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Nat’l – LE/Military – Firearms and Training Simulators for Military Agencies

ARMY TECHNOLOGY.COM March 22, 2017 – VirTra provides a realistic and effective use of firearms and training simulators for the military industry. Its portfolio of force simulators range from portable single-screen systems to immersive firearms training simulators, the V-300™ and the V-ST PRO™. The V-300™ is the higher standard for decision-making simulation firearms training. It includes five screens and a 300° immersive training environment that translates time with the…

IL – LE – Top cop to meet with Jeff Sessions about gun violence in Chicago

CHICAGO TRIBUNE March 16, 2017 – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson will meet with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday morning to discuss how the federal government can help combat gun violence in the city, a police spokesman said Wednesday night. The Justice Department’s report on Chicago cited, among other things, longstanding civil rights violations by police and poor training for its officers.  ”16Mar17

Nat’l – LE – Tactical Illuminator Training: If you’re going to use a weapon-mounted light on duty, use it the right way.

POLICE MAG.COM March 13, 2017 – For many years, handgun-mounted lights were reserved for SWAT teams and K-9 handlers. The thought was that their unique assignments and extra training equaled justification for weapon-mounted lights. But that has changed. I began teaching the use of tactical illuminators, otherwise known as weapon-mounted lights, to law enforcement agencies over 10 years ago. As an instructor in the firearms unit I helped train…

Nat’l – Military – Meet RAMBO, the Army’s new 3D-printed grenade launcher

FOX NEWS March 13, 2017 – You know 3D-printing has hit the big leagues when the military starts using the technology to produce weapons. Researchers at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center last week announced the successful development and firing of a 3D-printed grenade from a 3D-printed grenade launcher. The grenade launcher, aptly named RAMBO (Rapid Additively Manufactured Ballistics Ordnance), was designed and developed as part…

Nat’l – LE – Virtual Reality Arrives At The Range

LAW OFFICER.COM March 10, 2017 – Over the years, lot of us have spent time using simulated firearm training systems.  There are numerous such systems out there. This is NOT a commercial. It is information about some new technology that has arrived to help cops do better with their weapons.  Much like I have written reviews / announcements in the past about computers, vests and TASERS – I want…

Off-Duty Officer Who Fired Gun During Scuffle With Teen Sued

NBC LOS ANGELES.COM March 9, 2017 – The parents of a 13-year-old boy who scuffled with an off-duty police officer in Southern California who fired a gun have filed a lawsuit. The scuffle and gunfire on the Anaheim front lawn of Los Angeles police Officer Kevin Ferguson last month was captured in a pair of videos that went viral, though the shot was fired into the ground and no…

Battle Ready, Fully Secure: Getac’s MX50 Tactical Tablet Is Ideal for Tactical Operations and Special Forces Units

IRVINE, Calif.—March 7, 2017—Getac introduces its first rugged tactical tablet, built from the ground up, for combat-ready military forces, including dismounted warfighters, elite enforcement agencies and Special Forces military units. Designed from feedback from Special Forces and tactical operators, the Getac MX50 rugged tactical tablet is battle-ready tough. It is MIL-STD 810G and MIL-STD 461 certified and IP67 waterproof. Its large, 5.7” screen offers a bright, 480 nit sunlight-readable…

Nat’l – Military – Marine’s to Arm Ospreys With Rockets, Missiles and Heavy Guns

REAL CLEAR DEFENSE.COM March 6, 2017 – The U.S. Marine Corps is progressing with a new project to arm its MV-22 Osprey aircraft with new weapons such as laser-guided 2.75in rockets, missiles and heavy guns – a move which would expand the tiltrotor’s mission set beyond supply, weapons and forces transport to include a wider range of offensive and defensive combat missions, Corps officials said.   

With New Smart Gun, Industry Pioneer Bets Bigger Is Better (VIDEO)

THE TRACE.COM March 2, 2017 – The leading manufacturer of smart guns thinks it has developed a weapon that police will finally trust. The German gunmaker Armatix has built a prototype of a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, the iP9, that it says should ease concerns from law enforcement and the public at large that firearms equipped with technology that prevents unauthorized firing may be unreliable.

NE – LE – Nebraska law enforcement officers testify in support of bill to expand concealed carry for off-duty, retired police

OMAHA.COM March 2, 2017 – LINCOLN — Death threats come with the badge, especially for those who wear one for decades. Pierce County Sheriff Rick Eberhardt told Nebraska lawmakers Wednesday about two threats that stand out from 32 years in law enforcement. It’s why he and other law enforcement officers testified in support of Legislative Bill 500, which would allow off-duty or retired officers to carry concealed handguns nearly…

FL – LE – Gun cam offers another tool for transparency in policing (VIDEO)

WPTV.COM March 1, 2017 – Call it the evolution of technology for police officers on the job – a camera that records what an officer sees when initiating the most lethal use of force. The “gun cam” features a wide angle lens that records everything in a direct line with the gun including audio. The technology aims to show the officer’s  target before the trigger is pulled. The camera starts…

NY – LE – An ATF Special Agent on Joining Forces With the NYPD, How Tech Is Solving Armed Robberies, and the Case He’ll Never Forget

THE TRACE.COM February 24, 2017 – Two years ago, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives formally teamed up with the New York City Police Department to pursue high-profile armed robbery cases. Since then, the 17-member team has used surveillance video and other evidence to track down thieves who had been assaulting overnight security guards and stealing cash, electronics, and tools; and tracked one of the three men accused of…

Nat’l – Military – Orbital ATK reports new orders for Bushmaster guns

UPI.COM February 21, 2017 –  Orbital ATK won about $600 million in international orders in the past three months for its medium-caliber cannons and related munitions, the company announced. The orders from multiple customers were primarily for MK44 and M230 link-fed Bushmaster Chain Guns. The MK44 cannon uses Orbital ATK’s 30mm MK310 Programmable Air Bursting Munitions as well as the company’s 30mm x 173mm ammunition for precise point-in-space burst…

Nat’l – Military – The M4 Carbine: The Gun the U.S. Army Can’t Do Without

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG February 19, 2017 – The U.S. Army is an armed force with a truly global reach. At any given time, America’s premier land power operates on several different continents simultaneously, from hot, dry deserts to humid jungles and sprawling cities. Its infantrymen carry a weapon whose lineage dates back to Vietnam but which has been constantly improved to become the weapon it is today. Rugged, simple and…

11 key facts about Americans’ attitudes toward the Police

LEARN LIBERTY.ORG From the Archives – The Cato Institute has released Policing in America—an extensive national public opinion report that explores Americans’ attitudes toward the police based on an original Cato Institute/YouGov national survey of 2,000 Americans. Here are eleven key facts about Americans’ attitudes toward the police. The Cato Institute/YouGov national survey of 2000 adults was conducted June 6-22, 2016 using a sample drawn from YouGov’s online panel, which…

AL – LE – Law enforcement officials say firearms are easily accessible illegally by teens

WBRC TV NEWS 6.COM February 17, 2017 – For David Hyche with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it’s not surprising to hear about a teenager having a firearm. “Many times in these crimes committed by juveniles, we’ll find the gun belonged to a family member and maybe hadn’t been secured,” said Hyche. Hyche says guns are traded on the streets all the time, like the situation…

OR – LE – Oregon Counties Declare Sanctuary Status Against Gun Control

BREITBART.COM February 14, 2017 – Four counties in the state of Oregon have declared sanctuary status, saying they will not enforce the universal background checks which Democrats heaved upon the state in 2015. But Coos County’s Rob Taylor–a chief proponent of Second Amendment Preservation ordinances–begs to differ. He wants Oregon to have “sanctuary counties” where the Second Amendment is free from gun control enforcement in much the same way…

GA – LE/New Products February 14, 2017 – Plinker Systems Debuts Use of Force Dual Movers Targets (VIDEOS)

GA – Plinker Systems, the company that introduced The Sport of Plinker at SHOT Show 2016, this year introduced their new Dual Movers at SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas. Dual Movers are the industry’s first dual target on a single, portable chassis. Law enforcement agencies use Dual Movers to aid in teaching Judgmental Use of Force scenarios which unfortunately today, are so common when LEO officers encounter suspects…

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