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For a while now we have known that the ATF has had an interest in airsoft guns which they claimed could be turned into real firearms.  We discussed it extensively in the following three posts:

Well it looks like our “calling out” of the ATF to prove their case, finally got a response.  The results are what I expected, but hoped would not be the case.

The ATF response letter, dated May 19, 2010 (Click to enlarge):

I know nothing about airsoft rifles at all, but the letter is apparently regarding the JG M4 airsoft rifle (a copy of the Western Arms M4 GBB design). I am not sure if the WE TTI M4 shipment that was confiscated in Tacoma is still under investigation.

What does this letter mean for the (thousands of?) American kids who own these airsoft rifles? My guess is that if they do not destroy them immediately they will be violating federal law and their parents who are responsible for them could face long prison sentences, and/or substantial fines.

How are the majority of the owners of these airsoft rifles even going to find out that they are in violation of federal law? Who knows…

Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.  Why was this not decided as soon as the first shipment of these airsoft rifles hit our shores? Making people into criminals after the fact is not fair.

What do you guys think?

Hat Tip: ArniesAirsoft via Tim

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Chicago’s rising homicide rate spiked on Tuesday with a murder-suicide that left three people dead and three more bodies found in a car.  Police Supt. Jody Weis knows that he will ultimately find himself on the hotseat for the surge. But, he’s got a new defense.   He’s creating a new category of “indoor” homicides — and downplaying what police can do about them…“Those homicides that are outdoors — the ones that I do believe we have a good possibility of preventing — we’re around 98 homicides for Chicago outdoors. That’s as low as it’s ever been, except for 2007, when I believe we had 97 homicides outdoors as of this date,” he said.

Full Story – HERE

Interesting way to deflate the numbers. I wonder how he can even pitch that with a straight face?

As you can see, I’m in a photoshop mood tonight.

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Looking through the MSNBC Guinness Book Of Records anniversary photos today, I came across one that oozed both awesomeness and tacticalness… #26:

Naturally I had to see more, so I checked YouTube…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNRc_d07UDw[/youtube]

Seeing it rip through the house, and out into the snow is absolutely incredible!

Can you imagine the look on a bad guys’ face when one of those cruises through the door and is staring them down.

PAV Badger homepage at Howe & Howe Technologies – HERE

I wonder what the specs on the armor are?

I am curious to also know the price on one of these… Not that they would be available for non L.E. purchase anyway.

I want EVERYTHING that Howe & Howe makes!  If you get a chance check out the page for the Mini Rip, which is actually available to consumers.  Bad news is that it’s $55000

AND NOW….

Some of the less impressive “records”:

  • Longest distance for a person pulled by a horse while being on fire (#28)
  • Most eggs crushed with head in one minute (#33)

I could go on and on… but those two in the 52 picture set take the cake as far as stupidity goes.

I don’t know how you set up a meeting with a representative from the Guinness book (besides going on one of those TV shows), but I’m pretty confident that I could beat a number of those useless records with very little practice or expense. I don’t really know what I would have to gain from that though, besides most of my friends and family being embarrassed they know me.

Seeing as the criteria to get into the book seems to be pretty loose, I should motion to get entry for a new record… “Most compulsive checks for new stories to blog about in one day” or “Most time spent thinking about guns in one day”

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I’d love to know the back story on this:

Priceless… I love how the one cop has a huge grin on his face and is doing a face palm… and the other one seems to be smirking holding in laughter.

Hat Tip: JP

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The combination of television, the internet, and law enforcement is very powerful:

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW3JGUBtgUg[/youtube]

I was kind of surprised to find out they only have caught 17 guys off the FBI’s most wanted list since 1988.  I supposed those guys are the worst of the worse though, cause he goes on to say they caught thousands more criminals.

Really neat how the advances in technology are flushing some of the scumbags out.

Do any of you guys that are in law enforcement have any stories to share about how the internet helped you catch a bad guy?

Hat Tip: Simon from Bloggasm (clever name for a blog!)

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For those of you that were a fan of the previous Winchester Ranger Ammo Comparison.  Here is a similar comparison chart for Speer Gold Dot ammunition:

Readable Full resolution copy available – HERE
(Save as… to download and view)

Both charts are definitely worth taking into consideration when choosing you’re carry ammunition.

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