LE/Military Archive

TX – LE – Texas police chief asked to leave doctor’s office for carrying gun

FOX NEWS August 13, 2017 – A Texas police chief said he was asked to leave a doctor’s office because he was carrying his gun. The receptionist reportedly took the officer’s information, then asked him to put his gun in his car. Dupuis said he refused, and was asked to leave. “It’s just bad,” Dupuis told The Courier. “My badge is clearly displayed. I have my lanyard on with…

CT – LE – Cop Shot by Dropped, Holstered Pistol Sues Gunmaker Sig Sauer

CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW August 7, 2017 – A Stamford police officer has sued gunmaker Sig Sauer over injuries he suffered when his holstered P320 pistol discharged and hit him in the leg after he dropped it in a parking lot. According to the complaint filed Aug. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, officer Vincent Sheperis dropped his holstered department-issued handgun while loading equipment into the back…

CA – LE – Calif. police defend officer who pointed gun at passenger for 9 minutes during traffic stop (VIDEO)

USA TODAY August 7, 2017 – A video showing a California police officer pointing a gun at a passenger for nine minutes during a traffic stop is causing outrage on social media. The Campbell Police Department said the officer pulled over a speeding driver on July 28. In video captured by the driver and later uploaded online, an unidentified officer points a gun at a male passenger, who repeatedly says his hands…

NM – LE – Company testing holster that triggers police body cams when guns are drawn

KOL.COM August 3, 2017 – Despite outfitting every sworn officer with a body cam, the Albuquerque Police Department has had no lapel camera video to show for some controversial shootings. New technology could remedy that. Albuquerque has a $4.4 million contract with Axon, formerly known as Taser International. The company is testing a holster that triggers body cameras when an officer removes his or her weapon.  

NJ – LE – Feds use ‘dark net’ sting to bust illegal interstate gun sale

NJ.COM July 29, 2017 – Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced two Indiana men have admitted using an underground website to arrange the illegal sale of numerous firearms to undercover investigators in the Garden State. Benjamin Donald Brunni, 19, of Greensburg, Ind., and Nicholas Michael Albertson, 20, of Columbus, Ind., were arrested in September after they showed up at a meeting with undercover agents in Phillipsburg with 10 firearms they had agreed to sell…

Farewell to a Hero — Storied Military Dog Cena Saved Lives of His Handler and Many, Many Others

K-9 Who American Humane Helped Reunite with Battle Buddy Ends Service

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN, July 26, 2017 – U.S. military hero dog Cena, a 9-year-old Black Labrador who served as a bomb detection dog in Afghanistan and saved the lives of his handler and uncounted other American warriors, ended his service to Mankind today after a battle he could not win with bone cancer. Cena died peacefully in the arms of…

IL – LE – Deputy used wounded gunman as shield in West Side gunfight caught on video (VIDEO – NO SOUND)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 26, 2017 – Video of a wild gunfight on the West Side shows an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy using a man he just shot as a shield while another gunman circles him. The shooting played out in the early hours of Nov. 30, 2014, as the deputy responded to a fight.  The deputy was not hurt, and the wounded gunman survived. The other gunman was later…

IL – LE – Top prosecutor ‘stunned’ at how few gun cases brought to trial yield convictions (VIDEO)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 25, 2017 – Touching on an issue often raised by police when discussing Chicago’s ongoing problem with gun violence, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said Tuesday that she was “stunned” to learn how few gun cases that go to trial result in convictions. Foxx, in an interview with the Tribune’s editorial board eight months into her job, said her office is working with law enforcement…

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police Upgrade to IWI US TAVOR X95

The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police were the first law enforcement agency in the United States to adopt the TAVOR SAR in 2013.

Harrisburg, Pa. (July 2017) – IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., is proud to announce that the Pennsylvania State Capitol Police have upgraded their firearms from the IWI US TAVOR SAR to the TAVOR X95. The Pennsylvania State Capitol Police were the first law enforcement agency in the United…

Bossier City Police Dept Chooses Battle Rifle Company

(Bossier City, LA) – The Bossier City Police Department has taken delivery of fifty custom Trooper Carbines from Battle Rifle Company, specially designed to meet the department’s needs for patrol and tactical use.

The rifles are equipped with ambidextrous controls including selector switches and magazine releases. To complete the package, the rifles are setup with Streamlight Protac 2L lights and 2-point slings, three magazines and tactical bags. The rifles will be issued to officers assigned…

IL – LE – Follow the money: Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s new plan for stemming gun violence

CHICAGO TRIBUNE July 13, 2017 – In an effort to crack down on Chicago’s persistent gun violence, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Thursday his office will be alerting local police when defendants with gun charges post lucrative bonds. From February through May, 351 alleged gun suspects posted more than $5,000 to bond out of Cook County Jail, with the sum of their bonds exceeding $3.3 million. “We should be using…

Khyber and the LSL Tour

July 7, 2017 — It’s been awhile since we sent out a newsletter; over the last two years the Lights Sights Lasers US Tour has grown and our course schedule has been so intense that it has left little time to do the things we need to do, like market, advertise and stay in touch with friends, partners and students.

Were now in the 5th year of the LSL tour and we…

What Are New York City Gun Laws Like? Miosotis Familia’s Fatal Shooting Comes As A Shock

BUSTLE.COM July 5, 2017 – On Wednesday morning, 48-year-old NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was fatally shot in the head while sitting in a command vehicle in the Bronx. While there is an ongoing investigation into the possible motive behind the shooting, the incident brings up larger questions about gun accessibility in New York City. More specifically, it begs the question: What are New York City’s gun laws like in the first place? 

TN – LE – This woman’s harrowing story explains why it’s so important for police to learn de-escalation tactics

RARE.US July 6, 2017 – In May of this year, a Tennessee woman named Tonya Jameson purchased a used truck directly from its owner without using a car dealer. After the sale, she went outside — registration, keys, and bill of sale in hand — to change the vehicle’s license plates. It turned out the truck’s former owner was the mother-in-law of a police officer, Matthew Janish, who lived across the street….

Int’l – Military – The Israeli Military is Buying Copter Drones With Machine Guns

DEFENSE ONE.COM July 5, 2017 – The Israeli military is buying small multi-rotor drones modified to carry a machine gun, a grenade launcher and variety of other weapons to fight tomorrow’s urban warfare battles. Their maker, Florida startup Duke Robotics, is pitching the TIKAD drone to the U.S military as well. Lt. Col. Raziel “Razi” Atuar, a 20-year veteran of the Israeli military and a reservist in the Israeli Special Forces, co-founded the…

FL – LE – Pasco gun range dispute pits environmental stewardship versus officer readiness

TAMPA BAY ONLINE.COM July 5, 2017 – Two years ago, amid a flurry of budget vetoes, Gov. Rick Scott spared a $1 million appropriation for Pasco-Hernando State College. Legislators sought the money, at the behest of Sheriff Chris Nocco, for refurbishing and modernizing the gun range at the police academy at the college’s east Pasco campus. The state-of-the-art facility reopened in January. But less than six months later, Nocco…

Nat’l – Military – The U.S. Military Just Attached a Laser Weapon to an Apache Gunship

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG June 27, 2017 – The thrust of the U.S. military’s laser weapon tests have focused on the sea, on land and aboard fixed-wing aircraft. You need a lot of power to generate a beam capable of burning through a target, which limits where you can stick a laser. But they can work on helicopters, too. Raytheon recently tested a high-energy laser weapon attached to an AH-64 Apache…

Int’l – Military – Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq

THE GLOBE AND MAIL.COM June 22, 2017 – A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres. Sources say a member of Joint Task Force 2 killed an Islamic State insurgent with a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place…

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