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Top U.S. General Plans to Meet With Google Execs to Scold Them for Doing Business in China

The relationship between Silicon Valley and the Pentagon is one of the most high-stakes, high-tension, and high-dollar links in the world. Desperate to lead the globe’s militaries in artificial intelligence, the U.S. Defense Department is trying to navigate a maze of tech employee protests and political minefields…Read more...
Tags: China, Project Maven, Silicon Valley, Department Of Defense, Joseph Dunford


Columbus Sues Ohio for Protecting Second Amendment Rights

Columbus Sues Ohio for Protecting Second Amendment Rights U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On 27 December, 2018, the Ohio legislature voted with more than the two thirds majority required to override Governor Kasich' veto of HB 228. HB 228 strengthened Ohio's preemption law to prevent erosion of Second Amendment rights in Ohio. The right to own, possess, and carry weapons has been under attack by several cities in Ohio. The City of Columbus is attempting to block the new law with a lawsuit. The City o...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Ohio, City Council, Cleveland, Columbus, General Assembly, Second Amendment, Kasich, CLEVELAND Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court, Frank Jackson, Supreme Court of Ohio, House Bill, Zach Klein


CZ75 Republika Handgun Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš

CZ75 Republika Presented to President Trump by Czech PM Andrej Babiš U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On March 7th, 2019, President Trump and the First Lady met with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš of the Czech Republic and his wife, in the White House.  The meeting was cordial, with both men celebrating the bond between the two countries. After the meeting, PM Babiš told reporters that he had presented President Trump with one of one hundred custom crafted CZ75 pistols created for the centennial of t...
Tags: Google, Guns, White House, Israel, Department Of Defense, Czech Republic, United States, Nato, Arizona, Kennedy, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Czechoslovakia, Warsaw Pact, Andrej Babis, Babis


Head of AK “Human Rights Comm.” Under Investigation for 1st/2nd Amendment Violations

Opinion Head of AK “Human Rights Comm.” Under Investigation for 1st/2nd Amendment Violations Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- A scandal is developing in Alaska, as the head of the Human Rights Commission (HRC) has been implicated in directly chilling the exercise of the First and Second Amendments of the Constitution. Governor Dunleavy has ordered an investigation of the scandal. The head of the HRC, Marti Buscaglia, became upset over a bumper sticker on a contractor's work truck. The bumper stick...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Department Of Defense, United States, Alaska, Arizona, HRC, Free Speech, First Amendment, Second Amendment, Dunleavy, Michael Dunleavy, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team


Is The AR-15 A ‘Weapon Of War?”

Joe Scarorough: As a longtime gun owner and supporter of the Second Amendment, I agreed with the Supreme Court’s “Heller” holding that concluded Americans had the right to keep and bear arms. But that constitutional protection did not, and will not, extend to guns designed as weapons of war. One should expect such things from a mindless dolt like Scarborough, but we should be able to expect better from people who should know better.  Apparently, it has become all the rage to throw around a few g...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Iraq, Israel, Department Of Defense, Military, Scarborough, Vietnam, Firearms, Samuel, Babylon, Jonathan, Fallujah, Saul, Heller, Philistines


Gun Safety Bill is Moving in Arizona

Gun Safety Bill is Moving in Arizona Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- A rational gun safety bill is moving forward in the Arizona legislature. The bill would repeal the requirement for armed Arizonans to unload, then reload, their firearms every time they drive onto school grounds to pick up their child. From tucson.com: He pointed out that existing law already permits adults — anyone 18 and older — to drive onto public school campuses with a gun in the vehicle. And if the person leaves the vehicle, ...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Gun Laws, Kennedy, Nra, U S, Farnsworth, Heller, Weingarten, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


New Zealand Mass Murderer’s Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States

Opinion New Zealand Mass Murderer's Primary Goals: Gun Control in the United States Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -The mass murderer in New Zealand was not an ordinary active shooter. He is a political terrorist who is working to advance a political agenda. One of his primary goals is to further gun control in the United States. His manifesto clearly states that goal. From The Great Replacement: Finally, to create conflict between the two ideologies within the United States on the ownership of fi...
Tags: Europe, England, Guns, China, Germany, US, Department Of Defense, United States, Terrorism, Arizona, New Zealand, Muslim, Gun Control, Donald Trump, United, Muslims


Resilience is the Future of Real Estate and USGBC Spells it RELi

Last Friday, Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in the country opened, but what the $25 Billion project may become best known for is that is designed for resilience from its giant “submarine doors” underground that can be closed to keep out storm surges to its own power plant that can keep the lights on even if New York City’s power grid goes down. The day before, the City of New York released the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, identifying more than $10 Billion ...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, Department Of Defense, Resilience, Green Building, North America, Mts, East River, Lower Manhattan, ANSI, USGBC, National Humanities Medal, LEED Steering Committee, Krista Tippett, GBCI


New Mexico turns to People to Overturn Anti-Second Amendment Law

New Mexico Take Action U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- New Mexico Second Amendment supporters are doing more than passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions. The New Mexico Republicans are leading a movement to repeal the offending law using the power of the people. New Mexico has a provision in its Constitution, rather similar to that in Switzerland. If the legislature passes a law offensive to the people, they can demand a referendum be held. If the law is not approved of in the referendum, the...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Senate, Department Of Defense, House, Arizona, Switzerland, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Second Amendment, State, Legislature, Townsend, New Mexico House, Artesia, Gun Rights News


Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the time limit for seeking review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit under 5 U.S.C. § 7703(b)(1)(A) can be extended, the constitutional limitation on venue selection in a criminal trial, and whether a federal court must grant a motion for a judgment of acquittal when the evidence is in equipoise. The petitions of the week are: Graviss v. Department of Defense 1...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Department Of Defense, United States, Hoffman, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Renteria, Cases in the Pipeline, Graviss


Dick’s Continues Losing Streak with Gun Control, Pulls Shotguns from Stores

Opinion Dick's Continues Losing Streak with Gun Control, Pulls Shotguns from Stores Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Dick's Sporting Goods is committed to removing firearms from its stores. This reflects an ideological commitment by the chain's CEO, Edward Stack. The chain will be removing firearms from 125 of 720 stores.  From retailtouchpoints .com: DICK’S Sporting Goods is doubling down on its decision to tighten gun sales policies. The retailer will no longer sell firearms and select hunting ...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Donald Trump, Gun Sales, Dick, Smith Wesson, Mossberg, Dick 's Sporting Goods, Gun Rights News, Shooting Industry News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


GAO-19-385, Defense Strategy: Revised Analytic Approach Needed to Support Force Structure Decision-Making, March 14, 2019

What GAO Found The Department of Defense's (DOD) analytic approach has not provided senior leaders with the support they need to evaluate and determine the force structure necessary to implement...
Tags: Department Of Defense, Dod, GAO


Former Maryland Permit Review Board Member Physically Dragged from Hearing ~ VIDEO

Opinion U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- On  8 March, 2019, joint hearings were being held on SB1000, a bill that would effectively abolish the appeals process to the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board (HPRB). The sponsors of SB1000 are all Democrats. A former member of the HPRB wished to testify about claimed inaccuracies about the Board that was printed in a Baltimore Sun editorial. The joint committee only allowed one minute for comments. It was not enough for Shari Judah to finish her comments. ...
Tags: Maryland, Guns, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Baltimore, Board, Montgomery County, Annapolis, Hogan, Judah, Maryland State Police, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, Gun Permits


United States: GAO Continues To Expand The Scope Of "Prototypes" DoD May Buy Through OTs - Morrison & Foerster LLP

The most common question we hear from clients about the recent boom in the Department of Defense's spending on other transactions, or OTs, is a simple one:
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, United States, Morrison, GAO, Foerster LLP


Microsoft just announced three new products that could help make it the guaranteed winner of an $8 billion Pentagon contract (MSFT)

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced that Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement will have versions made available for government use, and have been certified with higher government security certifications. These products are poised to help Microsoft in the bid for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract, an $8 billion contract with the Department of Defense to help modernize its office and messaging software. Microsoft says it's still on track to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, North Korea, Trends, Department Of Defense, Pentagon, Amazon Web Services, Adams, Dod, Kim Jong, Jedi, Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure JEDI, DEOS, Defense Enterprise Office Solutions, Department of Defense Now


Chinese Penalties for Illegal Ownership of Guns and Ammunition

Chinese Penalties for Illegal Ownership of Guns and Ammunition U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- A Chinese man inherited some ammunition from his father, who had been in the military.  Rather than turn them in, he kept them as a remembrance of his father. Through a set of unfortunate circumstances, the cartridges were thrown in the trash by a former landlord. They were found and traced back to the man, who was sentenced to a year in jail. From shine.cn A man was sentenced to one year in jail for unlawf...
Tags: Guns, China, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, District Of Columbia, Gun Laws, Tiananmen Square, Guizhou, China China, Chinese Communist, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Kentucky Governor Bevin Signs Law Restoring Constitutional Carry

Kentucky Governor Bevin Signs Law Restoring Constitutional Carry U.S.A. –(Ammoland.com)- On Monday, 11 March 2019. Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky restored Constitutional Carry to the State of Kentucky. From wkyt.com: Bevin signed Senate Bill 150 into law Monday. It allows Kentuckians 21 and older who can lawfully possess a firearm to be able to conceal it without a permit. Governor Bevin explained the law does not create a right, it only reaffirms the Constitution. From oann.com: The gov...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Supreme Court, Kentucky, Senate, Department Of Defense, Bliss, Atlantic, United States, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Maine, Arkansas, South Dakota, Alaska


Outdoor Writer Re-Thinks Pistols as a Defense Against Bears

Outdoor Writer Re-Thinks Pistols as a Defense Against Bears U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Many people have a difficult time changing their minds once they have formulated an opinion, especially once they have committed to the opinion on the record. I am happy to say fellow writer Wes Siler is of better material than that. In a June 2017 article, Wes was of the opinion that firearms, all firearms, were worthless as a defense against bears. He opined that statistically speaking, a person, when at...
Tags: Guns, Department Of Defense, Wes, Arizona, Handguns, Todd, Cooper, Patrick, Anchorage Alaska, Conservation News, Hunting News, Pistols, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing


Washington State Considers Ban on Prohibited Possessors of Guns from Making Guns

Washington State Considers Ban on Prohibited Possessors of Guns from Making Guns Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- -In December of 2018, the Attorney General of Washington State, Bob Ferguson, a far-left Democrat, proposed strong prohibitions on the manufacture of 3-D printed guns. From mynorthwest.com: “This is common sense,” he told KIRO Radio.”Ghost guns are a real threat — because they’re made out of plastic, they can go through security at your Seahawks game or at your airport.” The proposed legi...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Washington State, Seahawks, Bob Ferguson, AG, State Police, NICS, Washington State House, Washington State Senate, Gun Rights News, Ammoland TV, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch


Pentagon reassures public that its autonomous robotic tank adheres to "legal and ethical standards" for AI-driven killbots

The Pentagon is seeking bids to improve its Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) so that it can "acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X faster than the current manual process." When this public tender sparked concern that the Pentagon's autonomous tanks were gaining automated targeting and firing capabilities -- that is, that they would be autonomous killbots -- the Pentagon updated the tender to reassure critics that "development and use of autonomous and se...
Tags: Post, News, Department Of Defense, Atlas, Military, Pentagon, Ai, Weapons Of Math Destruction, Ai And Ethics, Killbots, Lethal False Positives, Matt Novak Gizmodo


US Army Assures Public That Robot Tanks Adhere To AI Murder Policy (slashdot)

Last month, the U.S. Army asked private companies for ideas about how to improve its planned semi-autonomous, AI-driven targeting system for tanks. "In its request, the Army asked for help enabling the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) to 'acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X faster than the current manual process,'" reports Gizmodo. "But that language apparently scared some people who are worried about the rise of AI-powered killing machines. And with good r...
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, Army, US Army, Defense Department, U S Army, BeauHD, Multi Utility Tactical Transport MUTT


Elon Musk’s security clearance under review over pot use

The Pentagon is reviewing Elon Musk’s federal security clearance following the billionaire’s marijuana toke on a California comedian’s podcast in September, according to a U.S. official. Musk has refiled his SF-86 security form, which requires a federal employee or contractor seeking a clearance to acknowledge any illegal drug use over the previous seven years, according to the official, who asked not to be identified. The entrepreneur has a secret-level clearance because of his role as founder ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Washington, Department Of Defense, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Pentagon, Musk, Bloomberg News, U S, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Clapper, Zaid


Werewolves Among Us. Understanding Human Predators

Opinion Werewolves Among Us. Understanding Human Predators Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – On 24 November 2018, at 5783 East Limoges Drive in Columbia, Missouri, Ahmonta Harris was shot and killed. Harris was a popular community leader who considered politics as a career. He was 26 years old. From columbiamissourian.com: “It takes action to get things done,” he was quoted as saying in a January 2017 article about community members working toward positive change. He was involved with the plans to ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, India, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Columbia, HARRIS, Columbia Missouri, Jabe, Gun Rights News, Dean Weingarten, Gun Watch, University of Wisconsin Pistol Team, Army Research Development Testing, Massad Ayoob


US Army Assures Public That Robot Tanks Adhere To AI Murder Policy

Last month, the U.S. Army asked private companies for ideas about how to improve its planned semi-autonomous, AI-driven targeting system for tanks. "In its request, the Army asked for help enabling the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) to 'acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3X faster than the current manual process,'" reports Gizmodo. "But that language apparently scared some people who are worried about the rise of AI-powered killing machines. And with good r...
Tags: Tech, Department Of Defense, Army, US Army, Defense Department, U S Army, Multi Utility Tactical Transport MUTT


Bump Stock Case Expedited by Court of Appeals in DC

Bump Stock Case Expedited by Court of Appeals in DC U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- The appeal by the Plaintiffs against the BATFE in the bump stock ruling has been expedited.  The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ordered the parties to submit briefs by March 4th of 2019. That is extraordinarily fast by U.S. appeals court standards. The original ruling by the Circuit court hinged on the notion that ordinary words are ambiguous, and an agency can reverse previou...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Department Of Defense, Arizona, Circuit, Chevron, Trump, Court of Appeals, D C Circuit, ATF, Kavanaugh, NFA, Plaintiffs, Federal Courts, BATFE


Tasso Gets $6M For Device That Lets Users Self-Collect Blood Samples

Tasso, a Seattle-based startup that is developing an at-home blood sample collection device, announced Tuesday it has raised $6.1 million from investors. The new money will support its effort to launch sales of the device, Tasso OnDemand, in the coming months, and to add staff, Tasso says.Vertical Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based investment fund, led the funding round, Tasso says. Other participants included Techstars and Cedars-Sinai, a Los Angeles-based network of hospitals and clinic...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Los Angeles, Trends, Department Of Defense, Vc, Darpa, Food And Drug Administration, Silicon Valley, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Biotech, Seattle, Nih, TechStars, Life Sciences


SXSW Startups: X-Biomedical

Steve Kelly, Lead Investor; Godfrey Nazareth, President & CEO; and Matthew Maltese PhD, co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer The Forrest Four-Cast: March 3, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Health and Wearable category, whi...
Tags: Startups, Medicine, Startup, Teamwork, Department Of Defense, University, Philadelphia, Biotechnology, Sxsw, Matt, Steve Kelly, Hugh Forrest, Austin Startups, Cyndx Winners, Hilton Austin A, Health-technology


Constitutional Carry Passes the Kentucky House

Support Constitutional Carry U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On Friday, 1 March 2019, Constitutional Carry, SB 150, passed the Kentucky House with a vote of 60-37.  On 14 February, two weeks earlier, SB 150 passed the full Kentucky Senate, 29-8. The bill was watched intently by Second Amendment supporters.  It passed the House just before 1 p.m. Gutshot II, a long-term, vigorous contributor to OpenCarry.org, was in the gallery of the House of Representatives in Kentucky when SB150 passed. : Gutshot...
Tags: Mississippi, Guns, Kentucky, America, Department Of Defense, Wyoming, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Maine, Arkansas, South Dakota, Alaska, House, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Kansas


Pentagon Requests $2 Billion over Five Years for Space Force

The Department of Defense on Friday released a plan for President Trump's proposed Space Force, asking Congress for $2 billion to fund it over the next five years.The proposal, sent to Congress on Wednesday, stipulates that 15,000 space-related military and civilian personnel will be transferred from other areas of the Pentagon to the Space Force. DOD officials are asking for $72 million from the fiscal year 2020 budget and 200 people to launch a headquarters for the program, which is expect...
Tags: Science, Congress, America, Department Of Defense, United States, House, Pentagon, Air Force, Trump, Patrick Shanahan, Space Force, Space Force DOD


Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties Protect Citizens from Gun Control

Second Amendment sanctuary counties are shown in green Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico claims that background checks are Constitutional. In the Heller decision, Justice Scalia wrote that regulation of commercial sales was deemed Constitutional. The regulation of private sales has not been reviewed by the Supreme Court, to my knowledge. The Supreme Court has ruled the federal government cannot force the states to conduct background checks, at least, no...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Department Of Defense, United States, Arizona, Mace, New Mexico, Second Amendment, Background Checks, Legislature, Scalia, LAS CRUCES, Heller, San Juan County, Grisham, Gun Rights News