Winchester Issues Recall for 5.56 Ammo

| Ammo, Military Weapons | Author: Web admin

Winchester 5.56mm M855 62 Grain Pene Winchester 5.56mm M855 62 Grain Pene

Amid a national ammo shortage this is probably the last thing you want to hear. Winchester has issued a recall for some of their 5.56mm centerfire rifle ammo Feb. 4.

The company stated in the recall notice that after an extensive evaluation they found that a single lot of Winchester 5.56mm M855 62 Grain Pene (penetrator) ammunition may contain incorrect propellant, an issue that if used may cause damage to the firearm or render it inoperable, or may cause injury to the shooter or bystanders.

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Texas Dad Accused of Murdering Drunk Driver Who Killed Kids

| Abroad , Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

 David BarajasDavid Barajas

A Texas father, who watched a drunk driver strike and kill his two young sons, has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting the driver in the head moments after the accident.

David Barajas, 31, was charged with murder on Monday, more than two months after his sons David Jr., 12, and Caleb, 11, were killed steps from their home on a rural road outside Houston on Dec. 7.

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$1-million reward announced for information on Dorner

| Abroad , Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz and L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference at which they announced a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected killer Christopher Jordan Dorner.Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, left, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz and L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck at a news conference at which they announced a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspected killer Christopher Jordan Dorner.

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said his wife came up with the idea for a massive reward and that it was thought to be the largest ever offered locally. Meanwhile, the manhunt for Dorner continues.

An extensive manhunt continued Sunday as Los Angeles officials announced a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Christopher Jordan Dorner, the former LAPD officer wanted in the killings of three people.

"We will not tolerate this reign of terror," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Sunday at an afternoon news conference at LAPD headquarters. "Our dedication to catching this killer is steadfast. This search is not a matter of 'if.' It's a matter of 'when.' And I want Christopher Dorner to know that."

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Massive Manhunt On For Ex-LAPD Cop Accused of Killing 3

| Abroad , Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

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Los Angeles, CA - Thousands of police officers throughout Southern California and Nevada hunted Thursday for a former Los Angeles officer who was angry over his firing and began a deadly shooting rampage that he warned in an online posting would target those on the force who wronged him, authorities said.

Authorities issued a statewide "officer safety warning" and police were sent to protect people named in the posting that was believed to be written by the fired officer, Christopher Dorner, who has military training. Among those mentioned were members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Bruce Willis: Don’t Mess With the Second Amendment

| Politics & Guns, Abroad | Author: Web admin

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Hollywood legend Bruce Willis has a message for those who’ve suggested changes be made to the Second Amendment: Don’t infringe on my rights.

“I think that you can’t start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it’s all going to become undone,” Willis told The Associated Press while promoting his latest action extravaganza, “A Good Day to Die Hard.”

“If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?” he asked.

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Alabama hostage: 5-year-old boy "happy to be home," says family member

| Military & Law Enforcement, Abroad , Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

For six anguished days, people in this small Alabama town asked just one question about the 5-year-old boy being held hostage in an underground bunker by a menacing, unpredictable neighbor: "Is he free yet?"

After FBI agents determined that talks with an increasingly agitated Jimmy Lee Dykes were breaking down, they stormed the closet-sized hideout Monday afternoon and freed the kindergartner. The 65-year-old armed captor was killed by law enforcement agents, authorities said.

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So, You Want to Bury Your Guns?

| Self-defense, Surviving, Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

Metal and moisture can’t mix in long-term storage scenariosMetal and moisture can’t mix in long-term storage scenarios

From full-on, doomsday preppers to simple gun-owners who fear impending gun control (read, confiscation) by the U.S. government, Guns.com has seen quite a spike recently in inquiries on how to stash a few firearms underground. So, what should one consider before building a “hillbilly cache”?

Shhhh… We’re hiding something

A few years back, a shooter friend of mine from Canada told me about the fear he and his father felt towards Canadian gun control legislation. In the course of our conversation, he admitted that his dad had buried a bunch of guns “out by the family well”. I was glad he told me. We were friends and he trusted that I wouldn’t tell a single soul, which I didn’t. Well, until now.

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Winchester AA TrAAcker shotgun shell video

| Shotguns, Shooting Sports, Learning | Author: Web admin

AA TrAAckerAA TrAAcker

Winchester’s new AA TrAAcker 12-gauge shotgun shell ammunition allows you to visually track the flight of the shot string because of it’s specially weighted wad.

“A new shooter now can learn how to lead a clay target or game bird almost immediately – that’s the results you get with AA TrAAcker,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy.

“The new AA TrAAcker is a great training tool for shooters, hunters, and shooting instructors.”

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Teen girl's killing ignites widespread outrage: 'Why did it have to be her'

| Abroad , Criminal Incedents | Author: Web admin

Hadiya PendletonHadiya Pendleton

With outrage over Hadiya Pendleton's slaying spreading from City Hall to the White House, the 15-year-old became a symbol Wednesday of escalating violence in Chicago while fueling the national debate over guns and crime.

A little more than a week after performing with the King College Prep band in Washington during President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities, Hadiya was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon in a park about a mile north of Obama's Kenwood home.

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Sandy Hook Victim’s Father Speaks Out Passionately Against Gun Control (VIDEO)

| Politics & Guns | Author: Web admin

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Father of a Sandy Hook victim Mark Mattioli appeared before a gun violence task force in the Connecticut legislature today.

Giving an impassioned speech that led to a standing ovation, Mattioli pleaded that there are currently enough gun laws in existence as is and better enforcement of those laws are needed.

Mattioli also stressed the importance of personal responsibility which has rarely been brought up in the debate.

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California School District Purchases AR-15s to Protect Students

| Self-defense, Rifles , Abroad | Author: Web admin

Colt LE6940Colt LE6940

In the wake of recent mass shootings, school districts around the country are stepping up security measures to protect their students, faculty and staff. Along those lines, some are arming their respective police departments with AR-15s – a decision that many see as being controversial.

The latest to take this step toward enhanced school safety is the Fontana Unified School District Police Department in Southern California, which – with the blessing of FUSD Superintendent Cali Olsen-Binks – purchased 14 Colt LE6940 rifles last fall following the movie theater shooting in Aurora, CO.

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Military leaders lift ban on women in combat roles

| Military & Law Enforcement, Women & Guns | Author: Web admin

Women in the ArmyWomen in the Army

U.S. military leaders on Thursday formally lifted the ban on women serving in combat positions, with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta saying women have become an "integral part" of the military and have already demonstrated their willingness to fight during the wars of the last decade.

"It's clear to all of us that women are contributing in unprecedented ways to the military's mission of defending the nation," Panetta said.

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Lessons Learned In Combat

| Military & Law Enforcement, Learning | Author: Web admin

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I originally wrote and posted this in the AAR for my recent carbine course on the Alumni Forum. It has since been published in the March 2010 issue of SWAT Magazine.

Feel free to cross-post or share it where and how you see fit, as I want it to have as much of an impact as possible and drive several key points home on those who go in harms way, both on foreign soil (military and PMCs) and here at home (LEOs and civilian sheepdogs).

Combat vets and PMCs, as well as police officers and civilians who've been in a gunfight, also feel free to post your own lessons learned in combat.

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The world's biggest custom working revolver

| Unusual and Specific Purpose Guns | Author: Web admin

The world's biggest custom working revolver weighs a mere ninetynine pounds has a length of four feet two inches and stands approx one foot four inches from the butt to the top of the hammer.
Below is an image of the revolvers maker Mr. Ryszard Tobys with his super big creation.

 Ryszard TobysRyszard Tobys

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Bill called 'toughest gun control package in the nation' passed by New York Senate

| Politics & Guns, Abroad | Author: Web admin

NY Safe actNY Safe act

ALBANY, N.Y. – Days after calling for an overhaul of gun control in New York following the Connecticut school shooting, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked out a tough proposal on gun control with legislative leaders who promised to pass the most restrictive gun law in the nation.

The measure passed the Senate 43-18 on the strength of support from Democrats, many of whom previously sponsored the bills that were once blocked by Republicans. The Democrat-led Assembly gaveled out before midnight and planned to take the issue up at 10 a.m. Tuesday. It is expected to pass easily.

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