Like other large communities in Texas and throughout the nation, this city of 1.4 million residents is used to all kinds of political rallies and street protests.
But what made the April 6 gathering in front of a police substation unusual was some gun-rights activists carrying a rifle or a shotgun strapped to their backs. Dozens of them, not all carrying a firearm in full view, were protesting an ordinance they consider illegal because it limits their right to carry loaded weapons.
More than a year has passed since Connecticut enacted tighter firearm restrictions following the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But authorities there still have no immediate plans to enforce one of its key components, reports the Record-Journal.
A Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, the most prestigious honor in all of journalism, was bestowed on The Gazette and Dave Philipps.
It was recognition of his three-day series “Other than Honorable,” which examined how wounded combat veterans were being discharged from the Army and stripped of benefits for offenses likely caused by their war injuries.
It was a powerful series built on fearless reporting by Dave. He spent months relentlessly digging to obtain more than 700 pages of documents through the Freedom of Information Act, plus upwards of 2,000 pages of disciplinary records of soldiers.
Dave used those documents to show a pattern in which the Army was indeed kicking out soldiers, many of whom served in battle. And he developed sources willing to go on the record to reveal deeply personal stories.
The entire package was bolstered by incredible photos and video by photojournalist Michael Ciaglo and an online presentation that blended video, photos, data and poignant storytelling, all shaped by dozens of hands on our copy desk and online team.
It was important work that revealed more than 13,000 soldiers have been discharged since 2009 under a provision called Chapter 10 - resignation in lieu of prosecution - an other-than-honorable discharge that bars most soldiers from medical benefits.
“Remington’s investigation determined that some XMP triggers might have excess bonding agent used in the assembly process, which could cause an unintentional discharge. Therefore, Remington is recalling ALL affected products to fully inspect and clean the XMP triggers with a specialized process.
Remington has advised customers to immediately cease use of recalled rifles and return them to Remington free of charge. The rifles will be inspected, specialty cleaned, tested, and returned as soon as possible. Do not attempt to diagnose or repair recalled rifles. Remington established a dedicated website and toll-free hotline to help consumers determine whether their Model 700 or Model Seven rifle(s) are subject to recall.”
A Patriot movement, called American Spring, is set for next month. And what the government has just done may have sealed the fates of the attendees.
Yesterday, State Department, whose primary function is diplomatic relations overseas, has put in a request for over 1.5 million rounds of 4 types of ammunition, 9 mm, 5.56x45mm, and 7.62x51mm and 7.62x39mm. Included in the solicitation was weapon cleaning and spare parts.
The request breaks down the ammunition as follows:
9mm Ball Ammo 1000 rounds per case 425 CS;
9mm Simunition – Red 1000 rounds per case 100 CS;
5.56×45 Ball Ammo 500 rounds per case 1200 CS;
5.56×45 Linked (M249) Ammo 600 rounds per crate. 120 CS;
7.62×51 Linked (M240B) Ammo 800 rounds per crate 240 CS;
7.62x51mm Ball Ammo 500 Rounds per case 60 CS;
7.62x39mm (AK-47) Ammo 500 Rounds per case 90 CS
SIG SAUER Inc., designer and manufacturer of the world’s most reliable firearms, introduces its Elite Performance Ammunition line – the company’s first-ever line of premium centerfire pistol ammunition.
Designed specifically for personal defense, SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition features a proprietary stacked hollow point bullet – the SIG V-Crown Jacketed Hollow Point – for reliable expansion, round after round.
This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
Come Tuesday, owners of assault weapons in New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state or potentially face a felony charge.
Some gun owners have long threatened to ignore a requirement to register assault weapons under the SAFE Act, a set of strict gun laws approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers last year.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton resigned Wednesday from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an affiliation that has brought him grief from gun owners in the six-way race for the Republican nomination for governor.
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.