An Indianapolis City Council member demonstrated her integrity over the last few months with regard to a new tax measure. You see, a new ordinance was passed that expanded the police taxing district from the old city limits to the county line. The problem is, there’s another ordinance that prohibits the discharge of firearms within the taxing district, so they accidentally outlawed the discharge of firearms for the entire county, including rural areas. Don’t worry, a fix is already in place by the mayor’s office. The integrity issue is that Democratic Council member Angela Mansfield, who unsuccessfully tried to expand the discharge prohibition to the county lines in 2007, was aware of the potential issue for some months, but kept mum until the ordinance was passed. “I was quite tickled to death that the mayor was able to accomplish what I couldn’t years ago,” said Mansfield. . .
Three men in Diego Martin, Trinidad were arrested on Thursday for possession of narcotics, ammunition and a monkey. Yep, a monkey. Police executing a search warrant for narcotics on one man’s home discovered the three men, 464 grams of marijuana (that’s 1 pound, a little more than would fit in a gallon ziploc), the monkey, and three rounds of (unspecified) ammunition.
Is Obama really just trying to help the environment? According to a press release, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is adding two new employees, a Hunter Outreach Specialist, and a Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist, thanks to the spike in federal grant money. Record gun and ammunition sales have resulted in significant increases in funding available to wildlife management agencies. The Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, or Pittman-Robertson Act, places an excise tax on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment at the manufacturers’ level. The income from that tax is made available to wildlife agencies throughout the country through federal grants.
Taofledermaus drops the (.22LR) hammer on some non-newtonian fluid. Just weird.
It’s not strictly guns, but… Special Operations Command has “completed ongoing testing and field evaluation studies” of a Plasma Knife. Not as a weapon, but as a lifesaving device. The biggest immediate risk of death in combat operations is exsanguination (that’s where the red liquid hits the ground). Proponents of the device say that it can help save lives by allowing field cauterization of potentially fatal wounds. Wired has the details of the man-portable device, which could also be used as a surgical cutting instrument.
Dynamic Pie Concepts introduces the Reduced Size Target System, a value-added force-multiplier for any systemic training package. The patent-pending Diminished Target Unit allows the individual operator to zero their weapons system where distances are limited by range space. They have t-shirts here.
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