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NAT’L – MILITARY – U.S. Army Will Buy Prototype Light Machine Guns and Rifles As Next Generational Squad Weapon Tests Continue

THE U.S. ARMY IS NOW REQUESTING $111 MILLION TO CONTINUE PROTOTYPING THE NEXT GENERATION SQUAD WEAPONS (NGSW) THROUGH THE FISCAL YEAR IN THE RECENT BUDGET REQUEST. EARLIER THIS YEAR THE ARMY SELECTED THREE FINALISTS TO REPLACE ITS LEGACY M4 CARBINE AND M249 SQUAD AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. THE COMPANIES INCLUDED SIG SAUER, GENERAL DYNAMICS ORDNANCE AND TACTICAL SYSTEMS AND TEXTRON SYSTEMS.

NAT’L – MILITARY – Light Weapons Market 2020 Scrutinized In New Research By Bae Systems Plc, Cockerill Maintenance And Ingénierie, Fn Herstal

The Light Weapons Market report aims to provide an overview of with detailed market segmentation by nature, form, application, distribution channel category and geography. The market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the leading Light Weapons market players and offers key trends and opportunities in the market. Light weapons are the infantry portable weapons which…

NAT’L – LE – Case points to critical need for policy guiding carrying of weapons off duty

YOU FIGURE OUT WHO’S UNLUCKY. HYUN JU PARK OR ANSON KIMURA? THE BYSTANDER OFFICERS AT THE BAR? THE CHIEF? OR ALL THE ABOVE? PARK WAS A BARTENDER AT A HONOLULU SPORTS BAR. THREE OFF-DUTY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS STOPPED BY THE BAR AND PROCEEDED TO DRINK. AFTER OFFICER KIMURA DOWNED SEVEN BEERS, HE DECIDED TO CHECK TO SEE WHETHER HIS REVOLVER WAS LOADED. IT WAS, BUT THAT DIDN’T STOP HIM FROM TRYING TO CRAM IN MORE BULLETS – MUCH TO THE AMUSEMENT OF THE TWO BYSTANDER OFFICERS. KIMURA DROPPED HIS REVOLVER. SOMEHOW IT DISCHARGED. A BULLET STRUCK PARK, CAUSING LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. PARK SUED KIMURA FOR HER INJURIES AND SHE SUED THE OTHER OFFICERS FOR FAILURE TO INTERVENE IN KIMURA’S DANGEROUS HORSEPLAY WITH HIS REVOLVER.

INT’L – MILITARY/LE – Turkish Firm Develops Lightweight Anti-Drone Gun

TURKISH FIRM HARP ARGE UNVEILED ITS NEW LIGHTWEIGHT, ELECTROMAGNETIC ANTI-DRONE GUN DESIGNED TO DISRUPT COMMUNICATION BETWEEN DRONES AND THEIR CONTROL UNITS. THE 2.5KG ES-60 GUN INFLICTS HIGH-SPEED ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE TO DISRUPT COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN DRONES AND THEIR CONTROL UNITS AND CAUSE ENEMY DEVICES TO MALFUNCTION. IT IS CAPABLE OF INTERCEPTING ROGUE DRONES WITHIN A 3KM-RANGE.

NJ – LE – New Jersey Prosecutors Drop Case Against Gun-Carrying Security Guard Who Had Permit To Carry Firearm

New Jersey prosecutors dropped a felony charge against a security guard who was pulled over for driving with tinted windows and then charged with violating gun laws, prosecutors informed Newsweek on Friday. Roosevelt Twyne’s case illustrates how the state’s intricate gun restrictions can ensnare residents, multiple experts said. Roselle Park police officers stopped Twyne, 25, in early February as he was returning home from work in his personal vehicle because, they…

OH – LE – He Tracked Terrorists for the FBI. Now His Job Is to Stop School Shooters and Teen Suicides.

In February 2018, a 13-year-old student shot and killed himself in the bathroom of a middle school in Massillon, Ohio. When police checked the student’s cell phone, they found notes that indicated he had planned a mass shooting at the school. It was the latest in a disturbing spate of incidents that rocked the local community and put law enforcement on edge. Between August 2017 and March 2018, 12 teenagers…

NJ – LE – Jersey Cops Arrest Black Gun Owner Over Licensed Gun, Legal Ammo

A NEW JERSEY GUN OWNER IS FIGHTING CHARGES FOR CARRYING A FIREARM FOR WHICH HE HAD A PERMIT AND AMMUNITION STATE POLICE HAVE PUBLICLY SAID IS LEGAL. ROOSEVELT TWYNE, A 25-YEAR-OLD AFRICAN-AMERICAN SECURITY GUARD, WAS ARRESTED BY ROSELLE PARK POLICE IN FEBRUARY AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP STEMMING FROM TINTED WINDOWS ON HIS CAR. EVAN NAPPEN, TWYNE'S ATTORNEY, TOLD THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON THAT HIS CLIENT WAS THEN ERRONEOUSLY CHARGED FOR ILLEGALLY CARRYING A FIREARM AND BEING IN POSSESSION OF SO-CALLED HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION. "HE WAS ARRESTED FOR THE HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION," NAPPEN TOLD THE FREE BEACON. "THEN THEY CLAIMED HE WAS TRANSPORTING HIS HANDGUN ILLEGALLY. HE HAD A PERMIT TO CARRY A HANDGUN.

INT’L – MILITARY – They dive from the sky & gun down panicked enemy: Russian special forces day celebrated with action-packed VIDEO

RUSSIA’S HIGHLY SECRETIVE SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES, WHICH GET THE MOST DEMANDING AND SENSITIVE TASKS AND MAY GO DEEP INTO ENEMY TERRITORY, ARE MARKING THEIR PROFESSIONAL DAY. HERE IS HOW THE COMMANDOS LOOK IN ACTION. WATCH THE VIDEO.

CA – LE – County Creates Special Team To Take Firearms Away From Banned Gun Owners

Santa Clara County officials announced on Monday the formation of a County Gun Team that would be responsible for taking guns away from people who are not supposed to have them.

County officials pointed to almost the almost 4,600 people per year who have been court-ordered to surrender their firearms as the primary target of the new task force, The Mercury News reported.But Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez said…

VA – LE – Democrats turned down sheriff’s deputy raises over gun control opposition  (VIDEO)

A TOP DEMOCRAT IN VIRGINIA’S GENERAL ASSEMBLY SAYS HIS PARTY REJECTED A PAY RAISE FOR SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF DIFFERING STANCES ON GUN CONTROL. ON MONDAY MORNING, DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ADVANCED NINE GUN CONTROL BILLS.

NAT’L – MILITARY – The U.S. Army Wants a ‘Cannon’ That Can Attack from 1,000 Miles Away

The U.S. Army still is studying a concept for a gigantic new cannon that could fire shells as far as 1,000 miles. The new Strategic Long-Range Cannon could give the ground-combat branch roughly the same kind of fast deep-strike capability that the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy possess with their warplanes and cruise missiles. The Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command in late February posted, on professional networking site…

NAT’L – MIITARY – The US Army Is Using Virtual Reality To Enhance Training, And Saving Taxpayer Dollars (VIDEO)

The U.S. Army is one of the most heavily funded and technologically-advanced branches of the military. It is also one of the best trained — it would have to be to stay ahead of international competition. One of the most exciting aspects of this is the paradigm shift in training that has taken place over the last 20 years. Gone are the days of expensive and, frankly, dangerous training…

INT’L – MILITARY – Here’s What Russia Is Doing to Convince Everyone to Buy Their Weapons

Since 2010, Rosoboronexport– Russia’s state defense export agency– has made great strides in breaking into the Southeast Asian arms market. However, parts of the Middle-East present a much more challenging landscape. In particular, Rosoboronexport has yet to make meaningful headway in the lucrative Persian Gulf market where major defense system contracts still tend to go to the United States. As Russian arms exporters make a concerted push into the Gulf states,…

NAT’L – MILITARY – A Missile With a Gun On It Is as Weird as It Sounds (VIDEO)

THE DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA) WANTS TO MAKE THE "GUNSLINGER," A MISSILE WITH A MULTI-SHOT GUN FOR AIR-TO-GROUND AND AIR-TO-AIR WARFARE. THE PROPOSED MISSILE WILL ALLOW A SINGLE WEAPON TO TAKE MULTIPLE SHOTS AT THE ENEMY. GUNSLINGER WILL KEEP ENEMY FIGHTER JETS AT BAY, ALLOWING U.S. FIGHTERS TO ENGAGE FROM BEYOND VISUAL RANGE. CALLED “GUNSLINGER,” THIS MISSILE WON'T BE LIKE ANY OTHER MISSILE EVER MADE—IT WILL CARRY A GUN CAPABLE OF ENGAGING ENEMY AIRCRAFT OR TROOPS ON THE GROUND. IT’S ALL PART OF THE MILITARY’S EFFORT TO PUT ROBOTS—AND NOT HUMANS—IN HARM’S WAY, ALLOWING MANNED AIRCRAFT TO COORDINATE THE BATTLE AT A SAFE DISTANCE.

NAT’L – MILITARY – U.S. Army aiming at doubling original purchase of new Barrett Precision Sniper Rifles

In March 2019, Barrett Firearms Manufacturing Inc., Christiana, Tennessee, was awarded an estimated $49,936,300, five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for the purchase of advanced sniper rifles in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). It would replace existing SOCOM sniper rifles. The Advanced Sniper Rifle program asked industry to give the military a bolt-action sniper rifle that could be chambered in .338 Norma Magnum, .300 NM and 7.62mm NATO, with…

NAT’L – MILITARY – While You Will Never See a Battleship Fire Its Big Guns Ever Again

Battleships captivate the imagination. Before they were displaced by aircraft carriers, battleships were symbols of great-power status. Some of the most iconic were the American Iowa class, the last battleships ever built by the United States. Powerful in appearance, yet with sleek lines filled in with haze gray, the Iowa class served in World War II and were unretired three more times to serve as the U.S. Navy’s big guns. If…

IL – LE – ISP director calls for passage of bill to fingerprint gun owners

FINGERPRINTING GUN OWNERS IN ILLINOIS WOULD HELP KEEP GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF PEOPLE WHO SHOULDN’T HAVE THEM, ILLINOIS STATE POLICE DIRECTOR BRENDAN KELLY SAID THURSDAY. THAT’S WHY, KELLY SAID, THE ILLINOIS SENATE SHOULD GIVE FINAL APPROVAL TO SENATE BILL 1966 THAT INCLUDES A PROVISION THAT A PERSON APPLYING FOR OR RENEWING A FIREARM OWNERS IDENTIFICATION CARD MUST SUBMIT A SET OF FINGERPRINTS.

OK – LE – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office gets guns with added technology (VIDEO)

THE CLEVELAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS BUYING BRAND NEW GEN5 GLOCK HANDGUNS. THEY ARE EQUIPPED WITH RED DOT AIMING THAT WILL MAKE DUTY GUNS SAFER WHEN THEY NEED TO BE USED.

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