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TASER Inventor Jack Cover, 88, Dies

Jack Cover, an aerospace scientist who invented the Taser stun gun – a device used by thousands of law enforcement agencies to subdue unruly offenders with electrical shocks – has died. He was 88.

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TASER International Memorializes TASER Inventor Jack Cover

TASER International releases the following statement from Rick and Tom Smith, co-founders of TASER International, on the passing of John H. “Jack” Cover. Cover, the original inventor of the TASER technology, passed away at the age of 88 at his home near Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2009, due to Alzheimer’s disease and pneumonia.

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To Keep and Bear Arms

Before traveling to another state where you intend to carry off duty, do a little research and inquire about local laws regulating firearms possession on private property.

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Para USA Tactical Target Rifle

Para USA Tactical Target Rifle

One of the announcements that took me by surprise at last year's SHOT Show was that Para Ordnance, the Canadian firm best known for its line of high-capacity 1911s, was introducing a new AR-style rifle.

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Brownells Launches AR-15 Builder Website

On ar15builder.com, Brownells has combined almost 600 images of external AR-15 parts and accessories so you can mix and match parts to see exactly what your own, custom AR can look like with your selected parts installed, and you don't have to lay out any cash right now.

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SIG Introduces .380 Subcompact Pistol

Pictured is the SIG Sauer P238 Two-tone with Blackwood Grips.

SIG Sauer Inc. introduced the P238 at the recent SHOT Show trade show in Orlando. The .380  ACP pistol is specifically designed as a concealed carry or backup handgun for legally armed citizens or law enforcement professionals.

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Cop Killer Asks Mo. Supreme Court for a New Trial

A man who received the death penalty for murdering a Kirkwood, Mo., police officer asked the Missouri Supreme Court today to give him a new trial. Kevin Johnson, now 23, was convicted of first-degree murder in November 2007 for the July 2005 shooting of Kirkwood police Sgt. William McEntee, 43.

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Police Product Test: Blackhawk Hawkhook

Police Product Test: Blackhawk Hawkhook

With all of the gear we carry on our duty belts, what we don't need is yet another bulky tool to add more weight and take up more space. The Hawkhook is one piece of gear that is small but mighty.