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WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.

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SD – LE – New state gun law prompts proposed ordinance change in Sioux Falls (VIDEO)

The city of Sioux Falls is looking to “cleanup” the wording of a city ordinance that can help local police find stolen guns. The city’s action is in response to a change in state law that prohibits local governments from making the final decision on gun purchases. For years Sioux Falls pawn shops have cross checked guns brought into their shop with a database to make sure…

CA – LE – New details emerged about why LAPD officer opened fire in Costco store

Los Angeles police investigators are reviewing whether an off-duty officer who fatally shot a man described by his family as having an intellectual disability and wounded two of the man’s relatives in a Costco store in Corona violated any department policies in the altercation, officials said Monday. A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told the Los Angeles Times that the officer was holding his…

WI – LE – ATF agents searching for thousands of guns stolen from their facility before they could be destroyed

ATF agents across the country have been working to track down thousands of guns and firearms parts that had been seized by law enforcement and were supposed to be destroyed but were stolen first, according to sources familiar with the effort. The agents are searching for some of their own retired service weapons as well as guns from other federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and…

INT’L – MILITARY – Mexican Children As Young At 6 Are Training To Be Child Soldiers Against The Growing Violence At The Hands Of Cartels

The Mexican Drug War started over a decade ago but with each passing year, it becomes more violent, despite promises from the new president to begin winding it down. The first three months of 2019 were the deadliest yet – with nearly 9,000 murders across the country. Guerrero, a state that is home to the tourist resort of Acapulco and just south of the capital of Mexico…

NAT’L – MILITARY – ‘Optionally manned’ robotic gun is Army’s latest step toward autonomous weapons

There’s an interesting division among journalists covering autonomous technology in the defense industry. One faction is adamant that attempts to create “virtual crewman” to replace human pilots in tanks and ground vehicles is distinct from so-called “killer robots.” The other faction thinks this is all the first step toward a Terminator-like dystopia.

VA – LE – Loudoun County sheriff’s deputy settles lawsuit with gun manufacturer

The New Hampshire-based gun manufacturer SIG Sauer settled a $10 million lawsuit involving a sheriff’s deputy in Loudoun County, Virginia who was injured by her department-issued P320 handgun while removing it from her belt last year. Officer Marcie Vadnais alleged that her gun went off without a trigger pull in February 2018. The bullet broke her leg, and she suffered serious blood loss.Vadnais and the gun maker…

NV – MILITARY – US pilots are about to dogfight one of the world’s toughest opponents — the Air Force’s own F-35 fighters (scroll down for VIDEO)

ABOARD A C-37 MILITARY AIRCRAFT — US military pilots who head to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, will soon find out what it’s like to go up against an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. 

INT’L – MILITARY – Russia Says it Would Sell The Pentagon Ammo If It Weren’t For Those Pesky Sanctions

Russia’s top state-owned industrial conglomerate, Rostec, says it would be more than happy to sell ammunition to the U.S. military for Soviet-style rifles and machine guns, such as the Kalashnikov AK family of rifles, if the United States would just lift the relevant sanctions. 

KS – MILITARY – Giving Up Guns: High-Risk Veterans Are Ready To Talk About It

Lynn Rolf III owns a lot of guns, but only one makes him stop and think whenever he sees it. “I’ve had conversations with one of my pistols numerous times about how easy it would be to put it in the mouth,” he said. “Pretty one-sided.” 

DC – MILITARY – U.S. Army to acquire ammunition for AK-47 rifles and DSHKM machine guns

On May 23, the U.S. Army Contracting Command posted a notice on the U.S. government’s main contracting website, asking for information from contractors about their ability to produce and deliver Non-NATO commercial ammunition. 

VA – MILITARY – The Firearms Industry Remembers on Memorial Day

Memorial Day holds special meaning to the firearms industry. Like nearly all Americans, we pause to remember and honor those whose lives were sacrificed defending our freedoms. 

NAT’L – MILITARY – General Dynamics unveils suite of .338 Norma ammunition for its new lightweight machine gun

The family of new ammunition is designed for meets all of customers’ training and engagement needs, from short range to long distance. It consists of a Frangible Short-Range Training Ammunition (SRTA) rounds, Target Practice (TP), Reduced Range Ammunition (RRA), Armor-Piercing (AP) and Frangible cartridges.

VA – MILITARY – FN To Unveil Prototype 6.5-Caliber Mk 48 Mod 2 Machine Gun At 2019 SOFIC Conference

FN America, LLC, maker of a majority of small arms for the U.S. military, is excited to announce that the company will unveil the prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine gun chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC).

The development of this…

NAT’L – MILITARY/TRAINING – Top U.S. Army Marksman Explains Why Gun Lovers Shoot Better

Master Sgt. Scott Satterlee says he has learned a lot about firearms in the world of competitive shooting. It’s influenced how he shoots—and why he came to recognize flaws in how the military prepares soldiers for war. 

CA – LE – Police cannot be the last line of defense for mental illness. Here are some solutions. (VIDEO)

A man stood in the middle of a busy midtown Sacramento intersection just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, firing shots from a pistol into the air. He had just called Sacramento police to say he was going to kill himself. 

‘Action is faster than reaction:’ I-Team gets exclusive access to police firearms training (VIDEOS)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) May 14, 2019 – It’s part of the training necessary to earn a weapon and badge, and it’s the kind of training that could mean the difference between life or death. 

In this ABC11 Exclusive, the I-Team is giving you an unprecedented look at how most cadets in North Carolina learn to use their firearms in law enforcement, including…

CA – LE – WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO: SDPD Body Cam Captures College Area Shootout (MULTIPLE VIDEOS)

The video showing the dramatic and violent exchange of gunfire in a condo complex corridor was released Monday by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.

CA – LE – How a Sacramento County Crisis Negotiator Helped Prevent Suspect’s Suicide on Highway 50

A man with a gun stopped traffic on Highway 50 on Mother’s Day. Traffic was backed up for miles as California Highway Patrol vehicles scattered and a suicidal man sat in a lone red car with a gun to his head. 

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BREAKING :
WHEN KIMBERLY MATTE CAPTIONS AN INSTAGRAM POST “SUNS OUT, GUNS OUT, BUNS OUT,” SHE MOSTLY MEANS IT. THE SUN MAY BE OUT, BUT SHE’S INSIDE. HER BUNS ARE DEFINITELY OUT, BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A LIME-GREEN THONG. TECHNICALLY, THERE’S ONLY ONE GUN OUT, BUT IT’S AN AR-10 BATTLE RIFLE, SO SHE’S STILL OVER-DELIVERING. MATTE HAS MORE THAN 84,000 FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM AND RECENTLY FOUNDED HER OWN SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND MODELING AGENCY. IT’S UNKNOWN WHAT EXACTLY WAS IN THE MAN’S MIND AS HE APPROACHED THE EARLE CABELL FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN DALLAS ON MONDAY, BUT HIS INTENT WAS EASY TO READ. CLAD IN TACTICAL GEAR AND CARRYING AN ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLE AND AT LEAST FIVE 30-ROUND MAGAZINES, THE MAN — WHOM POLICE IDENTIFIED AS BRIAN ISAACK CLYDE — STARTED SHOOTING AS HE NEARED THE ENTRANCE, THEN CUT AND RAN WHEN SECURITY OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE COLLAPSED, MORTALLY WOUNDED, IN A PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET.CAN SANCTUARY, READILY GRANTED TO PEOPLE IN SOME PARTS OF CALIFORNIA, BE EXTENDED TO PROVISIONS OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION? CAN ACTIONS OF ONE TINY CITY BE AN INSTRUMENT OF CHANGE FOR STATE LAW? “THE NEEDLES CITY COUNCIL HAS VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO DECLARE ITSELF A SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY CITY,” READS A PREPARED STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF NEEDLES RELEASED SATURDAY.THE CITY OF SIOUX FALLS IS LOOKING TO "CLEANUP" THE WORDING OF A CITY ORDINANCE THAT CAN HELP LOCAL POLICE FIND STOLEN GUNS. THE CITY'S ACTION IS IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN STATE LAW THAT PROHIBITS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FROM MAKING THE FINAL DECISION ON GUN PURCHASES. FOR YEARS SIOUX FALLS PAWN SHOPS HAVE CROSS CHECKED GUNS BROUGHT INTO THEIR SHOP WITH A DATABASE TO MAKE SURE THE GUNS AREN'T STOLEN.SHARES OF AMERICAN OUTDOOR BRANDS (NASDAQ:AOBC) ARE TRADING AT LEVELS THEY HAVEN'T SEEN SINCE 2014. GUN INDUSTRY SALES REMAIN DEPRESSED, AND ANOTHER FIREARMS RETAILER RECENTLY DECLARED BANKRUPTCY. AS AMERICAN OUTDOOR GETS READY TO REPORT ITS FISCAL FOURTH QUARTER AND 2019 EARNINGS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, THE FIREARMS MANUFACTURER CONTINUES TO FACE A DIFFICULT OUTLOOK.