Sharks with Frickin Laser Beams
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Russia is arming underwater drones with assault rifles, and that’s a first for undersea warfare

Wut? . . .

A Russian state-owned arms maker reportedly unveiled the world’s first underwater drone armed with an assault rifle that’s designed to defend naval bases from enemy divers and assault teams.

“The drone is fitted with an underwater assault rifle. It has undergone sea trials,” Rostec, the company behind the drone’s development, told Sputnik News at the the International Military Technical Forum “Army 2018.”

“Full-fledged trials will begin closer to the start of winter. It is a unique project since no one has so far fitted [an underwater drone] with small arms. Moreover, very few [countries] in the world have underwater automatic small arms.”

Sandy Hook Elementary Lobby Glass Shot Out Adam Lanza
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N.J. wouldn’t give teachers guns under possible Trump program, Murphy says

Of course he does . . .

New Jersey would not take part if President Donald Trump’s administration allows states to use federal funds to buy guns for teachers, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday.

The New York Times, citing anonymous sources, reported that the U.S. Education Department is considering whether to permit states to seek federal money set aside for academic enrichment and student services to purchase firearms for educators to protect students.

But Murphy, a Democrat who frequently opposes Republican Trump and vocal gun control advocate, said “arming our teachers is illogical and dangerous.”

“We know what happens when a gun enters a classroom,” the governor said in a statement. “The result is almost always tragic and devastating. Fewer guns means fewer gun deaths.

Woman wounded in target shooting incident

Know your target and what’s beyond it . . .

A little after noon on July 30, authorities responded to a report of a Riverside residence being struck by gun fire. According to court records, a female resident had been making lunch in the kitchen when she was struck in the knee by a stray bullet.

According to court records, both Drumm and Stilley were firing at a target erected behind a house whose address is technically in Encampment, which rests north from where the victim was struck.
Kalashnikov CV-1 Electric Car Trabant Lada
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The maker of the AK-47 wants to sell electric cars

Apparently brought to you by the same design geniuses who produced the Lada and the Trabant . . .

The company said in a statement that its CV-1 can travel as far as 350 kilometers (217 miles) on a single charge, and accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in six seconds. The concept’s retro design is based on a popular Soviet-era hatchback.

Kalashnikov told Russian state news agency RIA Novosti that the CV-1 would allow it to compete with electric carmakers such as Tesla (TSLA). It did not say whether the car would enter production, or provide a price.

The company did not respond to a request for more details.

Brenna Spencer Open Carry Instagram
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Gun-toting college grad tries her hand at open carry

Good . . .

A Nashville woman whose college graduation photo of her carrying an assault rifle went viral earlier this year is now garnering attention for openly carrying a firearm around the city, a report said Thursday.

Brenna Spencer, 22, had tweeted the photo in April of herself wearing a pink “Women for Trump” T-shirt and lifting it to expose a handgun in her waistband.

“I’ve heard from women saying I inspired them to take steps to defend themselves and get their concealed carry permits,” Spencer told Nashville’s Fox 17 News. “This was never what I planned although I love having a bigger platform and being able to empower women to protect themselves.”

This week, she walked around the Music City with her Smith & Wesson .380 openly, the station reported.

Mark David Chapman John Lennon Assassination Murder Parole
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John Lennon’s Killer Mark David Chapman Denied Parole for 10th Time

But John Hinckley Jr. is out and about . . .

Mark David Chapman, the man who murdered John Lennon in New York City in December 1980, has been denied parole for the 10th time. On Thursday, a three-person parole board panel rejected his latest bid for parole, Reuters reports.

“The panel has determined that your release would be incompatible with the welfare and safety of society,” the state Board of Parole told Chapman in a letter. The parole board’s statement was similar to the one Chapman was provided when his request was last rejected in 2016 and a nearly identical reason was given in 2014.

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      • Can we bill the SOB for the THREE Jets he crashed. Good bet he has a multimillion $ net worth after spending his entire life in “public service”/gittin rich.

        • According to many actual reports from investigative sources, he only “crashed” one; he was focused on the indicators inside the cockpit (specifically the landing gear indicator), and lost track of his altitude.
          The others weren’t his fault. One was an engine failure, one was in the fire on the Forrestal which was started by a Zuni fired from an F4 on the other side of the flight deck, and he was shot down over Viet Nam.
          This is not to be construed as saying that I agree with his politics.

        • Didn’t know he was on the USS Forest-Fire during that terrible day. Thanks… I wouldn’t wish that on any American Sailor.

          My God have mercy on his Soul…

        • Sheesh, a one day crisis and you get excited, when he was a POW in Hanoi for 5+ years? Repeatedly tortured to the brink of death, but you wouldn’t wish an accident on him?

    • Does this mean the appropriate authority could appoint a conservative replacement in time to help confirm U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee Kavanaugh?

    • If a firearms idea exists that we might consider weird or a bit kooky then you can be almost certain that the Russians I have given it a go.

      • No, Russia really does have a rifle for underwater use. The Russian navy has this weird fixation about stopping enemy divers, and a megalomanical worry about sabotage.

        • To be fair they probably think were goofy for using Sea Lions and Dolphins for the same thing.

  1. Imagine there’s no Lennon 🎵🎶🎤So the former Beatle is somehow bigger than Reagan yer saying?!? I remember lots of weeping & wailing
    when this lunatic shot him…

  2. To the governor of jersy. There was only one gun in Sandy Hook school. I’ll bet quite a few folks wish there had been more.

    You cannot stop a bad guy from getting a weapon. You cannot stop him from taking the weapon in search of victims.

    The only way to effect the outcome is to let good guys carry their own weapons.

  3. Actually, if the Russians are left to their own devices it seems they prefer Chevy Suburbans and Dodge Ram pick up trucks. Interesting backgrounds in the Different Russia You Tube show.

    • You don’t know a lot of Russians, do you?

      Most people refer to those clowns as “New Russians”… it’s the polite Russian equivalent of yuppie.

      • I just report what I see on Russian roads.
        Love the John Deere farm equipment in the fields as well and the Schleswig Holstein cows in the barn.
        It looks like the Russians have more Burger Kings, KFCs and McDonalds than we do.

  4. I remember something that during the 60s to the 80s there was a deal between Italy and the Soviet Union trading Italian technology for cheap Soviet steel. The jury is still out on who got the better half of the deal.

    This certainly explains why Italian cars have a reputation for rust.

    And definitely made me wonder about the reinforcing steel used on the bridge that collapsed.

  5. Lennon’s killer was convicted of murder.
    Reagan’s attempted killer was not guilty by reason of insanity.

    The insanity diagnosis can change over time, but the other guy will always be a convict. (and apparently never able to secure parole)

    This comment is in keeping with my established rule not to give recognition to the names of people who do stuff like that.

    • The Republicans are quite likely to gain a few Senate seats this fall. That said, they should confirm Kavanaugh before the elections.

  6. I can’t see a bullet traveling very far underwater. I think the article actually was. “Russians use drones to find assault rifles underwater”, even the motherland has its boating accident’s

    • it depends how dense the water and how liquid it is. It’s not equal whether you are in Florida, Indonesia, or Russia. Trust me.

    • The Russians developed the APS underwater assault rifle in the 1970s. It fires 4.75″ steel darts through a smooth bore, feeds from a 26 round magazine, and has a maximum effective range of 30m at a depth of 5m and 11m at a depth of 40m. That’s probably what these drones are armed with.

  7. No offense to the potg, but I don’t want nj teachers armed. I don’t know a single one who’d be up to it.

    You guys may have some teachers who grew up in gun cultures. We have almost none.

    A school shooting is statistically unlikely. A teacher competently executing a dgu is statistically unlikely. The likelihood of both happening approaches zero.

    More likely is something dumb happening.

    • Be it in NJ or TX teachers should still have the legal option to pack. If someone volunteers and is willing to take the whole thing seriously, I don’t see reasons to be affraid. There are people who conceal carry (and open carry in some States) for SD and the majority of these people don’t have any professional experience with firearms.

    • You sound like a gun grabbing biotch. “No offense guys, you know how much I love America and the Constitution, but hum seriously I mean like seriously teachers shouldn’t carry a gun.” Suck it up traitor the right to carry is for everyone. How many teachers do you know? Surely not enough. Who put his life on the line, unarmed, trying to save some of the kids at the Parkland shooting in FL? It wasn’t a cop, a moron labe spartan punisher big mouth l, it was a teacher. There are capable people in NJ, including teachers

    • Hey Roadrunner, it’s very clear from way over here that you have no clue what you’re talking about. Why not do some homework before running your mouth? Hint: invalids in their 80s have successfully defended their lives and families without ever having a bit of training or experience, the only thing absolutely needed is to have a gun. When a killer comes into the school your kids attend, are you SURE you want him to have the only gun within 50 miles? Because if you think your teachers are that incompetent, I can guarantee your cops are no better, and should be disarmed as well.

  8. “We know what happens when a gun enters a classroom Democrats dominate in government,” the governor said in a statement. “The result is almost always tragic and devastating. Fewer guns Democrats means fewer gun deaths.”

    Fixed it.

  9. To Ms Spencer, glad you are trying open carry, may we suggest using an outside the waistband holster next time, and maybe less saggy-waisted shorts or with a good gun belt? I hate it if my pants are too loose, looks like the holster is about to fall out.

    A respectable holster/gun belt company needs to send her a sample set up for her open carry experiments. Paging Liberte Austin, Kat, Jenn…

  10. To be honest I am offended by some of the comments on “Maverick” Sen. McCain. I don’t disseminate, I have the yankee flag (the yankee candles too), the redneck flag, the Soviet flag, the Cuban flag, the isis flag, the Jewish flag…I like the AR, the AK, the Glock, the 1911…and I have done all kind of women you can think of. Except for blondes, Asians, African Americans, latinas, Jews, Arabs, brunettes, and gingers.

  11. I do not want Crash McCain to go away mad, I just want him to go away.
    I am still trying to figure out if he did more damage to the NVA or the USN?

    • Expert critic, huh? How many bombs have *you* dropped on NVN? Not including the ones which involved your cordless mouse? He has not been my favorite legislator, but he *IS* a war hero, from a family of war heroes.

  12. If I ever saw, or even heard of a gun entering a school I would be terrified. Every gun I’ve ever seen had to be carried, either by a person or by some mechanical contraption controlled by a person. So the NJ governor apparently has never heard of cops entering schools. Either that or the cops in NJ just go berserk and start shooting everyone in sight upon entry??? But seriously, anyone making his same argument about fire extinguishers would be, rightly, laughed out of the room. Just like having more guns would not stop someone intent on causing harm to enter a school, having more fire extinguishers would not stop a fire from starting. They would, however, allow the opportunity to combat the problem in the incipient stage.

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