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“No Easy Day” Author Agrees to Turn Over All Profits to DOD

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There’s a joke in the Special Forces community that asks, “How do you know you’re talking to a SEAL?  If you are, they would’ve already told you.”  It’s of course a good natured jab at their Navy friends, but I first heard it during a conversation about Mark Bissonnette publishing his account of the Bin Laden raid. “No Easy Day” …

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Mrgunsngear Talks Gun Durability with Battlefield Vegas

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Mrgunsngear was recently in Las Vegas and spent some time at Battlefield Vegas, one of the highest volume machine gun rental ranges in the world.  We’ve all seen plenty of videos of machine guns run at an indoor range, but that’s not what this video is.  Instead, Mike talks to the armorers about what fails on various popular guns and …

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NC Doctors Group Upset about Live Animal Training for Trauma Care- Prefer Human Patients for Training

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A doctors group with a very long name would prefer that trauma medicine trainees in NC train on human patients instead of live animals.  Somehow, they only recently found out that live animals have been a staple in trauma training since forever, providing not only the opportunity for a trainee to treat a real wound, but also providing the kind of …

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US Military Counter-Terrorism Teams on Ground in Rio

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NBC News reports that counter-terrorism teams from the US Navy and Marine Corps are in Brazil, working directly with Brazilian Federal Police and their navy to protect US athletes and spectators at the Olympics.  Larger units are on call to perform rescue operations, even at a large scale if needed. “The classified report outlines an operation that encompasses all 17 …

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Kyle Lamb Teaches Proper Pistol Reload after “Click”

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In case you are living under a rock and didn’t know, Kyle Lamb is a retired SGM, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1st SFOD-D), popularly known as Delta Force.  Ever see Blackhawk Down?  He was one of the Delta guys who flew in and dropped into the battle of the Mogadishu Mile, in addition to lots of other stuff not publicly …

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Security Theater in Europe?

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I spent last week traveling with my family throughout London and Paris, and our itinerary gave me plenty of opportunity to experience the heightened security measures in place at many of the more popular attractions in each city.  ISIS strikes once every 84 hours in Europe according to a recent estimate, so it’s only natural that British and French governments have …

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Campus Carry Now Legal in Texas

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Campus carry is now legal in Texas for permit holders 21 years and older.  The new law allows concealed carry of pistols in classrooms, buildings, and public spaces of all public colleges in the state.  Private colleges are permitted to set their own rules under the law, and it is expected that some will ban carry while others will not. …

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Mountain House Raises Taste Guarantee to 30 Years Retroactively

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Mountain House continually stores food straight out of production for testing going back 30 years.  They recently cracked open their oldest food packs and had independent tasters rate them for taste.  Though differences from newly produced equivalents were noted, all products sampled rated high for taste. “As part of OFD Foods ongoing quality programs, a multi-disciplinary team of experts tested …

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Massachusetts Attorney General Bans All Modern Sporting Rifles

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“It’s no surprise the Orlando killer chose an AR-15 style assault rifle. It’s a weapon of war, originally created for combat, and designed to kill many people in a short amount of time with incredible accuracy. It’s in the same category as weapons chosen by killers in Newtown, Aurora, and San Bernardino. These are not weapons of self-defense. They are …