Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Aug 26, 2015

Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal. Police have long had what they ...

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Aug 11, 2015

Gun murder rate in Thailand on a par with United States

Rungrat Rungsuwan was manning her small shop selling trinkets on a main tourist drag on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui when she heard a series of loud bangs. “At first I thought they were firecrackers,” she said, as tourists in flip-flops and ...

Aug 3, 2015

China set to tighten export controls on some drones, computers

China is tightening controls on exports of some drones and powerful computers and will require firms to register to ensure they do not “compromise national security,” state media reported Sunday. Starting Aug. 15, manufacturers of certain powerful drones and computers will have to give ...

U.S. Marines declare Lockheed's F-35B ready for limited combat operations

Aug 1, 2015

U.S. Marines declare Lockheed's F-35B ready for limited combat operations

The U.S. Marine Corps declared its version of Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35 fighter ready for limited combat operations, a milestone for the Pentagon’s costliest weapons program. “The F-35B’s ability to conduct operations from expeditionary airstrips or sea-based carriers provides our nation with its first ...

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

Jul 27, 2015

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen’s shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead. It should be no surprise then that young children play ...

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

Jul 24, 2015

U.S. blacklists Singapore firm with links to N. Korea arms bust

ashington The Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted a Singapore-based shipping company for allegedly supporting a North Korean firm accused of illicit weapon shipments. The financial sanctions were announced against Senat Shipping Company and Senat’s president, Leonard Lai, and on a vessel, Dawnlight, in which ...

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

Jul 22, 2015

Video of teen's gun-shooting drone triggers U.S. federal investigation

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it was investigating a viral Internet video showing a home-made “drone” firing a handgun in the Connecticut countryside. The 14-second video called “Flying Gun,” which has been viewed over 2 million times, has sparked fresh debate about the ...