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Sig Sauer has launched a commercial version of the lightweight M18 pistol that the U.S. military recently adopted.
An active-duty U.S. Marine was arrested last month when investigators say he landed in Haiti with boxes filled with guns, ammunition and body armor.
Federal prosecutors indicted Jacques Yves Sebastien Duroseau, a native of Haiti, in North Carolina last week on gun-smuggling charges. Duroseau, described in the indictment as a military firearms instructor, reportedly told investigators he brought the eight guns to the Caribbean country to teach marksmanship to the Haitian army.
A decorated former U.S. Marine-turned-gunrunner convicted in 2015 of selling firearms with obliterated serial numbers faces federal firearms charges for a second time after he allegedly bought a large amount of ammunition from a Boone County retailer.
Jonathan M. Cuney, 36, was charged in late October with a single count of felon in possession of a handgun, according to court records filed in the Western District of Missouri.
His Facebook pages are littered with photos of him brandishing guns and knives under captions such as "coming to a synagogue near you." He routinely shared disturbing right-wing memes, including one depicting a bleeding woman hanged for dating outside of her race.
And when others online challenged Fred C. Arena, an avowed white supremacist and internet troll, he boasted of past successes doxxing and haranguing a rival until the man "was ready to kill himself."
The Sutherland Springs shooter was turned away by Dick's Sporting Goods before buying his gun at Academy
AUSTIN — The man who killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs two years ago unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun from one sporting goods store before he was able, just months later, to purchase the AR-style rifle he used in the shooting from another retailer, according to his wife.
In an affidavit provided to a group of local families who are suing Academy Sports + Outdoors, Danielle Kelley wrote that her husband, Devin Kelley, tried to purchase a rifle from a Dick's Sporting Goods store in New Braunfels in late 2015. At the time, the couple lived in Colorado, where high-capacity magazines are banned, and her husband presented an ID from that state so the manager turned him away, she said.
A few months later, however, Kelley purchased a rifle at an Academy store in Selma, a San Antonio suburb, his wife explained.
As Army weapons officials near the end of a bold effort to arm close-combat units with Next Generation Squad Weapons, new details have emerged about the program's elusive 6.8mm ammo, designed to pierce enemy body armor.
The Army's long-standing effort to develop this revolutionary round, capable of taking on a sophisticated peer enemy on the battlefield, has required gunmakers to challenge design assumptions and innovate. Now that plans to develop and field the bullet are taking shape, it remains to be seen whether it will live up to its promise to transform the fight for infantrymen.
Just recently, the three gunmakers selected for the final phase of the effort have presented a much clearer picture of the three distinctly different cartridge designs. Both Army and industry officials have disclosed concrete information on the composition of the 6.8mm projectile and how gunmakers have designed their NGSW auto rifle and rifle candidates to cope with potential problems created by the new high-velocity ammunition.