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ARMY WANTS A NEW PISTOL

Say Goodbye to the M9 and M11?
By Harold Hutchison

The DOD is looking to replace the M9 and M11 pistols with a more potent handgun. This comes after user feedback from troops who have served on the front lines of the War on Terror.

IRAQ BUYS RUSSIAN JETS

Su-25s Bought After F-16 Delays
By Harold Hutchison

Iraq has bought a number of used Sukhoi ground-attack planes from Russia as delays have sprung up as the delivery of F-16 fighters. The Russian fighters were provided within a week of the Iraqi government signing a contract.

A SCOPE FOR THE NIGHT!

The Pulsar Digisight N550A Digital Night Vision Riflescope features 13 built-in reticle options, allowing shooters to switch between white and black subtensions on the reticle, making targets more visible against the background (black for daytime operation and white for nighttime operation).

LADY IN A LAB WHO SAVED THOUSANDS DIES

Stephanie Kwolek Invented Kevlar
By Harold Hutchison

A woman whose work in a Wilmington, Delaware, laboratory lead to the vests that have saved the lives of thousands of soldiers and cops died Wednesday, 18 June. Stephanie Kwolek was 90 years old.

When it's least expected....!

Ready or Not?

Yesterday [12 June], in Philadelphia, PA, two elderly men emerged from local gunshop/indoor range and were robbed, at gunpoint, in the parking lot as they approached their vehicle.

Two suspects, one male and one female, confronted the two victims and ultimately stole several guns from them. For their cooperation (being "good victims") one of the elderly men was shot and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

WHAT GETS SEIZED FROM DRUG LORDS

Decked-Out Guns… Loads of Ammo
By Harold Hutchison

What gets seized from drug lords when the Drug Enforcement Agency does their thing? This photo SOF got shows just what they do with their firearms. On the left is an AR-15-style pistol that has been gold-plated, while the magazines appear to have a silver plating. On the right, is an AK-47-type firearm, with a mixture of gold and silver plating.

Love Freedom Enough?

"When they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."

Thomas Pynchon

Bankrupt and crumbling Detroit, MI, where all who are able are getting out as fast as they can, has unhappily become the sister-city of Johannesburg, South Africa!

For years, Johannesburg has claimed, among other unflattering titles, the "carjacking capitol of the world," but now Detroit is providing Johannesburg with stiff competition!

NO, WE WON'T

Lions and Hyenas:

Some day, they will come for you in the night, and they will kill you
They will be dissuaded many times, but eventually they'll come
You'll doubtless slay many, even most
But, the remainder will overwhelm and kill you, and there is little you
can do,
And yet ...
You can relentlessly fill their black hearts, day and night, with hideous
dread!
You can make them tremor anxiously at the mention of your name
You can make them speak of you only in nervous whispers
You can ever be, must be, their worst nightmare!

Anon

>From a friend and Operator:

THE AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT GOES SHOPPING

Submachine Guns, Body Armor on the List
By Harold Hutchison

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Do submachine guns and body armor strike you as things the Department of Agriculture needs to buy? If not, you may be surprised and shocked at the fact that in the last week, both items turned up on their shopping list.

"Smart" Guns?

This morning, I saw a news report on so-called "smart" pistols. It seems NJ and CA (what a surprise?) are currently considering legislation requiring this "new" technology on all sales of new pistols.

Of course, the reporter, who obviously knows nothing about guns (another surprise!), didn't even know enough to ask relevant questions. She just drooled over the sample gun and handed the microphone over to a local retailer who recited several lines from the manufacturer's own promotional material. They call this sewage "journalism!"

Somebody Else?

In the 1950s, Dick Powell played "Nick Charles," lead character in the dramatic series, "The Thin Man," in the days of dramatic radio. Nick Charles was a dapper, itinerant detective who, with his ever-curious wife (played by Myrna Loy), effortlessly solved criminal cases that were otherwise baffling to local police. In the 1960s, now on black-and-white television, the lead roll was played by a good-looking Kennedy in-law, Peter Lawford. His saucy wife was played by the very attractive Phyllis Kirk.

WHERE DID AN FBI GUN TURN UP?

In The Hands of a Gangster…
By Harold Hutchison

A member of the Crips street gang was caught with a pistol that had been issued to an FBI agent after he was pulled over on 12 April. The firearms had been stolen back in January from the FBI agent’s home.

NYC MAYOR TO GEORGIA ARMS: NO BRASS FOR YOU!

Ammo

De Blasio Refuses Bid from Reloader
By Harold Hutchison

In 2012, Georgia Arms was able to purchase over 14 tons of spent shell casing from the city of New York after winning an auction. The spent shell casings were later reloaded and sold to the public. However, this year, the company has been excluded from the first auction since the one in 2012 on orders of New York’s mayor.

Caught Unprepared!

"From the tip of his toes to his head, he looks like an unmade bed."

>From "Style," featured in the 1964 musical film, "Robin and the Seven Hoods." Most popular version sung together by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby

This uncomfortable lesson comes to us from yesterday's drama at the Boston Marathon, on the anniversary of last year's bombing incident.

THE POST OFFICE WANTS TO BUY AMMO

USPS Seeks 1.5 Million Rounds
By Harold Hutchison
The United States Postal Service is seeking to purchase up to 1.5 million rounds of ammunition. The request is the last from agencies like the Social Security Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.