The Chicago Gun Myth

by David Harsanyi | National Review

(This article first appeared on July 27, 2020)

The tragically incompetent mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, appeared on CNN’s State of the Union this weekend to deflect attention from the horror show unfolding in her city by blaming interlopers for its spiking murder rate: “We are being inundated with guns from states that have virtually no gun control, no background checks, no ban on assault weapons — that is hurting cities like Chicago.”… Read more

Explained: Why the U.S. Government Banned Certain Glock Guns

Let’s take a look.

by Peter Suciu | The National Interest

Key Point: It comes down to the Gun Control Act of 1968, which set new criteria for the importation of guns.

While many Americans will go to any length to buy American and will choose a Smith & Wesson or Colt when it comes to handguns, just like many Americans swear by Ford and GM, there are those who prefer what the Europeans use.… Read more

Star Trek Next Generation Limited Edition Phaser Replica Laser Pointer

$349.99

Star Trek Next Generation Limited Edition Phaser Replica:

In 1996 American toy company, IPI Toys produced a limited edition run of officially licensed Star Trek: The Next Generation Type-2 Phaser laser pointers. The phaser comes in a phelt case and includes a certificate of authenticity and instructions. … Read more

Check Out the U.S. Army’s New High-Tech Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

They just ordered 248 more of them.

by Kris Osborn | The National Interest

The Army has added anti-tank missiles, lasers, anti-aircraft systems and drones to its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) as part of an effort to keep the multi-year program aligned with fast-changing threat developments.… Read more

Yes, the Navy SEALs Do Have Some of the Best ‘Silent’ Guns

Here’s what they can do.

by Joseph Trevithick | The National Interest

Key Point: These clever weapons allow the SEALs to be stealthier. Here’s how they make SEALs among the most lethal forces out there.

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Russia Has Missing Nuclear Weapons Sitting on the Ocean Floor 

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These Are the Guns North Korean Soldiers Would Use to Target American Troops

The guns of the KPA Ground Forces help ensure North Korean sniper, airborne, and marine infantry units remain operationally relevant now and into the near future.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key Point: North Korea’s massive infantry army gives America one million reasons not to fight a war.… Read more

Hitler’s Killers: Here’s What Made These Two Nazi Snipers So Deadly

Great skill and a powerful Mauser rifle did it.

by Warfare History Network | The National Interest

Key Point: The fight was brutal and snipers were used to slow advancing forces. Here’s how Berlin tired to salavage its increasing number of defeats.… Read more

First Army Unit Gets New Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

by Matthew Cox | Military.com

Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division this month became the first combat troops to receive the Army’s new M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle.

Army weapons officials fielded the new semi-automatic 7.62x51mm SDMR to soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart, Georgia in early June, according to a service announcement.… Read more