WHAT: Eight current or retired New York police officers were arrested on federal charges of illegally transporting M-16 assault rifles, shotguns and handguns across state lines for sale.
HOW: The two-year investigation began when three suspects allegedly sold a shotgun to an undercover FBI agent. It expanded into a sting operation, with the agent selling inoperable automatic weapons to the suspects. Read More
Back then, $1 billion was big money. Yet, the Military Aviation Appropriations Act of 1917 and two subsequent bills passed with almost no debate. It was virtually a blank check to buy an air armada to fight World War I. The New York Times hailed the legislation, predicting that America would have “such an air fleet as the world has never known.” The battlefield skies would be flooded with thousands of American planes. Read More
A 14-year-old Oakland boy was seen aiming an assault rifle at random people in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday.
Shocked citizens called cops around 4:10 p.m. saying the boy had a gun with a sniper scope trained on people in the area of San Jose Avenue and 30th Street.
He was apparently pointing the gun at people as they walked past him on the sidewalk, an Ingleside Station police officer said. Read More
WHAT: Easy conversion to real quick-shot weapon
WHO: Felons, the insane and anyone else banned from buying a gun in the United States has a new option: Just buy one of the new high-end toy airsoft rifles. Some popular propane-powered pellet guns are “readily convertible” to AR-15 semi-automatic weapons, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Read More
Are we reawakened yet? Did he get our attention properly focused, this dumbbell Nigerian terrorist who stuffed explosives in his underpants with the hope of bringing the United States a Christmas Day calamity?Let’s hope so, and let’s hope this, too — that we respond intelligently to his attempt to blow up an airplane and to the boastful threat that pretty soon hundreds of al-Qaida jihadists will be coming at us from Yemen. Read More