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Why The Army Is Investing In New Ammo, Rather Than New Guns

NATIONAL INTEREST.ORG January 24, 2020 –  Recently, much attention has been focused on the state of the U.S. military’s arsenal of small arms. After the announcement and subsequent cancellation of the U.S. Army’s 7.62 Interim Combat Service Rifle project, many were left wondering what the U.S. Army’s actual plan was for a future service rifle. One possible answer was demonstrated at…

AR – LE – Judge Demands City Give Little Rock Officer His Badge And Gun Back After Fatal Shooting (VIDEO)

An Arkansas judge ordered the city of Little Rock to give an officer fired for fatally shooting motorist Bradley Blackshire, his badge and gun back as soon as possible, and says the city’s police chief will lose his own badge and gun if officials don’t comply. A Pulaski County judge on Tuesday found the city in contempt of his order to reinstate Officer Charles Starks, who had been fired over the…

NAT’L – MILITARY – Special operations Marines to call for end of iconic machine gun: M2 ‘Ma Deuce’ soon will be replaced (VIDEO)

SPECIAL OPERATIONS MARINES ARE AIMING TO REPLACE THEIR LONG-SERVING AND ICONIC M2 MACHINE GUN. AFTER MORE THAN 80 YEARS WITH THE M2 "MA DEUCE" WEAPON, MARINE CORPS FORCES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MARSOC, IS SEEKING TO LIGHTEN ITS MACHINE GUN LOAD. FIRST PRODUCED IN 1933, THE M2 QUICKLY EARNED A REPUTATION FOR RELIABILITY AND POWER AND IS THE LONGEST-SERVING WEAPON IN THE U.S. MILITARY ARSENAL.

CO – LE – Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer’s guns

A judge on Thursday denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old that was sought by the teen’s mother under Colorado’s new “red flag” law. In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said there was a credible risk of unlawful or reckless use of a firearm by Colorado State University police…

INT’L – MILITARY – What Is the “Delta Defense Group” and Who Keeps Sending Secret Guns to Syria?

A LOT OF ACTORS ARE INTERESTED IN THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR AND WHICH GROUPS SURVIVE. A LOT OF STRANGE ARMS HAVE FLOODED THE REGION AND IT IS UNCLEAR WHO MADE THEM, WHERE THEY ARE FROM, AND WHAT THEIR PURPOSE IS. THE BATTLEFIELDS OF SYRIA SEE HANDGUNS FROM EVERY CORNER OF THE GLOBE. THE MASSIVE DEMAND CREATED BY THE WAR HAS LED UKRAINIAN, RUSSIAN, TURKISH, AND CHINESE MANUFACTURERS TO PUMP NEW PRODUCTION HANDGUNS INTO THE REGION.

NAT’L – MILITARY – MARSOC to evaluate machine gun that could replace both the M240 and .50 caliber ‘Ma Deuce’ (VIDEO)

THE GUN THAT COULD REPLACE THE DECADES-OLD M240, THE STANDARD MEDIUM MACHINE GUN FOR BOTH THE ARMY AND MARINES, IS BEING EVALUATED BY MARINES WITH SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND. THE M338, A .338 MM NORMA MAGNUM MACHINE GUN MADE BY SIG SAUER, RECENTLY COMPLETED SAFETY TESTING, ACCORDING TO A WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE WEAPON-MAKER. AND SOON, MARINE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES WILL PUT THAT THEORY TO THE TEST, SIG SAUER TOLD MILITARY TIMES.

KY – LE – New Kentucky school safety bill would require all safety officers to carry gun

ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN KENTUCKY WOULD HAVE ARMED SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS UNDER LEGISLATION UNVEILED MONDAY IN THE KENTUCKY SENATE. SEN. MAX WISE, R-CAMPBELLSVILLE, SAID IN A FLOOR SPEECH THAT THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE OFFICERS TO CARRY A GUN WAS A MAJOR CHANGE IN A COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL SAFETY BILL THAT LAWMAKERS APPROVED LAST YEAR BUT DID NOT FUND. WISE PRESENTED SENATE BILL 8 MONDAY TO HIS COLLEAGUES AND NOTED THAT LAST YEAR'S BILL "DID NOT GO DOWN THE PATH OF ARMING TEACHERS WITH FIREARMS."

Three Companies Vie to Make Next-Gen Squad Weapon

NATIONALDEFENSEMAGAZINE.ORG January 13, 2019 –  The Army has whittled down the competition to replace its legacy M4 carbine and M249 squad automatic weapon to three companies, each with starkly different designs.

The service’s next-generation squad weapon program has been one of the service’s most high-profile soldier lethality efforts. Besides new weapons, the program also includes the development of a new 6.8 mm…

INT’L – MILITARY – These 5 Weapons Helped Build The Modern State Of Israel

Much of Israel’s history has, for better or worse, been written with guns. From the 1948 War of Independence to today, Israeli forces have used firearms to defend the state or its interests on almost yearly basis. Images of Israeli forces rushing the West Bank in 1967 or escorting rescued hostages from Entebbe are synonymous with the Jewish State, and some of Israel’s weapons have become quite famous in…

AR – LE – Walther Arms Returns to Law Enforcement

WALTHER ARMS PLANS AN EVENT AT THEIR FORT SMITH, ARK., HEADQUARTERS FOR POLICE-RELATED AGENCIES. THEY NAMED THE EVENT “LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY” WITH HOPES TO HAVE IT A REOCCURRING OCCASION. IT’S A FITTING NAME AND SETTING, AS ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT PISTOL MODELS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE MADE OUT OF THE FORT SMITH, ARK., LOCATION.

TX – LE – Texas DPS releases footage of troopers fatally shooting armed man after traffic stop (VIDEO)

VIDEOS RELEASED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ON TUESDAY SHOW THAT A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN SHOT BY TWO TROOPERS AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP LAST SUMMER WAS HOLDING A GUN. THE FOOTAGE COMES FROM THE BODY CAMERA AND DASHBOARD CAMERA OF TWO TROOPERS WHO STOPPED SCHASTON HODGE ON AUG. 17, 2019, IN SOUTH DALLAS. THEY BEGAN PURSUING HIM AFTER HE FAILED TO SIGNAL A LEFT TURN AND LED THE TROOPERS ON A BRIEF CHASE.

SC – LE – S.C. laws may let officers with ‘insufficient’ training into deadly situations

SOUTH CAROLINA'S CODE OF LAWS ALLOWED OFFICER JACKSON WINKELER TO PATROL THE FLORENCE REGIONAL AIRPORT AND CONDUCT A TRAFFIC STOP SUNDAY WHERE HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WINKELER ONLY COMPLETED 33% OF HIS BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING. WHILE WINKELER WAS UNCERTIFIED, OR "PRE-ACADEMY," HE WAS ABLE TO PERFORM ALL OF THE DUTIES OF A FULLY CERTIFIED OFFICER WHILE PATROLLING ALONE, EVEN THOUGH HE HAD NOT BEEN TAUGHT ALL OF THE PROCEDURES FOR KEEPING HIMSELF SAFE ON THE JOB.

NAT’L – MILITARY – USMC Firearm Policy Updated to Allow Concealed Carry for Self-Defense

USMC firearm policy has been updated to allow off-duty Marine Corps Law Enforcement professionals to carry concealed “privately owned firearms” while on base for self-defense. The change comes after the December 4, 2019, firearm-based attack at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and the December 6, 2019, firearm-based attack at Naval Air Station Pensacola. U.S. military personnel who were present during the shootings were defenseless due to gun-free policies that bar…

NJ – LE – Body Cam Video: Newark police make dramatic arrest of armed man (VIDEO)

Newark police have released dramatic video of an encounter with an armed man. The body camera video shows the incident that took place at a gas station on Springfield Avenue on Wednesday. Three officers arrived at the scene, where they witnessed an argument between two men. One of the men was seen taking out a handgun. The officers took out their firearms and convinced the armed man to drop…

CA – LE – WATCH: California K-9 jumps through shattered car window, takes down assault suspect (VIDEOS)

A CALIFORNIA K-9 WHO SERVED IN THE MARINE CORPS IN IRAQ WAS CAPTURED ON VIDEO TAKING DOWN AN ASSAULT SUSPECT WHO HAD ALLEGEDLY LED POLICE ON A CHASE IN CALIFORNIA EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT SHOWS A CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL (CHP) OFFICER BREAKING THE DRIVER'S SIDE WINDOW OF THE PICKUP BEFORE THE 5-YEAR-OLD BELGIAN MALINOIS NAMED DUKE JUMPED THROUGH THE SHATTERED GLASS INTO THE DRIVER'S SEAT.

WI – LE – Five things you should know about guns lost by G4S, the largest security company in the world

PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANY G4S ARMS APPROXIMATELY 5,700 GUARDS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES. THE COMPANY IS LICENSED AS A FEDERAL FIREARMS DEALER, EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT IN THE BUSINESS OF SELLING GUNS. A USA TODAY/MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT G4S EMPLOYEES LOSE THEIR COMPANY GUNS MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK, ON AVERAGE. SOME OF THOSE GUNS ARE TURNING UP IN VIOLENT CRIMES, A PROBLEM G4S HAS BEEN AWARE OF FOR YEARS BUT HAS BEEN UNABLE TO RECTIFY.

INT’L – LE – Turkey’s New Drone Comes With a Machine Gun (VIDEO)

Turkey has unveiled the country’s first armed drone, a small tactical unmanned aerial vehicle designed to provide fire support for convoys or defensive positions, day or night, to ranges of up to six miles. The drone is not only armed with cameras but a light machine gun. The Songar drone is built by Turkish defense contractor Asisguard. According to the company, Songar is designed to, “ increase survival against…

VA – LE – ‘The law is the law’: Virginia Democrats float prosecution and National Guard for police who fail to enforce gun control legislation

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL SAY LOCAL POLICE WHO DO NOT ENFORCE GUN CONTROL MEASURES LIKELY TO PASS IN VIRGINIA SHOULD FACE PROSECUTION AND EVEN THREATS OF THE NATIONAL GUARD. AFTER NOVEMBER'S VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE ELECTIONS THAT LED TO DEMOCRATS TAKING CONTROL OF BOTH CHAMBERS, THE GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY SOME DEMOCRATS MOVED FORWARD, INCLUDING UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS, AN “ASSAULT WEAPONS” BAN, AND A RED FLAG LAW.

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