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SOF Weekly Newsletter - 28 March - 1 April, 2011

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ACT TO STOP PENDING GUN BAN
BATFE is moving to prohibit the importation of certain semi-automatic shotguns.
http://www.sofmag.com/take-action-stop-pending-gun-ban

ISSA SUBPOENAS ATF
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) responded to an ATF refusal to meet a 30 March deadline by issuing a subpoena to ATF Acting Director Melson.
http://www.sofmag.com/breaking-congressman-issa-issues-subpoena-gunrunne...

3/5 MARINES RETURNING HOME
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment is returning home after a tour in Afghanistan, where it suffered the heaviest casualties of a Marine unit in Operation Enduring Freedom.
http://www.sofmag.com/3rd-battalion-5th-marines-returns-home-soon

MASS GRAVE FOUND IN ZIMBABWE
A mass grave has been located in Zimbabwe, and is being used as a propaganda tool by the Mugabe regime.
http://www.sofmag.com/mass-grave-becomes-zimbabwe-propaganda-tool

KIOWA PILOT STOPS ATTACK
A Kiowa pilot with the 4th Infantry Division serving in Operation New Dawn stopped a rocket attack.
http://www.sofmag.com/kiowa-pilot-thwarts-rocket-attack-iraq

PRECISION-GUIDED MORTARS ON WAY TO AFGHANISTAN
Picatinny Arsenal has sent the first precision-guided mortar rounds to Afghanistan for combat trials.
http://www.sofmag.com/picatinny-fields-first-precision-guided-mortars-tr...

MORTARMEN KEEP COP SAFE
Video of a mortar crew helping to keep a combat outpost in Afghanistan safe from attack.
http://www.sofmag.com/mortar-men-keep-cop-safe

NATO TAKES LIBYA MISSION
NATO took command of Operation Odyssey Dawn, as Secretary of Defense Robert Gates testified in front of Congress.
http://www.sofmag.com/gates-outlines-us-role-nato-takes-libya-mission

PIRATES SEIZE KUWAITI TANKER
Pirates seized a Kuwaiti oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden.
http://www.sofmag.com/pirates-capture-kuwaiti-oil-tanker

MARINES TRANSITION TO NEW OPTIC
The Marine rifleman has become an even deadlier weapon thanks to the adoption of a new combat optic for the M16A4 rifle.
http://www.sofmag.com/marksmanship-trainers-aid-marines-transition-comba...

WHO KNEW WHAT ABOUT GUNRUNNER - AND WHEN DID THEY KNOW IT?
Dave Workman asks the big questions about Project Gunrunner.
http://www.sofmag.com/project-gunrunner-who-knew-what-and-when