Archive | February, 2013

FBI focuses firearms training on close-quarters combat (it’s about time)

Dramatic shift in emphasis follows a review that found that 75% of shootings over 17 years involved suspects who were within 3 yards of agents. (Photo: H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY) Story Highlights Agency relied on long-range marksmanship training for 30 years Change is part of nationwide movement to prepare officers for armed encounters in […]

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IL Man asks concealed carry charge be dismissed

A man charged with carrying a concealed handgun in Sangamon County is asking that the charge be dismissed because Illinois’ ban on concealed carry is unconstitutional. A hearing on Donnell L. Jackson’s motion to dismiss a charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon was continued Wednesday until Feb. 6 to allow the Sangamon County […]

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Parent at Sandy Hook Hearing Lambastes Gun Control Advocates, Wonders if They ‘Failed American History’: ‘There Is Something Called the Constitution’

We already brought you Mark Mattioli’s anti-gun control testimony in front of the Working Group Public Hearing at the Connecticut State Capitol on Jan. 28 (Mattioli’s son, James, perished in the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting). You also likely saw father Neil Heslin’s comments. As you may recall, video footage of his statement ended up […]

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A Morally-Confused Marine

Last week, the Washington Post published an opinion piece by a Marine captain titled, “I Killed People in Afghanistan. Was I Right or Wrong?” The column by Timothy Kudo, who is now a graduate student at New York University, is a fine example of the moral confusion leftism has wrought over the last half century. […]

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WSJ: Gunning for Chicago

Chicago is having a hard enough time keeping companies from moving to business-friendlier states like nearby Wisconsin and Michigan. Now the city will have to worry about Texas, too. That was the upshot of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s letter this week to two banks, two firearm manufacturers and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The Washington Examiner […]

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