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GOA Files Case Before SCOTUS To Fight Parts Of The NFA

  The Gun Owners of America’s legal arm, the Gun Owners Foundation, is pressing further in their full-throated defense of Jeremy Kettler, a disabled US Army combat veteran. Mr. Kettler was convicted of possession of an unregistered firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act (NFA) in November 2016. The original complaint against Mr. Kettler […] Read More … The post GOA Files Case Before SCOTUS To Fight Parts Of The NFA appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Law, Scotus, Appeal, Case, Goa, US Army, Editorial, NFA, Kettler, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Gun Owners of America, Suppressors, Gun Owners Foundation, Jeremy Kettler

A Deadly Suicide Blast in Syria Shows the Battle Against ISIS Is Far From Over

An explosion on a bustling downtown street killed several U.S. servicemembers on routine foot patrol inside the Syrian city of Manbij, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. The attack, claimed by ISIS, comes less than one month after President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced he would withdraw all American forces from the war-ravaged country. The deadly…
Tags: Isis, News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Manbij

U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Military, Terrorism, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

U.S. Service Members Killed in Explosion During Routine Patrol in Syria

The number of Americans killed has not yet been confirmed
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Onetime

Here’s the Note Coast Guard Members Got on Their First-Ever Day Without Pay

It's the first time in history that American military service members have not been paid during a shutdown
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime

I’ve Talked With Teenage Boys About Sexual Assault for 20 Years. This Is What They Still Don’t Know

Author Laurie Halse Anderson shares her insights into what we aren't telling our boys
Tags: Books, News, Uncategorized, Society, Laurie Halse Anderson

Popular Liberal Polish Mayor Dies After Being Stabbed In The Heart Onstage

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The popular liberal mayor of the Polish port city of Gdansk died on Monday after he was stabbed during a charity event the evening before by an ex-convict who stormed onstage and said it was revenge against a political party the politician once belonged to. Pawel Adamowicz, 53, died as a result of wounds to the heart and abdomen in spite of efforts to save him that involved a five-hour operation and blood transfusions, Health Minister Lukasz Szumowski said. “The fight for...
Tags: London, News, Justice, Law, World news, Poland, European Parliament, Kaczynski, Warsaw Poland, Stefan, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Gdansk, Lódz, Lech Walesa, Pawel Adamowicz, Summer Concepcion

Israel finds last tunnel, ending mission on Lebanese border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops discovered the sixth and final tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks, the military announced Sunday, saying it was wrapping up its operation along the Lebanese border. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the final tunnel was the largest one discovered so far, running hundreds of meters (yards) […]
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Military, Nation, Hezbollah, Lt Col Jonathan Conricus

Israel ends military operation at Lebanese border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military says its troops have found the sixth and the last tunnel dug by Hezbollah militants for cross-border attacks and that its operation at the Lebanese border is now over. Military spokesman Jonathan Conricus says the final tunnel is the largest one discovered so far, running hundreds of meters (yards) from […]
Tags: News, Israel, Jerusalem, Military, Nation, Hezbollah, Jonathan Conricus

A month after the statutory restoration of expat Canadians' voting rights, Supreme Court says taking those rights away was illegal

In 2015, Stephen Harper's Tory government began enforcing a 1993 law that stripped expatriate citizens like me of our right to vote in Canada; last month, Justin Trudeau's Liberal government restored our voting rights. But it turns out that the Liberals' action was largely symbolic: yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada broke with precedent and eroded Parliament's control over elections administration, ruling that the government had violated our constitutional rights by taking away our rig...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Law, Canada, Stephen Harper, Parliament, Expats, Justin Trudeau, Voting Rights, Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada, Richard Wagner, SCC, Elections Canada, Voter Suppression

The U.S. Has Started Pulling Troops Out of Syria, Military Says

(BAGHDAD) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said “the…
Tags: News, Islamic State, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Sean Ryan, Onetime, Syria Military Says

United Arab Emirates: Understanding The UAE's New Arbitration Law (Video) - Clyde & Co

After much anticipation, the UAE's new Arbitration Law was finally unveiled this year, modernising a law that has been in place since 1992.
Tags: News, Law, United Arab Emirates, Uae

Federal workers must show up and can't strike even when not paid in Trump's Shutdown

Did you know all those hundreds of thousands of U.S. government workers who aren't getting paid during Trump's 18-days-and-counting shutdown still have to show up for work, even if they are not getting paid? Hard to believe, right? But true. U.S. law says public employees are not allowed to go on strike. Federal workers are forced into what one union leader called “involuntary servitude” during the ongoing government shutdown. Here's an excerpt from an Atlantic explainer on the law behind this...
Tags: Post, News, Law, Atlantic, Arkansas, Donald Trump, Workers Rights, Shutdown, Young, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Coast Guard, Eric Young, TrumpShutdown

Deer-poaching woman brags on dating app to the wrong person

Cannon Harrison, 24, was on dating app Bumble when he connected with a woman in his area who quickly bragged to him that she had just shot a "bigo buck," a large deer, in the darkness. She even sent Harrison a photo posed with her prey and admitted that she had been "spotlighting," taking advantage of the real deer-in-the-headlights behavior to get an easier shot. The woman didn't know it at the time, but Harrison is a warden with Oklahoma’s Department of Wildlife Conservation. And not only is ...
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Washington Post, Hunting, Oklahoma, Poaching, Crimes, Harrison, Idiots doing idiot things, Cannon Harrison

This Supreme Court Case on Hunting Is Really About a 150-Year-Old Treaty and Wyoming’s Existence as a State

The implications of the case go all the way back to the 19th century
Tags: News, Law, Uncategorized, Wyoming, Courts

The Syria Withdrawal Shows the Problem With Trump Going Off-Script

After more than two weeks of contradictory statements regarding when he would pull American troops from Syria, the Pentagon has been left guessing. U.S. military commanders don’t know what strategy to pursue, Administration officials told TIME. Should they intensify operations on the remaining ISIS fighters holed up in a stretch of desert near the Iraq-Syria…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, Donald Trump

U.S. Military Confirms Death of Al-Qaida Operative Involved in USS Cole Attack

The man targeted was wanted for his role in the Oct. 12, 2000 attack
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime, U S Military Confirms Death of Al Qaida

Ontario court rules that Uber can't use arbitration to keep its drivers from suing it

The Ontario Court of Appeal has ruled that Uber can't use binding arbitration "agreements" to stop its drivers from joining a class action suit against the company; the court held that the arbitration clause was "illegally outsourcing an employment standard." Under Uber's non-negotiable driver "agreement," drivers who wanted to sue the company had to pay up to US$14,500 to a Dutch arbitration company to seek any kind of redress. Uber plans on appealing. In California, Uber succeeded in k...
Tags: Uber, Post, News, Law, California, US, Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, Cdnpol, Private Law, Binding Arbitration, Onpol, The Canadian Press Human Resource Magazine

A Navy SEAL Charged With Murdering a Teenage ISIS Prisoner Will Plead Not Guilty

The case stands out because of the seriousness of the allegations against an elite special warfare operato
Tags: News, Navy, Uncategorized, Military, Overnight, Onetime

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Meets With Afghan President in Surprise Visit

(KABUL, Afghanistan) — The U.S. Army’s chief of staff made a surprise visit to the Afghanistan’s capital, where he met President Ashraf Ghani to discuss prospects for a peaceful end to the country’s 17-year war, the United States’ longest. In a statement late Thursday, Ghani’s office said Gen. Mark A. Milley supported Afghan-led talks with…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Kabul, Ashraf Ghani, U S Army, Ghani, Milley, Onetime

Israel and the U.S. Are Currently Arguing Over Selling Advanced F-16 Fighters to Croatia

Croatia's Defense Ministry said it needed an answer from Israel by Jan. 11
Tags: News, Israel, Uncategorized, Military, Croatia, Defense Ministry, Onetime

It's January, so it's time to settle in with the annual WELL State of the Union address, with special guest James Bridle!

For decades, the WELL has rung in the new year with a weeks-long public discussion led by Jon Lebkowsky and Bruce Sterling (2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005, etc). This year's contributors include Tiffany Lee Brown and James "New Aesthetic" Bridle (previously). As you might expect from such an august panel, they're off to quite a start. Sterling has continued his tradition of declaring different countries to epitomize the year: this year, it's Ukraine, in "the EU-Russia shatt...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, Politics, News, Law, Ukraine, Cyberpunk, Sterling, Bruce Sterling, The Well, Moore, Jon Lebkowsky, New Aesthetic, James New Aesthetic Bridle, EU Russia

Trump Says He ‘Would Have Been a Good General’ While Feuding With Generals

"I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime

British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers

The British Army is testing out an unorthodox glider-based drone that could one day be used to resupply troops or deliver humanitarian aid in locations that would ordinarily be inaccessible. The post British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Military, British Army, Emerging Tech

U.S. Marine Shot and Killed Inside Washington, D.C. Barracks, Police Say

Police haven't said why the shooting was accidental
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Onetime, Washington D C Barracks Police Say

Law will protect trash-truck drivers, beginning next year

Drivers, get ready for a new law that will take effect next January. Starting on Jan. 1, 2020, drivers approaching a stopped garbage truck with flashing amber lights must change lanes into a nearby available lane then pass at a safe distance. If this can’t be done safely, the driver must slow down. A bicyclist hit-and-run on a bike path is now a crime, as new laws come into play in 2019 A successful bill by Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, was sponsored by the Service Employees Intern...
Tags: News, Law, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Santiago, Koenig, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze

US Strategic Command Apologizes For New Years Bomb Tweet

"We are #ready to drop something much, much bigger" than the New Year's Ball. 
Tags: News, Uncategorized, US, Department Of Defense, Military, New Years, Onetime

U.S. Strategic Command tweets nuclear war joke on New Year's Eve

Happy nuke year, everyone! Man, the Trump administration's recklessness really makes people feel like they can just say whatever they want with no consequences. Apparently, Donald Trump's penchant for reckless tweets is contagious, and has spread to United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), which is part of the Department of Defense. “#TimesSquare tradition rings in the #NewYear by dropping the big ball...if ever needed, we are #ready to drop something much, much bigger,” tweeted US St...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Department Of Defense, US news, Military, Nuclear Weapons, Stanley Kubrick, Nuclear, Donald Trump, Trump, Nukes, Strangelove, Slim Pickens, Picks, US Strategic Command

Read Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ Farewell Message

Retired Gen. Jim Mattis, the outgoing Secretary of Defense, told staff at the Department of Defense to “keep the faith in our country” in a farewell message sent on Monday. The short letter came on Mattis’ last day as Secretary of Defense, after he was forced out of the post following a clash with President…
Tags: News, Defense, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Military, Mattis, Onetime, Jim Mattis, Read Defense, Retired Gen Jim Mattis

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