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Arms Dealer Charged with Conspiracy to Provide SAMs to Terrorists

March 11, 2008
Michael J. Garcia, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michele M. Leonhart, the acting administrator of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), announced today the unsealing of charges against Viktor Bout, an international arms dealer, and his associate Andrew Smulian for conspiring to sell millions of dollars worth of weapons to the Colombia-based FARC terrorist group. Bout was arrested by Thai authorities in Bangkok.

S.C. Sheriff's Department Armored Vehicle with Belt-Fed Machine Gun

March 6, 2008
The Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff's Department has acquired an armored personnel carrier complete with a turret-mounted .50-caliber belt-fed machine gun for its Special Response Team.

Charlotte Officer Wounded in Shooting

February 29, 2008
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SWAT came under fire Wednesday as they served an arrest warrant in a north Charlotte home. An officer and a suspect were wounded in the gunfight. A Salvadorian illegal immigrant and his brother were charged and arrested.

Missouri City Council Shooter Used Stolen Gun

February 28, 2008
Authorities say the .44 caliber handgun used by Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton to kill Kirkwood, Mo., police Sgt. William Biggs may have been stolen. After killing Biggs, Thornton took the officer's .40 S&W duty weapon and used both to open fire on the St. Louis suburb's city council. Four people, including another officer, were killed in the Feb. 7 shooting before Thornton was shot and killed by police.

Gunman's Brother Offers Condolences to Downed LAPD SWAT Officer's Family

February 20, 2008
Wilfredo Rivera doesn't know why his brother shot and killed LAPD SWAT Officer Randal Simmons after first killing three family members, but he offered his condolences to the officer's family yesterday.

TASER International Announces Three More Product Liability Lawsuits Dismissals

February 14, 2008
TASER International announced the dismissal with prejudice of the wrongful death product liability lawsuits filed against TASER International in the following cases: Fernandez v. TASER International, Inc., et al.; LeBlanc v. TASER International, Inc., et al. filed; and Moreno, et al. v. TASER.

LAPD SWAT Officer Killed in Shootout

February 7, 2008
The incident began about 9 p.m. Wednesday after a man called a 911 operator and said he had killed three people at a home in the San Fernando Valley. LAPD patrol officers and LAPD SWAT responded, setting up containment on the home.

TASER and Mossberg to Produce Dedicated Less-Lethal Shotgun

February 1, 2008
TASER International announced today that it will debut the new TASER X12 LLS Mossberg shotgun during the 2008 SHOT Show in Las Vegas to be held February 2-5, 2008.

Court Security Breached in Suburban Atlanta

February 1, 2008
A court employee entered the Gwinnett (Ga.) Justice and Administration Center earlier this week with a gun in her handbag.

N.C. Trooper Saves Life of Female Motorist

February 1, 2008
North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper J.L. Thorpe is being credited with saving the life of a female motorist following a single-car accident.
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