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Archive for April, 2012
According to The Truth About Guns, the first Silencers Are Legal Shoot was a huge success. Check out their coverage here. The event took place in Dallas and included a huge number of raffles from AAC, Lone Star Medics, ITS Tactical, SWR, Silencer Co. etc.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa City Council voted Thursday to ask Gov. Rick Scott to help them ban concealed weapons outside the Republican National Convention.
The council will send a letter to Scott asking him to consult with the Cabinet and legislative leaders on how to address the public safety issue.
By Scott Stewart
The U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, released a message April 23 informing U.S. citizens in the country that it had received credible information regarding a possible attack against Nairobi hotels or prominent Kenyan government buildings. According to the message, the embassy has reason to believe the attack is in the last stages of the attack planning cycle.
The warning comes as thousands of Kenyan troops occupy much of southern Somalia. Along with a force of Ethiopian troops, local militias and a contingent of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops, the Kenyans are placing heavy pressure on the al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group al Shabaab in southern Somalia. Read the rest of this entry »
..from everything I’ve seen and heard, the new Delta Elite has the same handling and robustness as the early model. And if that is the case, I would have every expectation that it too will hold up to 20 plus years of solid use with intelligent care (and replacement of the recoil spring every thousand rounds or so).
This guy has some good information on what type of personalities a new shooter will encounter at the gun shop. His main point is don’t be intimidated by your lack on knowledge and after this video you will be able to recognize a “fanboy” from a “gun snob”.
Features for the June Issue:
- LaRue Tactical PredatAR
- Springfield XD 5.25
- SIG 1911
- Spike Tactical’s 37mm Launcher
- Surviving the First Day of a Disaster
- Proper Bullet Placement
From Military Times:
Soon, enlisted women also will have an opportunity to attend infantry training, Dunford said. Marine officials are developing plans to assign female Marines to the Corps’ Infantry Training Battalions, which fall under the Schools of the Infantry.
Starting in May, women will be considered for about 400 positions within six types of battalions:
• Amphibious assault
• Combat assault
• Combat engineer
• Low-altitude air defense
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier will be released on May 22, 2012.
Lastly, and to clarify the impetus behind the decision, McMillan asked, “So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?”
According to McMillan, Fox answered in the affirmative and that was the end of the meeting.
MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle: Special Forces Vehicle variant.
Like the standard MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the Oshkosh® M-ATV special forces vehicle is derived from the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) platform, and is a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle that incorporates the TAK-4® independent suspension system with battle-tested technology to maximize maneuverability and crew safety. It’s also adapted for sophisticated, specific and technical missions, offering the visibility, control, storage, payload capacity, durability and mobility vital to mission success.
- Larger windshield for improved visibility
- 5th seat which converts to gunner stand and is compatible with RWS
- Rear cargo access door
- Increased usable crew compartment volume through redesigned GFE rack and cargo deck
Report by STRATFOR:
By Scott Stewart
Institutional Revolutionary Party presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, the front-runner in the lead-up to Mexico’s presidential election in July, told Reuters last week that if elected, he would seek to increase the size of the current Mexican federal police force. Pena Nieto also expressed a desire to create a new national gendarmerie, or paramilitary police force, to use in place of the Mexican army and Marine troops currently deployed to combat the heavily armed criminal cartels in Mexico’s most violent hot spots. According to Pena Nieto, the new gendarmerie force would comprise some 40,000 agents.
As Stratfor has previously noted, soldiers are not optimal for law enforcement functions. The use of the military in this manner has produced accusations of human rights abuses and has brought criticism and political pressure on the administration of President Felipe Calderon. However, while the Calderon administration greatly increased the use of the military in the drug war, it was not the first administration in Mexico to deploy the military in this manner. Even former President Vicente Fox, who declared war on the cartels in 2001, was not the first to use the military in this manner. For many decades now, the Mexican government has used the military in counternarcotics operations, and the Mexican military has been used periodically to combat criminals and bandits in Mexico’s wild and expansive north for well over a century.
In recent years, Mexico has had very little choice but to use the military against the cartels due to the violent nature of the cartels themselves and the rampant corruption in many municipal and state police forces. The creation of a new paramilitary police force would provide the Mexican government with a new option, allowing it to remove the military from law enforcement functions. But such a plan would be very expensive and would require the consent of both houses of the Mexican Congress, which could pose political obstacles. But perhaps the most difficult task will be creating a new police force not susceptible to the corruption that historically has plagued Mexican law enforcement agencies. Read the rest of this entry »
From Military Times:
The two aircraft that serve as Air Force One began flying in 1990 and 1991, respectively, according to a service fact sheet.
The inclusion of a VC-25 replacement in the aviation plan comes at an interesting time, since recapitalization of Air Force One is typically directed by a president in a second term.