s flight deck brought down the unmanned aircraft with an electronic…

VA – MILITARY – ‘Wars aren’t fought in perfect weather’: Soldiers training for combat also battle Virginia heatwave (VIDEO)

Virginia National Guard soldiers are training for combat all while battling this heatwave. At Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia, nearly 3,000 soldiers are in the midst of three weeks of ‘eXportable Combat Training Capability’ — or ‘XCTC.’ “It’s been hot, I can tell you that much,” said Captain Matthew Perham. Perham, of Falls Church, is a Troop Commander for the Virginia National Guard. On Thursday, he and…

NAT’L – MILITARY – Corps’ New Sniper Rifle Now Fully Operational

Recon Marines and scout snipers now have a new weapon in their arsenal. The Mk13 Mod 7 Long Range Sniper Rifle is a bolt-action, precision-firing rifle that offers more accuracy and range than similar weapons of yesteryear. The system partially replaces the M40A6—the legacy system—and gives Marines increased lethality. In the second quarter of fiscal year 2019, the Mk13 reached full operational capability. “Scout snipers are now…

OH – LE – Security officer charged for pulling gun on black police officer in uniform (VIDEO)

A white security officer pleaded not guilty to a charge of aggravated menacing Monday for pulling a gun on a black police officer. Security guard Seth Eklund can be seen in video footage pulling his weapon on Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy Alan Gaston as he enters a local IRS office, according to local news outlet WTVG. Eklund said the incident that occurred in May took place because…

NAT’L – MILITARY – The Air Force’s Newest Gunship Is Officially Here to Mess Your Day Up

Brace yourselves: the Air Force’s newest gunship is officially on the prowl downrange. The AC-130J Ghostrider gunship flew its first combat mission in Afghanistan in late June, deploying to relieve the AC-130U Spooky aircraft following the latter’s final combat sorties, an Air Force Special Operations Command spokesman confirmed to The War Zone on Wednesday. According to the Northwest Florida Daily News, which first reported the news of the combat deployment, the mission…

SD – LE/RETAILERS – Sheriff’s Office selling 67 seized guns

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office is selling 67 guns that were seized by the office or surrendered to it during the past several years. Sealed bids for the guns, which are all being sold collectively as a single lot, will be accepted until noon on Wednesday. Bidders must have a Special Occupational Tax Class III federal firearm dealer’s license from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms…

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BREAKING :
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS SHOW THAT IN THE BAY AREA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN FIREARMS SALES. ONE POST SHOWED THE MAN WALKING THROUGH A HOME BRANDISHING A GUN WITH A HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE AND TAPPING AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN ON HER BUTTOCKS WITH THE BARREL. IN ANOTHER, HE WAVED A PISTOL LOADED WITH A 50-ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE IN THE AIR WHILE DRIVING A CAR. THEY’RE TWO OF SEVERAL SNAPCHAT POSTS BY ANTHONY REED, A 22-YEAR-OLD NEVADA RESIDENT WHO PROSECUTORS ALLEGE USED THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO MARKET WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA.NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS. NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS.FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE ATTACKED WALMART FOR SELLING FIREARMS AFTER A FEW EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS GIANT CALLED FOR A WALKOUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY SELLS FIREARMS. BUT AS TWITCHY NOTED, A REPORTER FOR BUSINESS INSIDER DESTROYED THE PERSPECTIVE THE CANDIDATES AND SOME GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES WERE PUSHING BY VISITING WALMART AND DISCOVERING THAT IT IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE TO PURCHASE A FIREARM THERE.WALMART CEO DOUG MCMILLON HAS RESPONDED TO A PETITION CALLING ON HIS COMPANY TO STOP SELLING GUNS IN THE WAKE OF TWO MASS SHOOTINGS AT THE RETAILER’S STORES. MCMILLON RESPONDED TO THE PETITION AND E-MAIL, SAYING HE APPRECIATES THAT HE AND THE OTHER SIGNEES CARE ABOUT SAFETY. HE SAID THAT SALES AND PROFIT “ARE NOT DRIVING OUR DECISIONS HERE,” AND THAT THE COMPANY IS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REACT TO THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC. IT MIGHT NOT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN HE DIDN’T PROMISE TO BAN THE SALE OF GUNS IN HIS STORES. FLORIDA’S TOP GUN LOBBYIST TOOK A SECOND SHOT THURSDAY AT A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT SEEKS TO PREVENT THE POSSESSION AND SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS. MARION HAMMER, A LOBBYIST FOR THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND UNIFIED SPORTSMEN OF FLORIDA, APPEARED BEFORE STATE ECONOMISTS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK TO CLARIFY HER OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSAL SHE CLAIMS WOULD RESULT IN ALL RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS BEING OUTLAWED IN THE STATE.