The Boy Scouts of America’s Pine Tree Council, which serves roughly 10,000 Boy Scouts in 10 counties of central Maine, is now the first in the nation to incorporate the use of suppressors to mitigate noise in its firearms training.
The suppressors were donated by two manufacturers—Gemtech donated eight GM-22 rimfire suppressors, and SilencerCo donated two Salvo shotgun suppressors—along with thousands of rounds of subsonic ammunition. Sturm, Ruger & Company donated eight American Rimfire .22 rifles.
Thanks to this equipment, Boy Scouts at Camp William Hinds, in the Sebago Lakes Region, will be able to train for their rifle and shotgun merit badges with less noise than ever before. Indeed, it appears that some scouts have decided to try shooting for the first time with suppressors, because they were intimidated by the noise of un-suppressed gunfire.
Armed Citizen Rescues Woman From Attempted Murder
She had been stabbed in the abdomen. Now her estranged husband, who was drunk and enraged, had his arm around her neck and was threatening to slit her throat. Fearing it was the end, she uttered her final prayers. Those prayers were quickly answered as an armed citizen came to the rescue.
It happened around 6 p.m. in Boulder, Colo., in a parking lot of the Sacred Heart of Jesus church. A church employee was walking to his car and witnessed the whole confrontation. He also recognized the woman as a regular parishioner. When the legal concealed handgun carrier pulled out his gun and demanded the attempted murderer leave her alone, the suspect fled.
Heriberto Haro-Luna was later captured and arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault and felony menacing. The victim, who sustained serious stab wounds, was rushed to the hospital and was doing well post-surgery.
Fast & Furious Gun Used in American Terrorist Attack?
Repercussions from the Department of Justice’s failed operation, Fast and Furious, continue to be felt. This time, it potentially put American lives at stake.
Nadir Soofi was one of two terrorists killed during a May attack on the Mohammad Art Exhibit in Garland, Texas, in which a security guard was wounded. Five years earlier, Soofi purchased a 9mm handgun from the Lone Wolf Trading Co. in Phoenix, Arizona. His litany of past criminal charges should have prevented the purchase, but Lone Wolf was at the center of the federal sting operation at the time and was being encouraged to sell firearms to criminals for subsequent tracking by DOJ.
Whether that 9mm was used in the Garland attack is still to be determined. What we do know is that former Attorney General Eric Holder has yet to face any disciplinary action for his role in the deadly gun-walking travesty.