That’s all I ask…helo’s with frickin’ laser beams attached to them . . . The US military is getting closer to deploying lasers and rail guns — here’s how they might be used
Once they are both operational, the US military will use them along with conventional weapons, and it’ll take years of evolution for one to make the other, or even conventional weapons, obsolete, Freeman said.
“[Rail guns and lasers] both have challenges to go through,” he told Business Insider, including where to get the power needed to fuel them. But they also offer other benefits in addition to their lethality: They’re cheaper and can even be safer for sailors, as they don’t require stores of ammunition that can explode.
How do these rumors get started? . . . Clearing up confusion over letter, Hollywood mayor says the S.C. town is not trying to ban firearms
Mayor Jacquelyn Heyward said Tuesday that the town isn’t taking aim at the constitutional right to have a gun.
“We are not prohibiting firearms,” she said.
Rather, it is enforcing a prohibition on firing a weapon within 200 yards of an occupied building. The town has regularly received numerous calls about discharge of firearms too close to residences, she said.
“We are just trying to make citizens feel safe,” she said.
The gunpocalypse claims another one . . . California Ammo Manufacturer Cites New Laws While Closing Doors
The Cartridge Family, a small manufacturer of ammunition in Redding, Calif., has closed down. The owner, Mike Schroeder, informed media that restrictive California gun laws were part of the reason that TCF went out of business.
KRCTV quotes Schroeder as placing some of the blame on market conditions, with larger manufacturers employing pricing and rebate strategies that TCF was unable to match. But he also said that Proposition 63, which requires background checks for all ammunition sales, was a deciding factor.
What will you be shooting this duck season? . . . Wicked Looks and Performance from Two of Browning’s Most Popular Shotguns
If a hunter is looking for a high-performance shotgun that will set them apart in the marshes and timber, then Browning has just what they are looking for. Two new shotguns introduced under the Wicked Wing banner in 2017 fit the bill in style and performance: The A5 Wicked Wing and Maxus Wicked Wing autoloading shotguns.
Both guns feature a receiver finished in a durable Cerakote® Burnt Bronze camo finish and the barrel is finished in Cerakote® Burnt Bronze. Banded extended choke tubes and an oversize bolt release are also featured on these new waterfowl shotguns. The composite stocks and forearms are coated in Mossy Oak® Shadow Grass Blades camo pattern and protected with sure-gripping Dura-Touch Armor Coating.
This has an ice cube’s chance in Hell of passing . . . Congressman Brown Takes Aim at Gun Violence; Introduces Bill to Identify Bullet Casings
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Anthony G. Brown (MD-04) introduced the Make Identifiable Criminal Rounds Obvious (MICRO) Act (H.R. 3458). The bill prohibits federal firearms licensees from manufacturing, selling, or transferring semiautomatic handguns, unless those handguns are capable of microstamping ammunition or face gradual fines. Microstamping builds on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) use of automated ballistic imaging and comparison equipment to analyze crime gun evidence.
Microstamping utilizes laser technology to engrave the make, model, and serial number on the internal mechanisms of a firearm, such as the breech and firing pin. Each time the gun is fired, that information is engraved onto the bullet’s shell casings. Having this information readily available enables law enforcement to connect a bullet casing recovered at a crime scene directly to the firearm that fired it, and therefore the last registered buyer. The ATF would be able to compare images of bullets found at crime scenes to ballistic images previously entered in their databases. When a there is a “match,” law enforcement can conclude that the same gun was used in both crimes.
Led by Shannon Watts . . . The Stroller Brigade That’s Pushing Around the NRA
In 2017, more than two dozen states, including traditional gun-lobby strongholds such as Florida and Texas, rejected bills that were top gun-lobby priorities. South Dakota’s Republican governor, who is an NRA member, vetoed permit-less carry, as did Montana’s Democratic governor. A similar bill failed in Texas after aggressive advocacy by the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action.
Efforts to repeal background checks were blocked in Iowa and Nebraska. In Iowa, volunteers from across the state called, sent emails and met with lawmakers to urge them to oppose the proposal. As a result, the authors of an omnibus bill, House File 517, stripped the background check repeal and a permit-less carry provision from the legislation.