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December 2009

A MARINE MOBILE SNIPER STRIKE TEAM

Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin joined the Marine Corps in 1985, after an injury derailed his dreams of becoming a major-league pitcher. He would go on to become one of the Marines’ elite scout-snipers, and his service included a tour of duty in Somalia. However, he would make his mark during the liberation of Iraq, where he had the chance to pioneer the Mobile Sniper Strike Team concept.

AMERICA’S TOUGHEST SHERIFF PART III

This is the last part in a three-part series on the colorful Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, widely known as the toughest Sheriff in America on illegal immigration. He may be and he may not be, as other counties are very active in trying to keep their neighborhoods safe and economically viable from the mess that human trafficking is making.

THE COVER SHOOT: COMBAT SHOOTING IN THE REAL WORLD

In the bush wars in southern Africa, small unit patrolling and combined arms tactics and procedures were refined in the crucible of a vicious war against substantially more numerous Communist-trained terrorists.

ASSAULT RIFLE BAN ON THE HORIZON

Liberals cannot let go of their fascination with, and fear (real or feigned) of, “assault weapons,” constantly introducing new legislation to ban them. During the 2008 campaign, Barak Obama said that he would like to restore and make permanent the federal ban on these firearms enacted in 1994 which automatically expired in 2004. His Attorney General, Eric Holder, has said the same thing.

THE MOVING WALL

You’ve all heard the story about the importance of the “dash” between the dates of a person’s birth and their death, as therein lies what happened during those dates.