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IN MARCH, LOCAL SPORTING GOODS STORES WERE SEEING A MAJOR RUN ON GUNS AND AMMUNITION AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HIT THE REGION. SOME TYPES OF GUNS AND SOME AMMUNITION WERE ALREADY IN SHORT SUPPLY. AND THINGS HAVE ONLY GOTTEN WORSE SINCE THEN. “IT’S TERRIBLE, GUNS AND AMMO BOTH ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY,” CHRIS MILLER, THE SON AT FRANK MILLER & SON SPORTING GOODS, SAID. “WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF FIRST-TIME BUYERS,” HE SAID. “FIRST, IT WAS THE PANDEMIC. PEOPLE WERE AFRAID THAT THINGS WOULD GET BAD AND THEY WANTED TO PROTECT WHAT THEY HAD. THEN, IT WAS THE SOCIAL UNREST AND THEY WERE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.LT. GOVERNOR DAN PATRICK, CHAIR OF TRUMP TEXAS VICTORY, ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT TODAY: “MORE THAN 2.3 MILLION GUNS WERE SOLD IN JUNE, A 145 PERCENT INCREASE FROM THE PRIOR YEAR. THE FBI REPORTS THEY CONDUCTED 3.9 MILLION BACKGROUND CHECKS THAT SAME MONTH. AS VIOLENCE ACROSS AMERICA ERUPTS -- HOMICIDES ARE UP 24 PERCENT IN THE COUNTRY’S FIFTY LARGEST CITIES -- CITIZENS ARE TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. “DEMOCRAT LED CITIES ACROSS THE NATION INCLUDING PORTLAND, SEATTLE AND NOW AUSTIN ARE SURRENDERING THE STREETS TO LAWLESSNESS AND MOB RULE. WITH THEIR “DEFUND THE POLICE” RHETORIC ESCALATING, THEY HAVE SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE THAT PROTECTING AND DEFENDING THEIR RESIDENTS IS A LOW PRIORITY. “CITIZENS ARE LEFT WITH FEW OPTIONS AS LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LED CITIES ABDICATE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES.THE HUSBAND OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S FIRST BLACK DISTRICT ATTORNEY HAS BEEN HIT WITH THREE CHARGES OF ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM STEMMING FROM HIM PULLING A GUN WHEN AN ESTIMATED 30 BLACK LIVES MATTER ACTIVISTS SHOWED UP AT THE COUPLE'S HOME DEMANDING TO SEE HIS WIFE EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE LOS ANGELES TIMES REPORTED THAT DAVID LACEY, HUSBAND OF L.A. COUNTY CHIEF PROSECUTOR JACKIE LACEY, WAS CHARGED BY THE CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE OVER AN INCIDENT IN EARLY MARCH WHERE HE WAS RECORDED ON VIDEO BRANDISHING A GUN AT PROTESTORS WHO SHOWED UP ON HIS FRONT PORCH CALLING FOR A MEETING WITH HIS WIFE.THIS SUMMER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLED OUT THE PRESIDENT'S ROADMAP TO EMPOWER VETERANS AND END A NATIONAL TRAGEDY OF SUICIDE (PREVENTS) - A LONG AWAITED STRATEGY TO BRING DOWN THE RATE OF SUICIDE IN THE MILITARY AND AMONG CIVILIANS. IT FOCUSES ON ENLISTING COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND A PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO FIGHT THE STIGMA AROUND SEEKING HELP DURING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS. CRITICS IN CONGRESS HAVE SAID THE PLAN ISN'T PROACTIVE ENOUGH.THE FBI RELEASED NEW INFORMATION MONDAY, SAYING MORE THAN 300 MILLION MORE GUNS ARE IN THE HANDS OF AMERICANS.'' WAYNE BATSON, OWNER OF SHARPSHOOTERS IN GREENVILLE, SAID ANY TIME THERE IS SOCIAL UNREST, ELECTION YEARS, ETC. THE GUN INDUSTRY TENDS TO SEE AN UPTICK. WATSON IT'S HARD TO IGNORE THE NEW INFORMATION FROM FBI SAYING GUN SALES ARE NOW UP BY 300%.

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UT – LE – Dueling protesters including armed men face off in Utah

GROUPS OF DUELING PROTESTERS THAT INCLUDED POLICE SUPPORTERS CARRYING RIFLES AND FLAGS SUPPORTING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP FACED OFF OUTSIDE A SUBURBAN SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT MONDAY NIGHT IN RESPONSE TO USE OF FORCE BY OFFICERS AT A DEMONSTRATION THE NIGHT BEFORE THAT RESULTED IN THE ARREST OF EIGHT PEOPLE.

CT – LE – East Hartford Police Association Says Department-Issued Guns Don’t Shoot Straight

The East Hartford Police Department’s Glock guns don’t shoot straight, according to the East Hartford Police Officer’s Association. To fix the flaw, officers are being told to adjust the sights on their firearms and shoot a little to the right, association officials said. Meanwhile, a representative for the police department acknowledged there had been a problem with some of the guns, but told The Hartford Courant that the police…

TX – MILITARY – Brave Rifles conduct artillery gun raid training

FIELD ARTILLERY SQUADRON, 3RD CAVALRY REGIMENT, RETURNED TO THE FIELD FOR A TWO-WEEK PLATOON TRAINING EXERCISE AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OF PREPARATION. TRAINING INCLUDED A LEADER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES ON AIR ASSAULT PLANNING, EXECUTION OF AIR ASSAULT OPERATIONS, AND ARTILLERY-SPECIFIC AIR ASSAULT CONSIDERATIONS. SEE STORY.

CT – LE – East Hartford police union president says some department-issued pistols don’t shoot straight, a defect that could lead to ‘a needless tragedy’

THE PRESIDENT OF EAST HARTFORD’S POLICE UNION SAYS SOME DEPARTMENT-ISSUED PISTOLS DO NOT SHOOT STRAIGHT, A DANGEROUS DEFECT THAT EXPOSES COPS AND THE DEPARTMENT TO “A NEEDLESS TRAGEDY.” “MY MEMBERS HAVE GUNS WITH SIGHTS COCKED TO THE SIDE AND ARE BEING TOLD TO AIM TO THE RIGHT OF WHAT THEY WANT TO HIT,” OFFICER FRANK IACONO WROTE IN A RECENT BLOG POST. OFFICERS HAVE CARRIED THE GEN 4 GLOCK 17 FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. THE FLAW IS THAT BULLETS TEND TO GO A BIT TO THE LEFT, HE SAID, AND THE PROBLEM GETS WORSE WITH MORE USE.

NAT’L – MILITARY – Army’s ‘smuzzle’ a ‘priceless’ engineering feat for machine guns that cuts flash, recoil, and sound

U.S. Army troops may soon have access to the “smuzzle” — a suppressor that manages to reduce flash, recoil and sound while firing 6.8mm rounds from the Next Generation Squad Weapon. Researchers Gregory Oberlin, Daniel Cler and Eric Binter recently talked about their patented successes working with the Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Center Army Research Lab. “A few years ago, we were asked whether our next-gen squad weapon should…

NAT’L – LE – Police Experiment With Cameras Mounted on Guns

POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH A NEW WAY OF CAPTURING POTENTIALLY DEADLY MOMENTS: PUTTING SMALL CAMERAS ON THEIR GUNS. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN KING CITY, CA., LAST MONTH BECAME THE STATE’S FIRST FORCE TO MANDATE CAMERAS ON ALL ITS OFFICERS’ HANDGUNS. THE CAMERAS, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A THUMB, ARE MOUNTED ALONG A RAIL ON THE BOTTOM OF A FIREARM’S BARREL AND AUTOMATICALLY RECORD WHEN THE GUN IS DRAWN FROM THE HOLSTER.

IL – MILITARY/LE – Trump expected to send new federal force to Chicago this week to battle violence, but plan’s full scope is a question mark

MSN.COM   –  July 20, 2020  –   Chicago may see an influx of federal agents as soon as this week as President Donald Trump readies to make good on repeated pledges he would try to tamp down violence here, a move that would come amid growing controversy nationally about federal force being used in American cities. Chicago may see an…

VA – LE – City council prohibits ‘warrior’ training for police, delays gun ban (VIDEO)

THE CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA CITY COUNCIL HAS UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF MILITARY-STYLE OR "WARRIOR" TRAINING FOR THE CHARLOTTESVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. THIS KIND OF TRAINING IS AN APPROACH THAT TEACHES OFFICERS TO VIEW ALL ENCOUNTERS AS DANGEROUS. THE CITY COUNCIL ALSO VOTED TO PROHIBIT THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FROM GETTING WEAPONS FROM THE U.S. ARMED FORCES. CHIEF OF POLICE RASHALL BRACKNEY SAYS THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOY THIS STYLE OF TRAINING OR GET WEAPONS FROM THE MILITARY.

CO – LE – Shoot, don’t shoot: How Denver police officers train in use of force (VIDEO)

INSIDE DENVER’S POLICE ACADEMY, A POSSIBLY VIOLENT SCENE PLAYS OUT IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART TENT EQUIPPED WITH FIVE SCREENS. REAL-LIFE SITUATIONS ARE PLAYED OUT AT THE ACADEMY TO TEACH CADETS HOW TO RESPOND TO SITUATIONS IN WHICH POLICY SUPPORTS AN OFFICER DISPLAYING AND/OR USING A WEAPON. A VETERAN DENVER TRAINER WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE SHOWED FOX31 INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER ROB LOW HOW THEY USE VIDEO SIMULATIONS TO TEACH OFFICERS HOW TO MAKE SPLIT-SECOND DECISIONS THAT ALIGN WITH DEPARTMENT POLICIES. “IF WE HAVE TO PULL THE TRIGGER WHEN ARRESTING SOMEONE, IT’S DEVASTATING,” DPD TECHNICIAN TYRONE CAMPBELL EXPLAINED. “THIS TRAINING ENVIRONMENT IS SET UP TO MAKE YOU HAVE A LITTLE ANXIETY. HERE IS WHERE WE MAKE MISTAKES, RIGHT?” CAMPBELL TOLD THE FOX31 PROBLEM SOLVERS IT TAKES A HUMAN BRAIN 3/10 OF A SECOND TO REACT TO WHAT OUR EYES SEE.

MN – LE – MPD gun manufacturer linked to lawsuits over unintended shootings (VIDEO)

POLICE OFFICER'S GUN WHICH FIRED FROM A HOLSTER INJURING A FELLOW OFFICER IS A NEWER MODEL OF THE PISTOL OF WHICH AN EARLIER VERSION REPORTEDLY DISCHARGED WITHOUT A PERSON PULLING THE TRIGGER, A SOURCE CONFIRMED TO 12 NEWS. THE SHOOTING HAPPENED TUESDAY NIGHT AFTER OFFICERS TOOK A MAN INTO CUSTODY FOLLOWING A FOOT CHASE, CAPT. PAUL LOUGH TOLD REPORTERS FROM THE SCENE EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING. "WHILE BEING PLACED IN A SQUAD, THE SUSPECT RESISTED AND A BRIEF STRUGGLE ENSUED. DURING THE STRUGGLE, A SHOT WAS DISCHARGED FROM ONE OF THE ARRESTING OFFICER'S FIREARMS STRIKING ANOTHER OFFICER," HE SAID. DURING THE STRUGGLE, A SHOT WAS DISCHARGED FROM ONE OF THE ARRESTING OFFICER'S FIREARMS STRIKING ANOTHER OFFICER," HE SAID. A LATER STATEMENT FROM POLICE OFFICIALS SAID, "THE OFFICER'S FIREARM WAS HOLSTERED AT THE TIME OF THE DISCHARGE." ACCORDING TO THE SOURCE, THE FIREARM IS A SIG SAUER P320.

NYC – LE – In Wake Of Continued Gun Violence, Prominent Members Of Black Community Call On NYPD To Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit (VIDEO)

AFTER ANOTHER TRAGIC WEEKEND OF GUN VIOLENCE, INCLUDING THE DEATH OF A 1-YEAR-OLD, TWO MEMBERS OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY CALLED ON THE NYPD TO BRING BACK THE RECENTLY DISBANDED ANTI-CRIME UNIT TO HELP GET GUNS OFF THE STREET. IT WAS A DRAMATIC MOMENT — BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT ERIC ADAMS HOLDING UP A PAIR OF BABY SHOES MONDAY AFTER A 1-YEAR-OLD BECAME THE LATEST VICTIM OF GUN VIOLENCE, CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE AT A FAMILY BARBECUE JUST HOURS BEFORE. “BABIES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE WEARING THESE IN A COFFIN,” ADAMS SAID. ADAMS, A FORMER COP, BECAME THE SECOND MEMBER OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY TO CALL ON THE NYPD TO STOP THE VIOLENCE BY RE-INSTITUTING THE ANTI-CRIME UNIT.

NAT’L – MILITARY – U.S. Army engineers develop greater lethality and speed to support future combat vehicle

THE NEXT GENERATION ARMAMENT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES ARE IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF THE ARMY MODERNIZATION PRIORITIES WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT PORTFOLIO OF THE NEXT GENERATION COMBAT VEHICLE CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM (NGCV CFT). THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO DEMONSTRATE A DECISIVE LETHAL PUNCH THAT ENABLES GUNNERS TO MAKE THE RIGHT FIRING DECISION QUICKER, WITH GREATER ACCURACY, AT FARTHER DISTANCES, TO ESTABLISH DOMINANCE ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

WA – LE – Seattle ice cream shop posts sign prohibiting police inside with guns

A POPULAR SEATTLE ICE CREAM PARLOR IS EMPHASIZING IT IS A GUN-FREE ZONE AND POSTED A SIGN ON ITS DOOR PROHIBITING POLICE OFFICERS FROM ENTERING IF THEY ARE ARMED.
MOLLY MOON NEITZEL DECIDED TO PUT UP THE SIGN AT HER NAMESAKE SHOP WHICH IS LOCATED IN THE AREA KNOWN AS THE CAPITOL HILL OCCUPIED PROTEST ZONE, AFTER THE AREA WAS TAKEN DOWN. “LAST WEEK, AS CHOP WAS BEING DISMANTLED, AND THERE WAS A FLOOD OF POLICE OFFICERS HERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THEY WERE INTIMIDATING AND CAUSING SOME OF MY BLACK AND BROWN EMPLOYEES TO FEEL UNSAFE,” NEITZEL TOLD KIRO-TV. NEITZEL HAS "GUN-FREE ZONE" STICKERS AT HER SEVEN OTHER LOCATIONS, BUT THIS IS THE ONLY ONE PROHIBITING ARMED POLICE.

NAT’L – LE – The Proliferation Of Guns In The U.S. Makes It Almost Impossible To Be A ‘Good Cop’

Imagine for a moment that you live in a world free of racism. In this pretend world, you are a police officer. As such, you are issued a firearm. This firearm is meant to be used as sparingly as possible, only when your life or the life of someone else is immediately threatened. Sometimes bad guys are really, really bad, and police like you have to make fast, difficult decisions about when…

MA – LE – Bill Would Bar Massachusetts Officers From Firing a Gun at a Fleeing Vehicle, Limit Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

A BILL IN THE MASSACHUSETTS SENATE SPURRED BY THE RECENT DEATHS OF BLACK PEOPLE IN POLICE CUSTODY WOULD IMPLEMENT TRAINING REFORMS FOR POLICE OFFICERS AND CODIFY A BAN ON RACIAL PROFILING IN POLICING. THE BILL ALSO INCORPORATES A HOST OF PROPOSALS CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATES HAVE PUSHED OVER THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION. THESE PROPOSALS RANGE FROM BANNING THE USE OF FACIAL RECOGNITION DATA TO COLLECTING STOP-AND-FRISK DATA FROM TRAFFIC STOPS TO LIMITING WHAT STUDENT INFORMATION CAN BE SHARED WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES AND DATABASES, REDUCING THE CHANCES THAT SUCH INFORMATION COULD BE USED BY FEDERAL IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES TO DEPORT TEENS.

NH – LE – Salem police captain arrested for federal tax evasion in gun resale scheme

A Salem police captain who has been on administrative leave for more than a year while under criminal investigation was arrested Thursday and charged with one count of filing a false tax return. Michael Wagner, 48, of Pelham was charged on an indictment unsealed Thursday that alleges he purchased 36 assault rifles using his law enforcement discount at Sig Sauer Academy in Epping, resold them at a profit of…

NAT’L – MILITARY – The Army Was Looking For a Compact Submarine Gun. Did Sig Sauer Go Too Far?

The gun was designed to provide security details with a compact submarine guns, but it might have gone too far. SIG’s “Copperhead” pistol is one of the smallest guns of its type on the market. With a 3.5 inch barrel and an MSRP of over 1800 dollars, the gun is a very niche product. The odd design is a result of being built for the U.S. Army’s subcompact weapon (SCW) project. Unfortunately for…

OK – LE – Sheriff candidates talk guns, police presence and partnerships

OK Candidates Joe Harper, Garry McKinnis and Kevin Woodward have fielded a variety of questions over the course of their campaigns to fill the role of Payne County Sheriff.

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