Did Squirt Guns Lead to the Kent State Shooting?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv4u5dIRouM The Kent State university shootings (a.k.a. "The Kent State Massacre") were a touchstone for the Viewnam-era American anti-war movement. On May 4, 1970, after three days of campus-wide unrest, 29 (out of 77) National Guard...

British Sniper Breaks World Record Termination. Kill? Kill.

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Count to three. Slowly. That's how long Corporal Craig Harrison's 8.59mm bullets were in flight before they found their human targets more than a mile and a half away. "Craig Harrison's record breaking shots felled...

Army Re-Equips Soldiers With Better Kit. Well, SOME Soldiers. For a While.

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If you set aside the debate about whether or not American troops should be duking it out with the Taliban et. al. in Afghanistan and Iraq, if you accept the resulting casualties and injuries...

Army Continues Weapons (PR) Offensive

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Yesterday, we reported the Army's field tests of new equipment sourced from the private sector. Today, we catch wind of an Army jounro junket to the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland to show-off their new and...

The Associated Press: The M-4 Sucks in Afghanistan

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AP writer Slobodan Lekic's semi-cogent article the suitability of the M-4 in Afghanistan misses the point. Actually, it lacks one. Was he trying to introduce the Army's new policy of having nine M-110 SASS equipped "sharpshooters" in each...

Army M249 Failures Traced to NMC Trigger Assemblies. Allegedly.

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"NMC strives to maintain its quality system through employee involvement and a commitment to quality and service." So sayeth Northside Machine Company's website. One of the parts maker's ex-employees begs to differ. In court....

Future Weapons: M134 Gatling Gun

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8s6Vul1Mn8 Three thousand rounds a minute? That's a lot, right? And am I the only person who's creeped out by the narrator's voice?

Drug War: The West Is Wild Again

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In Badlands: From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border, the Village Voice puts faces on the people that have to live with or die from the border problems between Arizona,...

Brits Deploy New Long-Range Rifle In Afghanistan

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The UK's Ministry of Defense (MOD) announced that Royal Marines serving in Afghanistan are first up with a new, longer range rifle; the first new combat rifle in twenty years. The MOD has equipped...

How Not to Buy a 20mm Gatling Cannon for your Museum

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Driving past the “future site” of an upcoming aviation museum the other day, I noticed that a new old airplane had joined the rotting vintage fleet in the fractured parking lot.  Sitting between a...

New TWS II Thermal Sight Uses AA Batteries

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The Thermal Weapon Sight II (TWS II) is a joint US Army and US Marine Corps program to develop and deploy thermal weapon sight systems. The TWS II "family"---from rifle to armored vehicles----is built...

Afghanistan Vet: Give U.S. Troops Heavier Gun, Bigger Bullet

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuMPnxqxkkI American Firearms Instructor Adam Decciccio reckons the AR-10's extra nine pounds (compared to the M4) is a burden worth bearingo. Amidst the sound of gunfire, Adam says the bigger bullet's knock down power makes...