A blast from the past …
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” Fanciful illustrations from a circa-1530 manual on artillery and siege warfare seem to show jet packs strapped to the backs of cats and doves, with the German-language text helpfully advising military commanders to use them to “set fire to a castle or city which you can’t get at otherwise.”
Digitized by the University of Pennsylvania, the unusual, full-color illustrations recently caught the attention of an Australian book blog and then found their way to Penn researcher Mitch Fraas, who set out to unravel the mystery.
” I really didn’t know what to make of it,” said Fraas, a historian and digital humanities expert at the Penn library. “It clearly looks like there’s some sort of jet of fire coming out of a device strapped to these animals.” “
” A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a “lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot.
The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger.
“ I was just playing around,” said Nathan Entingh, a fifth-grader at Devonshire Alternative Elementary School in a far northern section of the district. “People play around like this a lot at my school.”
Other kids have been caught playing pretend gun games on the playground at Devonshire and weren’t suspended, Nathan said.
Devonshire Principal Patricia Price has warned students about pretend gun play numerous times this year, and everyone should know the rules by now, district spokesman Jeff Warner said.”
Read more at the Columbia Dispatch
Police:”If Necessary”… Will Go Door To Door To Take Your Guns…
“We Are Your Masters”
Published on Feb 28, 2014
” GMN Producer Guerilla Girl Ashley contacted Connecticut State Police to inquire about the recent letter sent to residents regarding gun confiscation in Connecticut. “Sandy Hook” State Police Spokesman Lt. Vance answered the telephone and spoke to Ashley. The recording of the call reveals the shocking disregard this sworn peace officer has for the U.S. Constitution, and even goes so far as to call Ashley “un-American” for inquiring about the constitutionality of the gun confiscation law.
In Lt. Vance’s own words, “…I am the master….”
Please contact Lt. Vance directly at (860) 685-8290 and give him a piece of your mind.
GuerillaMediaNetwork.com http://ow.ly/o7pRT ”
Read more here and click the image below to be taken to an interactive map with detailed information on the possession and carry laws for knives in all fifty states .
” KnifeUp provides, for free, knife law guides for all 50 states. Below is a map of the US, click on the state you are interested in to read about it’s knife laws. I try to keep these guides as up-to-date and accurate as possible but, for the law changes a lot, please leave a comment if you see something wrong.”
” The world of tech has been getting smarter with smartphones, smart watches and now smart… guns? It has finally come to light: a pistol that only fires when you are wearing a certain watch.
According Armatix, the manufacturer:
” Armatix Smart System – a consistent concept of gun safety for the future. In the case of conventional handguns, the gun is no longer secured the moment the shooter removes it from the safe or other security system. In the case of Armatix’s Smart System, security extends a decisive step beyond this point!”
Each watch is encoded with an electronic chip that interacts with the gun.
” Smart System consists of a radio-controlled watch that is responsible for gun access and use. A Smart System gun will only shoot if it is within range of this watch. It is possible to release the safety mechanism via the radio controlled watch activated by means of a PIN code. As soon as the gun loses radio contact with the watch – e.g. if it is knocked out of the shooter’s hand or in case of loss, theft, etc. – it automatically deactivates itself.”
Support a woman’s right to choose whichever gun she wants .
” U.S. Army soldiers at war in Afghanistan have made personal modifications to the M4 carbine to improve its effectiveness, according to a news report.
Army Senior Warrant Officer Russton Kramer, a longtime Green Beret, said he and fellow Special Forces soldiers buy off-the-shelf triggers and other components and overhaul the M4A1 commando version of the assault rifle, according to an article by Rowan Scarborough, a reporter for The Washington Times.
“ The reliability is not there,” the Silver Star recipient told the reporter. “I would prefer to use something else. If I could grab something else, I would.”
The two-part series is the latest to investigate the reliability of the Army’s standard-issue carbine made by Colt Defense LLC. The weapon has been upgraded by the service in recent years, but remains in essence a shorter, lighter version of the Vietnam-era M16.”
So our most important government employees are supplied with second rate firearms with which to do battle and if they are lucky enough to survive their tours they get to come home and subsist on food stamps . We are being led by the best … What a corrupt sewer is DC .
” Insurgents accidentally set off their own car bomb Monday at a training camp in an orchard in a Sunni area north of Baghdad, leaving 21 dead and some two dozen arrested, Iraqi officials said.
Authorities found seven car bombs — all without plates — several explosive belts and roadside bombs after searching two houses and a garage in the dense area, offering a rare glimpse into the workings of militants behind a resurgence in violence in the country. Bomb experts began working immediately to defuse the explosives.
A police officer said the militants were attending a lesson on making car bombs and explosive belts when a glitch set off one of the devices.”
The gene pool grew a little bit stronger and “Paradise’s virgins” got a little bit busier yesterday … Good on them .
” The cartridge, named the .700 WTF (“What The F…”) and is made by fire forming a .50 BMG brass case, trimming it to 3″ in length and then sizing it. The round is loaded with a 1132 grain paper patched .700 lead cast bullet.”
” The rifle, with just a 16.25″ barrel, can push the 1132 grain of lead up to 2300 fps. Thats 13,000 ft/lbs of energy, right up there with the .50 BMG and far exceeding the .700 Nitro Express. The cast lead bullet has enough energy to pass clean through a 1/4″ steel plate.”
Read more at The Firearms Blog
” Sometimes a laser’s quality and usefulness is measured in pure watts. In that respect, a new laser in production at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (LLNL) can certainly hold its own: at a full petawatt, otherwise known as one quadrillion watts, it’s powerful enough to drive the world’s most demanding experiments.
Sometimes, though, you need a laser to be able to produce incredibly short bursts of light, and here it shines as well: each pulse from the laser lasts just 30 femtoseconds. At 10 Hz, it can fire these quadrillion watt bursts of light faster than an AK47.”
” The High Repetition Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS) will be a major step forward for high-energy laser science, primarily because of that firing rate. A petawatt laser is not unheard of, since a watt is a measure of power over time — joules per second, to be precise. Thus, delivering more than 600 joules over a 450 femtoseconds (as LLNL’s previous petawatt laser can) is not all that different from delivering 30 joules over 30 femtoseconds. They’re both around a petawatt. However, with a firing rate of 10 per second, the overall output can be hundreds of times greater over longer periods (like a long, sluggish microsecond).”
A company from Virginia that specializes in hidden tactical storage for your firearms has come up with a new item(s) that are due to ship this month . Tactical Walls.com is a family owned and operated business in the beautiful Shenandoah valley .
” The founder, Tim Matter, is a husband and father. After four years of active duty in the USAF where he served as a crew chief on F-16′s, he attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia where he received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design. He enjoys, creating and designing, as well as shooting, and riding motorcycles. He loves to make people laugh, and he is always working on some new project. In addition to running TACTICAL WALLS, he is still a full-time designer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Several weekends out of the year he can be found instructing high performance riding techniques at Cornerspin in North Carolina. He always seems to be on the go, but you can easily get in touch with him here, he’d love to talk with you. (He LOVES to talk!). “
They offer a nice line of hidden storage units that are 100% American made and very reasonably priced , but what really caught our eye is the new Tactical Shelf unit that they are just now bringing to market .
The Tactical Shelf is available in two models , the larger (above) that will hold a rifle/shotgun and pistol(s) and a smaller unit that will hold a couple of handguns . Here are the specs for the larger unit which sells for $380.00 :
” Our 1242 RLS (Rifle Length Shelf) is handmade right here in the United States! This product is an elegant storage solution for handguns and accessories. Comes standard in black with cherry finished wooden shelf. Includes: (1) 1242 RLS Shelf, (2) Magnetic Keys, (1) 42”x12”x1.5” Customizable Foam Pad, Mounting Hardware.
This is currently available for preorder and will ship in February. Shipping is completely FREE for all preordered items.”
The 825 PLS – Pistol Length Shelf sells for $280.00 and looks like this :
In addition to the tactical shelves they offer a range of other decorative firearm storage solutions to choose from including the wall unit described in the video below .
These units look like just the ticket to keep your guns safe and handy while at the same time placating your partner’s decorating sensibilities . Learn more at TacticalWalls.com and see more at their YouTube channel .
” Handgun storage for home protection just got a face lift, and it’s called The Gun Box.”
“ The Gun Box is a revolutionary way for gun owners to store handguns nearby safely and securely, while allowing users access at lightning speeds. The unit is portable, sports a sleek, modern design and can only be opened by you.”
” There are three models currently available: the RF ($279), Biometric ($299) and Premier ($475) models. The way the RF model works is through an RFID scanner on The Gun Box, which responds to an RFID chip embedded in a specially made Gun Box wristband. Simply waving the wristband in front of the scanner opens The Gun Box.”
” The Defense Department released it’s annual testing report and unlike other weapons programs, the MK248 Mod 0 Sniper Round got a passing grade.”
” Used with the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle, the Mk248-Mod0 (A191) .300 WinMag ammunition, is utilized to hit targets up to 1,200 meters out. The sniper system was built to improve the range and accuracy of other comparative systems.”
More here and see this companion piece : XM2010 New Army Sniper Rifle at the Range . These rifles are also available to the general public … for the tidy sum of $18,000 US . For those interested in the more technical aspects of the new round you can find the report from the Army’s testing lab here in PDF form .