New AK 400

From Vickers Tactical:

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Veterans Choice Bill

From MilitaryTimes.com:

Under the bill, any veteran who uses VA health services would be able to use Veterans Choice, a program introduced last year that allows veterans to seek treatment at private health facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or have to wait more than a month for an appointment.

That doesn’t go far enough. No veteran should be required to use the VA if they don’t want to. They should be given the money for their healthcare directly or via vouchers and they should be able to decide for themselves where they get their care.

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Australia Proves Gun Controllers Can’t Be Satisfied

From News.com.au:

“The majority of gun owners are law-abiding people who need them as legitimate tools. As with terrorism, you have to legislate for the minority.”

Malcolm Turnbull today promised Australia’s firearms laws would become even stronger. Attending a memorial service for the 35 people who died at Port Arthur, the Prime Minister said: “John Howard ensured that we have had, and have, the toughest gun control laws in the world and we are committed to ensuring they remain just that.

“We are committed to ensuring that our national firearms agreement becomes stronger and that Australians remain safe from gun crimes, like the shocking events at Port Arthur.”

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Knowledge Is Power, Teach Your Kids About Guns

From US Concealed Carry:

Just like with any other important issue in life, no one can teach about responsible gun ownership by ignoring firearms or pretending they aren’t there. That simply makes a firearm “taboo,” and, ultimately, even more interesting to little ones. It’s important to address the topic. Talk to your children. Guide them. Teach them! You don’t want them attempting to figure this out on their own.

Depending on their ages and on their levels of understanding, my husband and I have purposeful, valuable and meaningful discussions with our children about safety and personal protection. We teach them the basic firearms safety rules over and over — and over — again. We share real stories about bad people, helpful law enforcement officers, negligent shootings and responsible gun ownership.

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Sheriffs Call For (Civil) Disobedience

From The Washington Post:

Local police chiefs and sheriffs typically swear to enforce the laws of their state. But a group called theConstitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association is intent on strictly enforcing their view of the U.S. Constitution and, according to a long new piece by the Center for Public Integrity, “its ambition is to encourage law enforcement officers to defy laws they decide themselves are illegal.”

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Women Pushing Gun Sales

From WNCT:

The fastest growing segments in the market are gun owners with concealed carry permits and women.

Rhodes says the shop’s fastest growing demographic is female shooters.

“We have a group that meets here one Monday per month called the Well-Armed Women, and that group has grown so big that we’re going to have to have two nights of that in the near future,” Rhodes said.

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300,000 Concealed Carry Holders In Wisconsin

From Townhall:

Wisconsin reached a major milestone this week: 300,000 of its residents are licensed to carry a concealed firearm. That’s eight percent of the state’s population. Of course, you have some liberals who feel that this trend is “alarming,” and that it leads to an increase in violent crime–despite the fact that such crime is at its lowest rates in nearly five decades.

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New IWI X95

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First Female Blue Angel Pilot In Charge Of Fat Albert

From Marine Corps News:

Marine Capt Katie Higgins, the newest pilot of “Fat Albert,” a C-130 Hercules flown by the Blue Angels, has become the first woman in history to perform with the squadron.

“I am so glad I get to be a part of the 130 team members who are the best in their field,” said Higgins, a Severna Park, Md., native. “I came to the Blue Angels because I wanted to be a part of the elite team dedicated to precision and expertise. I didn’t come out here thinking I was going to be breaking barriers; I simply wanted to do my job to the best of my abilities.”

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Russian Aircraft Buzz U.S. Destroyer In Baltic Sea

From Navy Times:

Russian pilots rattled nerves aboard the destroyer Donald Cook, buzzing within yards of the ship in the Baltic Sea. Provocative, sure. But they weren’t a credible threat.

So concludes a retired Navy commanding officer, who reviewed photos and videos from the run-ins on Monday and Tuesday, when unarmed Sukhoi Su-24 fighters flew within 1,000 feet of the ship — once coming as close as 30 feet in what U.S. officials called “simulated attacks.”  On Monday, a low-flying Russian Ka-27 Helix helicopter also appeared to take photos of the ship.

This was definitely provocative, but it doesn’t amount to a threat, said the retired frigate and cruiser CO.

Russia also intercepted a U.S. reconnaissance plane.

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B52s To Start Bombing ISIS

From AirForce Times:

The deployment marks the first time the Air Force will use the Cold War-era warplanes — from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana — in the counter-ISIS fight in Iraq and Syria. The service did not disclose the exact number of bombers it deployed.

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U.S. Marine Military Dog Receives Top Medal

From FoxNews:

Lucca, who served U.S. troops during more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan over a six-year span, received the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) Dickin Medal at the Wellington Barracks in London. She is the first Marine Corps dog to receive the medal, considered the top honor for war animals around the world.

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Threat Analysis Of Possible Future Russian Aggression

From CNAS.org:

In the report, CNAS senior fellows Julianne Smith and Jerry Hendrix examine possible security challenges in effort to prepare the United States and Europe for future existential threats posed by Russia. Smith and Hendrix note that although Europe’s security situation was largely considered stable for much of the last 10 to 14 years, that premise no longer holds true.

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Julie Golob On USPSA Shooting

From JulieGolob.com:

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Mississippi Becomes 10th State With Constitutional Carry

The Mississippi Governor signed the bill with a pistol on his desk.

From OutdoorHub:

On Friday, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed House Bill 786 into law, officially making his state the 10th in the nation to adopt permitless firearm carry. In addition, the bill will also give residents the right to carry firearms into houses of worship. With a holstered Glock on his desk during the signing, Bryant made his support for the bill and the Second Amendment crystal clear.

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