Oklahoma Moves Closer to Constitutional Carry

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Oklahoma looks to be ready to move another increment toward permitless or “Constitutional” carry.  The Senate has already passed SB 735 on a 67-2 vote; the bill has passed the House Public Safety Committee with a “Do Pass” recommendation.  If passed by the House, it will go to the Governor. It is a small increment . . .

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Indian Army Debates New Gun: Kill (7.62) or Wound (5.56)?

Indian rifle (courtesy indiandxefencereview.com)

“Should it be a rifle that ‘kills’  the enemy soldier or terrorist?” timesofindia.indiatimes.com asks. “Or, should it merely ‘wound’? With the decade-long hunt for a new-generation assault rifle still nowhere near finalization, the Army’s top generals will discuss this basic but critical weapon for infantry soldiers next week. The debate is about the ‘quantum of lethality’ required . . .

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Facebook Battles More Online Gun Sales – In Libya

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Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild took a beating for enabling online firearms sales between consenting adults. Under pressure from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and like-minded civilian disarmers, Facebook banned all posts and pages promoting private gun sales. news.sky.com reports that the social media colossus is having similar problems on the outer reaches of its online empire. Specifically, Hillary Clinton’s former political playground Libya . . .

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ISIS Remote Control Rifle Revealed

Unlike the Obama administration, I’m going with ISIS rather than ISIL. The “L” stands for the Lavant — an area larger than Syria and Iraq (including Lebanon and Jordan). I don’t want to give the Islamo-fascist state’s ambitions more play than they deserve. Anyway, the remote control gun above indicates that ISIS is nothing if not creative in its desire to control the oil fields that sustain its economy. The sooner and more convincingly they’re destroyed the better.

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark Miley: Forget the Modular Handgun System, Let’s Just Buy GLOCKs

General Mark Miley (courtesy thetimes.co.uk)

“We are not talking about nuclear subs or going to the moon here. We are talking about a pistol.” It looks like General Mark Milley wants a little perfection for his troops. “The Army launched its long-awaited XM17 MHS competition in late August to replace its Cold-War era, M9 9mm pistol,” military.com reports. “[General] Milley criticized the program’s 356-page requirement document and lengthy testing phase slated to cost $17 million for technology that has existed for years. ‘The testing itself is two years long on known technology,’ Milley told law makers at a March 16 House Armed Services Committee hearing.” Yes, well, we all know . . .

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Blitzer Rail Gun Ready for Sea Trials

“Just when you thought we’d nailed the art of firing chunks of metal at each other at immense speeds,” dailymail.co.uk snarks, “a US weapons firm has shown it can do it faster. An electromagnetic railgun has been tested firing bullets at Mach 6 – six times the speed of sound. Designed by San Diego-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS), the Blitzer railgun uses electromagnets to send its projectiles hurtling off at thousands of miles per hour.” That would be six times the speed of sound. The main advantages over traditional explosives are stated as improved safety – due to less explosives on board – and could drastically reduce the costs.” Reduced costs. Sure.

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Gun Review: Brethren Armament BA 9mm Compact Pistol (MP5K)

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The MP5 was the apex predator of its day. Here on the 50th anniversary of the very first production run military and law enforcement organizations around the globe continue to deploy the gun. That said, the firearms world has moved on. New production versions of the MP5 are stamped on old worn-out machines in various countries with abundant QC issues. Taking a different tack, Brethren Armament set out to resurrect the MP5 in all its glory . . .

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Camouflaged Snipers Rock

TTAG’s resident war hero Jon Wayne Taylor and I had a long conversation about Chris Kyle one day. Jon revealed that Mr. Kyle was not a particularly good shot. His genius lay in his ability to infiltrate an area without being detected, and remain there, hidden. Camouflage is more than just clothing. It’s knowing where to go, where to stay, how to stay there undetected, when to shoot, when to leave and how not to reveal yourself as you exfiltrate. Hats off to these warriors, who have skills I could never master.

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In Russia Super Burst Gun Fires You

Assuming that “new” doesn’t mean anything here, you’re looking at the Russian AK-630 or a variant thereof. wikipedia.org describes it as a “fully automatic naval close-in weapon system based on a six-barreled 30 mm rotary cannon. In 630, “6” means 6 barrels and “30” means 30mm. The system’s primary purpose is defense against anti-ship missiles and other precision guided weapons. It can also . . .

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ISIS Snipers Use Giant Sniper Rifle

ISIS' big gun (courtesy dailymail.co.uk)

I’m so confused! Are ISIS snipers giants or are their snipers shooting giants? Note: I’m not a sniper, nor do I play one on the Internet. Wait. I suppose I do. I snipe at gun control advocates all the time. But not ballistically. Although I have been known to go ballistic after reading their lies and misdirections. Where was I? According to heavy.com (from whence this title was nicked), “a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS sniper subunits use their invented 10-foot-long, 23mm caliber sniper rifle on opposition forces in Falluljah (sic), Iraq.” Wait. What? Let’s head over to dailymail.co.uk for the deets . . .

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SAS Sniper Decapitates ISIS Commander

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If you’re someone who’s prone to fist pumps, high fives, or emitting audible WOOTs when the enemies of western civilization take a hit, make sure you’re in an appropriate location before reading on. A British SAS sniper recently got off a clean shot at an ISIS commander. One who was know to train recruits in the finer points of execution by decapitation. Taking dead aim with his suppressed IWI DAN .338 Lapua bolt action rifle, he squeezed off a round which, insha’allah, found its mark . . .

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