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Trump Flirts With Gun Control

Politico: “The president also surveyed Mar-a-Lago Club members about whether he ought to champion gun control measures in the wake of last week’s school massacre in nearby Parkland, telling them that he was closely monitoring the media appearances by some of the surviving students, according to people who spoke with him there.” David Codrea […]

US Army Moves Ahead with V-Hull Strykers

M1126, post-IED (click to view full) Under current plans, the 8×8 wheeled Stryker armored vehicle will be the future backbone of 8 US Army and 1 National Guard medium armored brigades. The 5th Stryker Brigade from Fort Lewis, WA was the first Stryker unit sent to Afghanistan, deployed in the summer of 2009 as part […]

Most Americans say Trump, Congress not doing enough to stop mass shootings, Post-ABC poll finds

That’s the headline for a Washington Post article this morning – it was obviously written for the Post’s knee-jerk readers who only read headlines. In the first paragraph, the Post says; More than 6 in 10 Americans fault Congress and President Trump for not doing enough to prevent mass shootings, according to a new Washington […]

Mattis and the non-deployable policy

The Military Times reports on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ comments on the DoD policy to eliminate from the services folks who remain non-deployable for more than twelve consecutive months; “You’re either deployable, or you need to find something else to do. I’m not going have some people deploying constantly and then other people, who seem […]

“Stoneman Shooting” Points To Need For One Gun Law That Could Have Made A Difference

David Codrea: There is one “gun law” that at least had the potential to make a difference, but it was being infringed by “gun free school zone” edicts.  Broward County Public Schools, of which Stoneman Douglas is part, explains on its website … As I said, if you must pile your children into state schools […]

You Were Never One Of Us To Begin With

Via David Codrea, this news from Florida is most welcome. The gun store owners who sold confessed Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz the semiautomatic refile he used to kill 17 people on Wednesday said their devastated the weapon came from them. Michael and Lisa Morrison said that they are so ‘mortified’ over the event, they […]

We Want To Know How Much Ammunition You Have

Newsbusters: But there is still an awful lot we don’t know about guns in Minnesota.  For example, we don’t know exactly how many gun owners there are.  We don’t know the number of total guns in Minnesota.  And Frank, we also don’t know how much ammunition is bought every year, and how much is kept […]

National Review On Bump Stocks And “Assault Weapons”

Robert Verbruggen: My skepticism of banning assault weapons has always primarily relied on the questionable nature of the distinction. These are not fully automatic military weapons that spray bullets when you hold down the trigger (though “bump stocks” can now make them behave like that, and we should do something about that); they fire once […]

Classmates want military funeral for Peter Wang

The New York Daily News reports that JROTC cadet Peter Wang’s classmates are lobbying for a military funeral for him. They say that he held the door open for them to escape the gunfire in the Broward County, Florida Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week. He saved many lives while losing his own in […]

2020 Census will count troops at their home base

Chief Tango sends us a link to NPR which reports that the Census Bureau has decided that they’ll count deployed troops at their home base instead of their home of record; For the last census in 2010, all overseas military personnel were counted at the address they provided at enlistment. But in 2020, deployed service […]

Daniel Clay Cheatham; phony Ranger

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this Daniel Cheatham who claims that he was injured as an Army Ranger, and he claims that he served in combat in Afghanistan, to improve his business as a masseuse and a yoga instructor; The Army disagrees. It looks like Cheatham was an Initial Entry […]

Tobin Lee McGuffin; phony SEAL

Someone shared their work on this Tobin Lee McGuffin. He also goes by Cody McGuffin, Cody Lee McGuffin, Lee Cody McGuffin, Arthur Lee Grey, Tobin Cody McGuffin, Lee McGuffin, and Lee Grey. I’m sure there are more names, but those are all I know about. He’s in Wisconsin for the time being, but he’s been […]

Monday morning feel good stories

From Conway, Arkansas; Police say an Arkansas homeowner is claiming he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a teenager inside his home. Authorities say the body of 18-year-old Demarco Murray was discovered Thursday afternoon inside a home in Conway, Arkansas, located about 33 miles (53 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock. Investigators at first believed […]

Sergeant Major Robert Earl Cleary passes

Mick sends us the sad news that Sergeant Major Robert Earl Cleary, the tenth Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps has passed at the age of 86; Sergeant Major Cleary served his country and the Corps with extraordinary pride and accomplishment for 36 years. He was trained in Demolition, was assigned to multiple Rifle Companies, […]

Indonesia finally inks Su-35 deal with Russia | Boeing begrudgingly expresses interest in Canada’s fighter comp, say source | HMS Ocean sold to Brazil

Americas All three variants of the F-35 have been cold weather tested by the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team (JOTT) at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The testing comes ahead of the aircraft’s stationing at Eielson from 2020, which poses some of the harshest environments that the fighter will operate in, and was part […]

Will US export ban SCALP Franco-Egyptian Rafale deal? | Navy awards contracts to mature FFG(X) designs | Airbus blasts Germany’s export restrictions

Americas Five shipbuilding firms have been awarded US Navy contracts worth $15 million each to deliver conceptual designs for the Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) program—the effort for the service’s future frigate. Awarded to Huntington...Show More Summary

Indonesia’s AF Expresses Continued Interest in SU-35s

TNI-AU SU-27SK (click to view full) Indonesia’s turn toward Russian fighters stemmed partly from necessity. Its 12 remaining F-16A/Bs and 16 remaining F-5E/F fighters experienced severe maintenance problems in the wake of a US embargo, triggered by the Indonesian military’s widespread human rights abuses in East Timor. Its 30+ single-seat Hawk 209 sub-sonic light combat […]

Is India serious about the F-35? | Airbus announces A400 hit amid better than expected profits | Pentagon orders initial production for King Stallions

Americas The Pentagon awarded Tuesday, February 13, a $126.5 million US Navy contract modification to Sikorsky for initial production of CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. Under the terms of the deal, the Lockheed Martin subsidiary will secure “long lead items in support of the low rate initial production of seven Lot III CH-53K aircraft.” Work will […]

MiG-35 Gets New Deck Landing System

The Radioelectronic Technologies Concern KRET has adapted the new deck-landing system BINS-SP-2 to the MiG-35 fighters, a top-ranking official of the company told Mil.Press Today.

Dennis Pasquale; phony SEAL

Our partners at Military Phonies send us their work on this Dennis Pasquale fellow. I thought about just posting the above picture and leaving it at that. I mean, how much more proof do you need than that picture? But that wouldn’t be fair, I suppose. Besides, there are tattoos and motorcycle club vests involved. […]

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