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As some of you may be aware, Attorney Alan Gura has been waging a legal battle against the District of Columbia (as well as other jurisdictions) based upon their unconstitutional infringement of the Second Amendment generally, and DC residents concealed carry rights in particular.
Having already won a court decision compelling the District–and in particular, it’s Police Chief Cathy Lanier (pictured above)–to issue concealed carry permits to lawful, qualified residents, Gura naturally ran into the usual anti-gun rearguard position: “Sure, we’ll issue permits–on terms of our own choosing. Terms that nobody except our rich friends and political comrades will ever be deemed to have satisfied.”
And those terms invariably require that the applicant have some special and unusual reason to be granted a concealed carry permit. This is the kind of restriction still being employed in liberal states like New Jersey and New York, and which was being employed in California until the recent Peruta decision by the 9th Circuit.
Gura responded to Lanier’s demand that applications show some special reason–above and beyond simply being law-abiding Americans with civil rights–by filing a motion for an injunction with the US District Court for DC, to prohibit Lanier from imposing those special conditions.
Today that Court handed down it’s decision on the requested motion–and Gura was the big winner, again:
(McLean, VA – April 10, 2015) FNH USA is excited to announce that three new products, including a brand-new product line, will be making their first appearance on the FNH USA Booth #2324 at the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings in Nashville, TN. Expected to be released in the Fall of 2015 are the mil-spec FN M249S™, a semi-automatic version of the U.S. Military’s M249 SAW light machinegun and two new additions to the company’s modern sporting rifle line, the FN 15™ M4 and M16 Military Collector Series.
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Saab, the automobile manufacturer, has just unveiled its Barracuda Soft Armour system; a defensive wall made entirely out of ceramic beads.
Thanks to the malleable nature of the beads, the walls are able to withstand machine gun fire and even armor-piercing bullets. The Soft Armour soft armor can be retrofitted on vehicles, existing walls and anything else that needs some proper, futuristic cover.
This system is perfect for schools and other civilian-based areas as it causes no ricochet. The beads simply gobble up the bullets before shouting “you shall not pass,” like Gandalf from Lord of the Rings. Say goodbye to fragmentation-related injuries.
It does weigh in at 180kg per square meter, which may not make it the perfect solution for vehicles, although it should pose no problem for heavier models.
Stars and Stripes reports the Defense Department has been busy testing what may be one of the greatest innovations for snipers to enter the market: .50-caliber bullets capable of changing direction after being fired. The program, developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is called Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance or EXACT and has now moved out of the speculative phase after successful tests. Sniper accuracy will likely never be the same again, but exactly how it all works is a closely guarded secret. The tests were successfully conducted in February and April of this year, and DARPA is set to hand over the program to the Defense Department shortly, in order to improve sniper accuracy in Afghanistan, which has presented challenge after challenge because of a dusty environment and highly variable wind speeds.??
Back in May, Crummer had a similar encounter. His same teenage daughter woke up and found a man sleeping in her bedroom. Forty-five minutes and four 911 calls later, police finally arrived to the home.
DC Police Chief Lanier just told force not to arrest a person who can legally carry a gun in DC or any state.