The US House of Representatives recently has passed their version of the 2018 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act ). Within, it included a provision that will mandate the release of all the M1911 handguns that are currently in US Army inventory to the CMP (the Civilian Marksmanship Program), for a further distribution to eligible US civilians. This new bill would overwrite the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which allowed for the release of 10,000 of the pistols but, fortunately, did not mandate it. Read more
Law enforcement officers got to test out the “Drone Killer”. The device can either drop a drone to the ground immediately or have it return to the operator so an arrest can be made.
Law enforcement have been taking aim and shooting down drones as new technology is targeting these flying threats.
Colombian entrepreneur Miguel Caballero, designer of a bulletproof clothing line, demonstrated the viability of his product on an unlikely target: his wife — and this wasn’t the first time he’d done it.
Caballero’s MC Armor clothing line recently expanded its market to the U.S., and to demonstrate his product’s design, Caballero and his wife, Carolina Ballesteros, filmed an attention-grabbing promotional video.
It was a scene right out of a Wild West movie where the hombres on horseback ride into a Texas border town in the dead of night and gallop down Main Street, firing indiscriminately.
However this was no movie and the horses these thugs were driving was a Nissan Altima and that fabled Main Street was Glenburnie Drive, in North Houston, Texas.
Many American presidents have kept prized possessions within reach during their White House years. Franklin D. Roosevelt cherished a 19th century ship model of the U.S.S. Constitution. One of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s favorite gifts was an engraved Steuben glass bowl from his cabinet. And sitting on John F. Kennedy’s desk in the Oval Office was a paperweight made from a coconut shell he had carved with a distress message after his PT-109 was sunk during World War II.
Veteran, comedian, internet star, and entrepreneur Mat Best is back with another great commercial for Black Rifle Coffee.
If you love coffee as much as the 2nd Amendment and don’t mind offending gun control advocates, you’ll love this video.
Evan Hafer, an Army Special Forces veteran and Black Rifle Coffee CEO, started roasting coffee in Colorado as a side job between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now he plans to expand his company to bring more jobs to the 2.5 million post-9/11 veterans.
With the help of other veterans like Mat Best, Black Rifle Coffee has been spreading the word about their brand through funny videos like the one below.
WARNING: If you’ve ever needed to use a safe space for a good cry, you’re going to have a bad time.
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A school in Woodstock, Georgia, is facing fierce criticism online after photos emerged of young students handling guns at a firing range during a school-sanctioned trip.
Holdheide Academy bills itself as an accredited preschool and Montessori academy for children from kindergarten to second grade. On Wednesday, several of the school’s students went on a field trip to Hi-Caliber Firearms, a gun store and range in Woodstock, roughly 30 miles northwest of Atlanta. Images of the children in the store, some where the students are holding guns, surfaced on Facebook shortly after.
Almost immediately, debate erupted on social media, with some saying the school’s decision was “unacceptable, irresponsible and dangerous.” On Facebook, the school has received 43 1-star reviews out of 68 total, many coming in the past two days.
However, the school’s owner, Tammy Dorsten, has defended the decision, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the trip was “a wonderful educational experience.”
Dorsten told WSB-TV that she got the idea for the trip because her first- and second-graders were studying sharpshooter Annie Oakley and frontiersman Daniel Boone in school.
According to Dorsten, several students said they thought sharpshooting sounded easy, per the Journal-Constitution.
“I wanted to show them it wasn’t easy,” she told the newspaper.
Per WSB-TV, Dorsten said Hi-Caliber had a 1894 rifle and vintage revolver similar to what Oakley would have used, so she decided to take students to see them. Parents were given permission slips to sign before the trip, Dorsten said.
“(They) were very supportive and knew what was going on,” she told the Journal-Constitution.
While Holdheide takes care of infants as young as six weeks old, only six- and seven-year-olds went on the trip, Dorsten said.
Dorsten also said the children went through a gun safety course before they handled the firearms, which she says were not loaded.
The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a statement about the trip Friday, saying it is “currently investigating to determine what children were involved in the field trip and whether it is within DECAL’s jurisdiction to take appropriate actions.”
The National Rifle Association has backed legislation teaching gun control to first-graders in Missouri in the past, per CNN, and a writer for NRA Family recommends that children as young as six who are interested in guns should be allowed to shoot them in controlled environments, though the writer also says children should be taught to keep their fingers off the trigger until ready to shoot. In the images from Woodstock, the children appear to have their fingers on the trigger, though it is not clear if the guns they handled were capable of firing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has argued in a policy statement that the “most effective measure to prevent suicide, homicide and unintentional firearm-related injuries to children and adolescents is the absence of guns from homes and communities.”
Eric from Moss Pawn & Gun is back with an old favorite, the .30 caliber M1 carbine.
In this episode of IraqVeteran8888, Eric takes a closer look at the Xtreme Cavitator rounds by Underwood.
According to Underwood’s website, “The Xtreme Cavitator utilizes unique geometry to take advantage of the super cavitation effect. This unique geometry combines a square nose, concave sides, and a wide base to create a pressure spike (a long air cavity behind the projectile) as it passes through a media, eliminating drag and ultimately translating to deeper penetration with a well defined wound channel.”
See these special rounds in action with the video below.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday.
Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the courthouse in Steubenville, across the Ohio River from West Virginia’s northern panhandle and just west of Pittsburgh.
Evidence markers were placed on the street and the sidewalk near the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio.
Authorities identified the gunman as Nathaniel “Nate” Richmond, the father of Ma’Lik Richmond. Ma’Lik, then 17, served about 10 months in a juvenile lockup after being convicted with another Steubenville High School football player of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party in 2012.
The case brought international attention to the eastern Ohio city of 18,000 residents and led to allegations of a cover-up to protect the football team.
Investigators are looking for a motive in the shooting and haven’t found a connection to the rape case, prosecutor Jane Hanlin said.
A visiting judge from Hamilton County, where Cincinnati is located, handled the majority of the rape case.
Records show Bruzzese was overseeing a wrongful-death lawsuit that Nate Richmond filed in April against the Jefferson County Metropolitan Housing Authority. A hearing on a motion by the housing authority to dismiss punitive damages claims was set for Aug. 28. Messages were left for Richmond’s attorneys.
Richmond had a few traffic violations in the past couple of years, and several years ago he was arrested on various domestic violence and assault charges, court records show.
The prosecutor said Bruzzese was shoved to the ground during Monday’s attack. Courthouse video shows the judge and Richmond firing about five times each, Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said.
Bruzzese was talking after being wounded, Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis told WTOV-TV. The judge was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was told the judge would survive.
The attack had to be intentional because people know about the reserved spots where judges park, one of Bruzzese’s judicial colleagues said.
Judge Joseph Corabi said he and the county’s two other judges park in reserved spots next to the courthouse. Judges then walk a few feet down what’s known as Courthouse Alley to a side entrance to the building, said Corabi, the Jefferson County juvenile and probate court judge.
“Everybody knows who parks there. That’s why it’s not an accident what happened. He was clearly an intended target,” Corabi said.
Ma’Lik Richmond, now 21, is currently on the Youngstown State football team but isn’t allowed to play in any games, the school said this month.
News of his participation drew a wave of criticism in the university community recently, and a petition was started to keep him from playing.
Corabi said Bruzzese is known as an avid hunter. He called him fair, hardworking, well-liked and “a tough son of a gun.”
“He is very intelligent, and he can cut to the chase,” Corabi said. “He spots issues, and he resolves the issues.”
Bruzzese hears general and domestic relations cases as one of two judges serving in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court.
Bruzzese has served on that court since 1997. He was most recently re-elected in 2014 for another six-year term.
He had likely arrived early to review his usual Monday morning batch of legal motions, Corabi said.
The shooting suspect’s body could be seen lying next to a car at the drive-thru of a neighboring bank. Police said a man who was in the car with him was taken into custody.
The courthouse was closed for the day as local and state authorities helped secure the scene. Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham told WTOV some courthouse workers witnessed the “tragic situation” and people would need time to process what happened.
The state crime lab will help investigate the shooting, Attorney General Mike DeWine said.
The chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, Maureen O’Connor, called the attack a “cowardly ambush” and urged court personnel, especially judges, to take extra precautions.
“Violence against judges represents an attack on the Rule of Law, the foundation of our country,” O’Connor said.