Category: News

Iraq M16 biometric tracing

Military.com reported a few days ago that the entire Iraqi army is moving to the M16A2 and M4. Some Iraqi units have been using M16s since May last year. The move was originally announced last April. So far, the U.S. military has helped the Iraqi army purchase 43,000 [Read More…]

Robber paints cologne bottle to look like a gun

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Akron police say a robbery attempt had more than a whiff of failure. They accuse a man of trying to stick two people up outside a video store with a bottle of cologne that had been colored black with a marking pen and resembled a gun. More here.

H&K end ties with Blackwater

UPI reports that after a German news report H&K have cut ties with Blackwater. The report said Blackwater and H&K have a “strategic partnership” and that Blackwater employees have used H&K firearms. Blackwater offered some H&K training [Read More…]

More Women Buying, Shooting Guns

thepittsburghchannel.com has published an article on the increase in woman buying guns. While there aren’t statistics kept on the number of women who buy handguns every year, if you ask just about any arms dealer, licensed instructor or law enforcement official, [Read More…]

Facebook bans gun training ads

From vnunet: Facebook has refused to host ads from a US millionaire promoting gun training and offering $3m worth of free handguns. Dr Ignatius Piazza, founder and director of Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, had submitted pay-per-click ads on Facebook offering [Read More…]

Taser party

Sounds like a good idea! “I got tired of being pushed out of people’s offices,” she says. “Nobody wants to purchase a product that they think is lethal or going to kill somebody.” A lot of people, especially women, need time to get [Read More…]

Zimbabwe Poster

Sear and Hammer created this poster: Zimbabwe is a state in chaos. The dictator president, Robert Mugabe, has destroyed the country. Zimbabwe police have ordered all civilians to surrender firearms in what insiders said was a precautionary measure in a charged country [Read More…]

Economist on UK sword ban

The Economist.com has a short article about the banning of swords in the UK. Or, more specifically, making swords illegal to sell or import. EVERY summer, in the Cambridge suburb of Romsey Town, a man emerges from his house dressed from head to foot in black and [Read More…]

Captured M16s

From MilitaryPhotos Armed Forces of the Philippines chief general Germohenes Esperon (L) and Philippine National Police chief general Avelino Razon (R) hold a rifle during hand over ceremony of captured, confiscated, surrendered or recovered firearms at Camp Aguinaldo [Read More…]

Gun Buyback Program issues IOUs

Springfield, IL, has just overspent by $40,000 on their gun buyback program. Funds are to come out of community development and drug forfeiture. Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin admitted that he had only expected the event to take in 100 guns, so they had to issue IOU cards [Read More…]

Gun Control in Burma

An interesting although unsurprising article about gun law in Burma (Myanmar): A 1951 law bans possession of automatic weapons, grenades, and explosives with the intent to commit high treason. A rather narrowly-tailored law, at first glance. However, the law states that [Read More…]