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Congress opposes “green tip” ban

Congress opposes “green tip” ban

| March 6, 2015 | 9 Comments

The Washington Times reports that 239 members of Congress have signed a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Director Todd Jones asking that he oppose the current moves the agency is planning to ban 5.56mm “green tip” ammunition that is used in most AR style rifles. White House press secretary Josh Earnest […]

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Is Anybody Surprised?

Is Anybody Surprised?

| March 6, 2015 | 4 Comments

Looks like those rumors of Eddie-boi’s return from the land of borscht and vodka were a bit premature. Snowden says U.S. not offering fair trial if he returns Yeah, right. My guess is Snowden’s first mention of a possible return was a “trial baloon”, and he got word (or correctly read the tea leaves) that […]

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Friday morning feel good story

Friday morning feel good story

| March 6, 2015 | 2 Comments

Our first story comes from Indiana where you don’t need a restraining order if you have a gun; Investigators say a mother feared for her life when she shot and killed her ex-boyfriend early Wednesday morning. Police identified the ex-boyfriend Thursday as 34-year-old Anthony Santura Smith of Indianapolis. Investigators said Smith had not lived in […]

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Routh appeals murder conviction

Routh appeals murder conviction

| March 5, 2015 | 15 Comments

David sends us a link to MSN which reports that Eddie Routh’s lawyers have filed an appeal to his conviction in the murder of Chad Littlefield and Chris Kyle last week; Routh’s attorneys said after the Feb. 24 verdict they would appeal. J. Warren St. John, one of Routh’s attorneys, said the notice of appeal […]

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Army Secretary on Major Golsteyn’s Silver Star

Army Secretary on Major Golsteyn’s Silver Star

| March 5, 2015 | 71 Comments

The Secretary of the Army, John McHugh has released a statement on his decision to take Major Mathew L. Golsteyn’s Silver Star from him, but it really doesn’t clarify anything. Some background from Stars & Stripes; Maj. Mathew L. Golsteyn received the Silver Star in 2011 for valor in Afghanistan on Feb. 20, 2010, and […]

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Stolen Valor Act in Pennsylvania

Stolen Valor Act in Pennsylvania

| March 5, 2015 | 9 Comments

One aspect of Pennsylvania’s attempts to close the stolen valor gap was passed by the state senate. Apparently, a few years ago, PA decided to put an identifier on drivers’ licenses for veterans, but, there were no restrictions on it – you self-identified on application by checking a block on your application. The result is […]

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Carter: Mosul plan was  a mistaken disclosure of “military secrets”

Carter: Mosul plan was a mistaken disclosure of “military secrets”

| March 5, 2015 | 22 Comments

The new Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday that the press briefing last month which released plans to the world about the intention that the city of Mosul, Iraq would be the focus of an Iraqi attack in mid-Spring was a mistake. The briefer, whose presentation for reporters at […]

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Syria looms large in US troops’ future

Syria looms large in US troops’ future

| March 5, 2015 | 12 Comments

AFP reports that Harakat Hazm, the group of “moderate” Syrian rebels that Secretary of State John Kerry told us last year were most likely to receive US arms and training, dissipated and melted into the ranks of ISIS. I guess they took their arms and training with them; …after suffering a devastating defeat at the […]

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