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St. Louis Police Board Nixes Gun Buyback Program with Tie Vote

November 20, 2008
Board President Chris Goodson said he was against the idea because last year's buyback didn't prevent this year's rising murder rate. "I'm trying to understand what the benefit is," he told Isom. "If it's to reduce crime, it doesn't seem to have an effect."

Discounts Available for TREXPO West 2009 Travel Arrangements

November 13, 2008
TREXPO West 2009 attendees are eligible for special discounts on travel to the tactical show and conference, March 31–April 3, 2009 in Long Beach, California.

Harlem Gun Buyback Program Nets 744 Firearms

October 31, 2008
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said New Yorkers set a new record for guns surrendered in one day when they carted 744 revolvers, semiautomatic pistols, sawed-off shotguns, assault weapons and rifles into the houses of worship.

TREXPO West Registration Now Open

October 23, 2008
TREXPO West registration is now open. The tactical conference and trade show will take place in Long Beach, Calif., Mar. 31–Apr. 3, 2009. And because these days it's all about saving and getting more for your dollar, registration fees will remain the same as last year.

San Antonio PD Restricts Use of TASERs

October 16, 2008
Officers now are prohibited from using the weapons against anyone “known to be under the influence of drugs,” and no more than one officer at a time should use a Taser against a person, according to the new policy.

Savage Range Systems Awarded Patent

October 16, 2008
Savage Range Systems—manufacturers of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, bullet traps, target systems, and shoot houses—has been awarded U.S. Patent Number 7,434,811 for its Air Barrier System (ABS).

New Educational Program Addresses IED Response

October 12, 2008
Emergency Film Group of Edgartown, MA has produced “IEDs & VBIEDs,” a training program for police, firefighters, rescue personnel, EMS, emergency management, security personnel and others who may be involved in an incident that involves such weapons.

Albuquerque Officer Killed in Home Shotgun Accident

September 26, 2008
Lt. Todd Parkins, 38, was killed Wednesday when his shotgun accidentally went off inside his Cedar Crest home. He was standing near his wife and one of his sons when the gun went off.

South Carolina Police to Buy Practice Ammo with Donation

September 11, 2008
A Wal-Mart in West Columbia, S.C., donated $1,000 to the West Columbia Police Department for the purchase of practice ammunition for the department's Special Operation and Response Team, a news release said.

Brits Develop Method for Lifting Prints from Wiped Cartridge Casings

September 5, 2008
Authorities in Britain and the United States used the method to re-open three cold cases, including a U.S. double murder that police are now optimistic of solving, said John Bond, the physicist who developed the technique. 
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