But is it in the 40-watt range? . . .
China has developed a new portable laser weapon that can zap a target from nearly a kilometre away, according to researchers involved in the project.
The ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle is classified as being “non-lethal” but produces an energy beam that cannot be seen by the naked eye but can pass through windows and cause the “instant carbonisation” of human skin and tissues.
Ten years ago its capabilities would have been the preserve of sci-fi films, but one laser weapons scientist said the new device is able to “burn through clothes in a split second … If the fabric is flammable, the whole person will be set on fire”.
More politically motivated public harassment . . .
After her graduation photos with an AR-10 rifle went viral, Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett received countless death threats online from leftists. While many of these threats have come from incensed, anonymous liberals from all over the country, this past weekend Bennett received a much more credible one from just across a restaurant booth.
On Saturday night, Bennett and her friend Natalie went to eat at a restaurant in northeast Ohio. Just a week ago, Natalie herself was a victim of online harassment, after leftists on Twitter bullied her off the social media platform for supporting the 2nd amendment. Not having seen each other since, the two met at the restaurant to escape from the online drama for a night.
Shortly after the two sat down however, a group of young, overweight women entered the restaurant and immediately gasped when they laid eyes on Bennett. The group took out their phones and proceeded to snap photos of Bennett and her friend, making her feel visibly uncomfortable. Not only did they have to change booths because of the harassment, but the restaurant threatened to kick the group of women out if they continued.
Read what Puerto Ricans — American citizens — have to go through to get a gun legally . . .
The spike in homicides coupled with the lack of police presence left many Puerto Ricans uneasy. “There isn’t an adequate number of police to protect the citizens. There just isn’t,” says Jose Robles, a retired police officer who lives in Aguas Buenas, just south of the capital, San Juan. “That was evident in the emergency following Hurricane Maria.” He claims that while police were manning lengthy gas station lines and managing traffic during the power outage, officers “had to leave the people without security. They couldn’t do both; there wasn’t enough [of them]. That’s the truth.”
Robles believes that if people want to stay safe from carjackings, home invasions, and armed robberies, they have to arm themselves. And in the nine months since Maria, many Puerto Ricans have done just that: after the storm there was a 60 percent island-wide jump in firearm-possession applications, as compared to the same period one year before.
Like all American citizens, Puerto Ricans have a right to bear arms, although the territory has what its governor, Ricardo Rosselló, calls “some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation”: among other restrictions, residents need to provide three affidavits of “good reputation,” join a gun club, pay at least $300 in fees, and wait up to 120 days to be approved for a firearms license. Some local politicians hope to change that: a bill presented by Senator Nelson Cruz Santiago last year would streamline the process, making it much cheaper, faster, and easier to get licensed. (The amendments are opposed by the governor, and the bill has yet to go to a vote.)
He planned to use bomb in a truck. It’s almost as if a determined murderer will use just about anything to carry out his plan . . .
The FBI Cleveland Field Office just held a press conference detailing the arrest of Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts aka Abdur Raheem Rafeeq on Sunday morning for planning a possible terror attack during Independence Day celebrations later this week. Among the sites Pitts scouted were Voinovich Park and the U.S. Coast Guard station.
According to the FBI, the investigation into Pitts began last year after a tip indicated that he was making extremist statements and expressing support for Al-Qaeda. The case was originally overseen by the FBI office in Cincinnati, where Pitts resided at the time, and then transferred when he moved to Cleveland this past May.
Pitts, a convicted violent felon, had expressed his intent to conduct U.S.-based terror attacks and his support for Al-Qaeda.
Oh David, do tell. Who are we kidding…this was written by one of his professional gun control org handlers . . .
The NRA, as an organization (not the individual members), takes pleasure in attacking grieving kids who have survived a mass murder. That befuddled gun-runner, Ollie North, recently called my friends and I “civil terrorists.” We are nothing but school kids pitted against the most powerful lobby in the country. The NRA and politicians that are funded by them are being exposed; the young people can see through the lies that we’ve been force-fed for years.
After February 14th of this year, my friends and I were filled with pain. To realize your community will forever be struggling, your school reduced to a statistic, is utterly heartbreaking. As angry as we are, though, we will never stoop to the NRA’s level; we will never be cruel, because hate never wins. Slick propaganda and professional liars might oppose us, but we gun violence survivors want to convert our pain into action. No one else should experience what we did.