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Army ads accused of targeting youngsters during 'January blues'

Document reveals campaign aimed at ‘snowflakes’ was planned to coincide with emotional lowThe British army has been accused of targeting its headline-grabbing “snowflake” recruitment campaign at young people when they were facing a post-holiday low.A briefing document seen by the Guardian shows that strategists behind the “Your army needs you” campaign factored in that it would be seen by young people at a time when they were experiencing the “January blues”.
Tags: British army, Military, Young people, Advertising, Mental health, UK news, Media, Society, Health


Pistols Or Handguns 95% Effective When Used To Defend Against Bear Attacks, 63 Cases

Dean Weingarten at Ammoland. In January 2018, I published some original research on the efficacy of pistols in stopping bear attacks. It started with this observation, on the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. Even some of the vaunted magnums.” OK, give us a few examples. As y...
Tags: Animals, Bear Attacks


New Zealand Police Level Threats At Gun Owners

News from New Zealand. “We’ll be working with everyone to take those firearms off them and into a place of safekeeping,” he told media this afternoon. “The first step is to do it voluntarily, we’ll then be working to ascertain if they haven’t complied and those people will be in all likelihood prosecuted,” Mr Bush said. There were about 250,000 firearm holders in New Zealand, he said. People wishing to surrender their firearms must first contact police – either online or by phoning at 0800 311 3...
Tags: Gun Control, New Zealand Gun Laws


Commandant Of The Marine Corps Says Deploying Troops To The Border Poses Unacceptable Risk

Stupid human tricks: The commandant of the Marines has warned the Pentagon that deployments to the southwest border and funding transfers under the president’s emergency declaration, among other unexpected demands, have posed “unacceptable risk to Marine Corps combat readiness and solvency.” In two internal memos, Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller said the “unplanned/unbudgeted” deployment along the border that President Trump ordered last fall, and shifts of other funds to support border securi...
Tags: Marine Corps


Quick Response To Detractors Claiming That 2A Was Not Seen As An Individual Right Until 2008

From our friends at reddit/firearms.  He says feel free to copy and paste, and he’s clearly set it out there for the good of mankind.  Thus, I reproduce it entirely. Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their priv...
Tags: Second Amendment


Remembering when bankers tried to overthrow FDR and install a fascist dictator

Though we know today that his policies eventually ended the Great Depression, FDR's election was seen as disastrous by some.A group of wealthy bankers decided to take things into their own hands; they plotted a coup against FDR, hoping to install a fascist dictator in its stead.Ultimately, the coup was brought to light by General Smedley Butler and squashed before it could get off the ground. None When we look back at history, we have the benefit of knowing how things turned out — not true for t...
Tags: Government, Military, United states, Capitalism, History


China refutes U.S. claim that it's pushing space 'arms race'

A Chinese foreign minister refuted U.S. claims that China and Russia are developing space weaponry.China and Russia have recently ramped up cooperation on space programs.Meanwhile, the U.S. has been skeptical of both nations, arguing that they're likely developing an array of space weapons. None Amid ongoing disarmament talks in Geneva, a Chinese foreign minister on Wednesday refuted U.S. accusations that China and Russia are advancing a space arms race by developing anti-satellite weapons and l...
Tags: Military, China, Nasa, War, Space


Why Is Any Firearm Manufacturer Left In Connecticut?

News from Connecticut: Sen. Gennaro Bizzarro, R-New Britain, said he really “struggled” with his vote, but decided to vote yes. “I sleep with my gun at my side,” Bizzarro said, to protect his family from any possible intruders. But, in the end, he went along with the majority and voted yes. [ … ] While also praising Kristin Song for her advocacy on behalf of her son, Sen. Rob Sampson, R-Wolcott said the bill has “one flaw.” He said that flaw was “you must secure guns in a certain way.” “I don...
Tags: Military, Connecticut, Gun Control, Rob, New Britain, Sampson, Bizzarro, Kristin Song, Ruger Mossberg, Connecticut Gun Laws, Sen Gennaro Bizzarro, Sen Rob Sampson R Wolcott


“Excuse Me, It’s Ma’am”

I know my readers.  And I know why you come to TCJ.  You come here because this is the only place you can find the kind of scholarship you seek.  Here you can get everything from epistemology and ethics, to sectional density and ballistic coefficient.  If I can’t give it to you all the time, the commenters will. Give yourself and me a pat on the back. It’s in that spirit that I offer up this worthy viewing for the day.  Language warning.
Tags: America, Military, TCJ


Colorado AG Tells Sheriffs To Resign Or Enforce Red Flag Law

Via David Codrea, news from Colorado: It’s not even the law yet, but state Attorney General Phil Weiser is already telling sheriffs to resign if they follow locals laws passed in 26 counties that declared themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries. But wait, there’s more. Weiser blinked. He also said this during his testimony in favor of the bill at a state Senate committee meeting: “Any commission that says ‘I don’t want my sheriff upholding an unconstitutional law,’ they’re on solid ground,” Weiser ...
Tags: Colorado, Senate, Military, Gun Control, David Codrea, Weiser, Colorado Ag, Phil Weiser, Colorado Gun Laws


The Original Tactical Pant

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The Pentagon’s Watchdog Is Investigating Whether the Acting Defense Secretary Boosted Boeing

The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General confirmed it has launched an investigation into whether Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has violated any ethics rules by promoting his former employer Boeing while serving in the Trump Administration. The investigation comes a week after a government watchdog group, called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics…
Tags: News, White House, Defense, Uncategorized, Military, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Boeing, Trump Administration, Patrick Shanahan, Citizens for Responsibility, Boosted Boeing, Department of Defense Office of Inspector General


The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually

Imagine if the U.S. Army was able to rehearse battlezone scenarios dozens, or even hundreds, or times before settling foot on actual terrain. Thanks to virtual reality, that's now a possibility. The post The U.S. Army is building a giant VR battlefield to train soldiers virtually appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Military, Army, Vr, Virtual Reality, Emerging Tech, U.S. Army


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


Firearms ‘Will Not Be Tolerated’ on UNC Campus After Weekend Protest

From reader Jack, news from UNC: Monday’s statement from the university confirmed that “members of a ‘Confederate heritage’ group walked onto the UNC – Chapel Hill campus from the Town of Chapel Hill via Raleigh Street to Cameron Avenue. At least one individual was in possession of a handgun. They were approached by UNC Police officers on the sidewalk in front of Memorial Hall and were asked to leave campus, which they did.” It is generally legal in North Carolina for an individual to openly car...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, North Carolina, Jack, Chapel Hill, UNC, The University, Memorial Hall, Town of Chapel Hill, Raleigh Street, Cameron Avenue, UNC Police


Want to see a warship? Seal Beach Weapons Station will host tours March 23-24

In a rare opportunity for the public to board a warship at the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station, the Navy will be giving free tours this weekend of the guided missile cruiser USS Princeton as part of 75th anniversary celebration at the base. The tours will be held Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.. “The last public ship tour we did on base was in October 2012,” said base spokesman Gregg Smith. The weapons depot was established in 1944, ...
Tags: Navy, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Military, Local News, Smith, Princeton, Pacific, Pacific Coast Highway, Beaches, Pacific Fleet, Southern California News Group, Top Stories OCR


Alice Ruggles' family: police and army could have prevented murder

Council review of killing by ex-partner Trimaan Dhillon makes 20 recommendationsThe army and the police could have prevented the death of a 24-year-old woman who was murdered by a jealous and controlling soldier, her family have said.Alice Ruggles had contacted police about Trimaan Dhillon’s stalking in the days before he broke into her Gateshead home and repeatedly cut her throat in October 2016. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Scotland, Police, UK News, Military, British Army, Gateshead, Alice Ruggles, Trimaan Dhillon


Shooting Lessons

Outdoor Life: My first formal shooting lessons came at the hands of an old West Point Major and sniper instructor. Now, almost 30 years later, a young Marine Sniper taught me new and improved position and technique. Rather than the classic, body-offset prone position that I’d learned during my youth, the Gunwerks instructor taught me to lie directly in line with my rifle, butt pad snuggled firmly into my neck-collar bone juncture. Legs should be spread wide, feet almost flat on the ground, with ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Shooting Lessons


Ban All The Things

Very interesting read via reddit/firearms. IN THE 12th CENTURY, the crossbow was considered by many to be a weapon of mass destruction. Not only was it was remarkably accurate and deadly at vast distances, but shockingly, the bolts it fired could penetrate a knight’s armour. Crossbows meant that no breast-plated nobleman, prince or king was safe on the battlefield. Any low-born peasant with just a bit of training could kill a lord or sovereign with simple squeeze of a trigger — a platoon of cros...
Tags: Military, Vatican, Gun Control, Roman Catholic Church, Crossbow


Beta O’Dork Speaks On AR-15s

The Libertarian Republic: In what seems to be an attempted balancing act to play to both gun owners and the gun confiscation crowd O’ Rourke said, “If you own an AR-15, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly and safely.” He then followed up his statement by adding “I just don’t think that we need to sell anymore weapons of war into this public.” [ … ] “If you purchased that AR-15, if you own it, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly,” O’Rourke said. “We have this proud rich tradition [in Texa...
Tags: Texas, Military, Gun Control, Rourke, O'Rourke, Beto O' Rourke


New Zealand Gun Owners’ Reaction To Coming Gun Ban

To be sure, there are those who are trying to get semi-automatic long guns before the ban, but these reactions are the most telling. Some rushed to their trusted online dealers and stores to stock up on semiautomatic assault-style rifles. Others unlocked their secure cabinets, picked up their firearms and turned them in to police stations, no questions asked. [ … ] John Hart, a gun owner, said on Twitter that he has given up his AR-15 rifle and ammunition because his “convenience doesn’t outweig...
Tags: Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Don, John Hart


This Crazy Contraption Was Supposed To Help Aussie Troops Carry Their Guns, It Did The Opposite

The Drive: For one, the Reaper did reduce strain on a soldier’s arms when carrying a weapon. But it also increased fatigue from the awkwardness of firing and moving with the system on their back. “The soldier’s breathing motion was exaggerated by the RSACS,” one report says. “This forced the soldier to tense his entire torso in order to effectively release each burst, thus significantly increasing the soldier’s overall fatigue.” The change in high-mounted weight distribution also made it harder ...
Tags: Military, Army, Australian Army


When Citizens Become Subjects

It’s always when weapons are banned.  Via Dave Hardy, this is an interesting read. During 2012, Chávez’s approval rating reached 57% (higher than any point in time of Obama’s 2nd term approval ratings by a wide margin). Then he decided that it’s time to “disarm all citizens”. The Venezuelan National Assembly in 2012 enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law” with the explicit aim to “disarm all citizens”. However before the law took effect, Hugo Chávez passed away on March 5, 2...
Tags: Law, Obama, Military, Gun Control, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Hugo Chavez, Chavez, Dave Hardy, Venezuelan National Assembly, Javier Vanegas


Conniving Collectivists In New Hampshire Try Backdoor For Red Flag Laws

Via reddit, “After the defeat of the controversial red flag bill, the New Hampshire legislature slips the same text into HB696 – a bill to increase protections for the elderly against abuse.” The language reads as follows. Upon a showing of an immediate and present danger of abuse, exploitation, or neglect, the court may enter temporary orders to protect the plaintiff with or without actual notice to defendant.  The court may issue such temporary orders by telephone, facsimile or any other metho...
Tags: Military, New Hampshire, Gun Control


Brief Comments On The Changes Coming to New Zealand Gun Laws

I don’t intend to comment generally on the shooting in New Zealand.  I’m sure enough has been said already, and besides, that isn’t what I wanted to focus on. Changes are coming to New Zealand guns laws.  Big ones, if you believe the PM.  She’s hell bent on doing it.  Apparently there is support among the general population (and read especially this comment thread), but on the other hand, New Zealand gun sales have increased since the Christchurch attack. David Codrea observes that the already r...
Tags: Australia, America, Military, New Zealand, Gun Control, Christchurch, David Codrea, New Zealand Gun Laws


U.S.-Backed Forces Admit to Facing Difficulties Defeating IS in Syria

'We are facing several difficulties regarding the operations'
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Onetime, U S Backed Forces Admit


The case for citizenship for US immigrants serving in the military

The United States has a long history of immigrant military service. Immigrants who serve in the armed forces during declared hostilities, including the period after 11 September 2001, are eligible for expedited naturalization. However, those who naturalized through military service since 24 November 2003 are vulnerable to potential revocation of their US citizenship. This presents unique and unacceptable risks for non-citizens who volunteer to serve in the United States military beyond the alrea...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, US, Military, United States, United States Military, Citizenship, Illegal Immigrants, US Army, Immigrant, Social Sciences, Michael J Sullivan, Earned Citizenship, Immigration Law Violations, Presidio of Monterey Public Domain


Manifesto from Australian Terrorist in New Zealand

There is massive faux outrage over the video and manifesto being shared online. Meanwhile, Hitler's Mein Kampf is being sold on Amazon.com, while videos of jets crashing into the twin towers are copiously available on YouTube. Videos of people jumping and falling from the burning buildings can be found in seconds on YouTube. CNN, Al Jazeera and many others are lying about the contents of the manifesto. This can readily be seen by simply reading the manifesto of this far leftwing terrorist, ...
Tags: Amazon, Featured, Military, New Zealand, Hitler, Trump, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, CNN Al Jazeera


A look at how the number of women in the military has steadily grown

Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was awarded the Coast Guard Air Medal for operations. (Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video) Last month, Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was one of eight pilots to be awarded the prestigious Coast Guard Air Medal for operations after the deadly hurricane that hit Houston in 2017. She is the first African-American woman in the branch to receive the Air Medal. The Women in Aviation International Conference ends Saturday, March 16 in Long Beach. Nine C...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Iraq, Defense, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Military, International Space Station, Army, Marine Corps, Va, Pentagon, Houston


TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer: Which is the Best, Low-Cost Tax Services?

How are you filing your taxes this year? We’ve compared three of the big names in budget-friendly tax software to help you decide on one. Find out which comes out on top, here’s TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer. Table of Contents A Little Bit About Each Product Key Features Pricing Sign-Up Process Security Mobile Support & Accessibility Customer Service & Support Bottom Line: Which One Wins? Editor’s Note: Pricing is up to date as of March 3, 2019 I t’s almost tax time and you know wh...
Tags: Amazon, Taxes, Marketing, Customer Service, Military, Irs, Puerto Rico, Turbotax, H R Block, HSA, TaxAct, H R Block H R Block, Starting, TaxSlayer, IRS Publications, TaxAct Express