Fairfax, VA –-(Ammoland.com)- This week, the Oklahoma Senate concurred on constitutional carry legislation, Senate Bill 1212. This important self-defense legislation will now head to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin where it will await her signature.
Please contact Governor Fallin and strongly urge her to sign Senate Bill 1212 into law.
Senate Bill 1212, as amended, would recognize the rights of law-abiding Oklahoma residents to carry a firearm for self-defense without having to first obtain a government mandated license to do so. For more information about Senate Bill 1212, click here.
Special thanks to Senator Nathan Dahm for his strong effort in passing Senate Bill 1212. Again, please contact Governor Mary Fallin at 405-521-2342 and strongly urge her to sign Senate Bill 1212 into law.
About: Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the “lobbying” arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Visit: www.nra.org
Combination Brings Together Two Leading Public Safety Camera and Digital Evidence Management Solutions Providers. Safariland to Become the Preferred Holster Provider for Axon’s TASER Conducted Electric Weapons.
ONTARIO, California –-(Ammoland.com)-The Safariland Group (“Safariland” or “Company”) the parent company of VIEVU, a leader in body-worn camera and video evidence management, today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement with Axon Enterprise, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAXN) (“Axon”) under which Axon will acquire VIEVU. As part of the agreement, Safariland and Axon entered into a 10-year agreement under which Safariland will become the preferred holster provider for Axon’s TASER Conducted Electric Weapons (CEW).
“Today marks an important milestone in Safariland’s 54-year history of innovation and quality as we continue to deliver on our pledge to support first responders and the communities they serve,” said Warren Kanders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Safariland. “The integration of VIEVU’s digital evidence management solutions with Axon’s suite of products and services will create an even stronger portfolio of best-in-class products to better serve customers and safeguard those who dedicate their lives to protecting others.”
Kanders continued, “We are pleased that Axon shares Safariland’s commitment to innovation and to delivering leading products for public safety professionals, and very excited to leverage our expertise in holsters and duty gear into becoming the preferred holster provider for TASER CEWs. This transaction enables Safariland to focus our resources where they will deliver the greatest value to all our stakeholders. Safariland remains committed to continuing to develop innovative, technologically advanced products across our premier group of brands to save lives and keep our communities safe.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Safariland, a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, acquired VIEVU in 2015.
VIEVU® is a leading provider of body-worn camera and video technologies, providing secure, high-quality video cameras for law enforcement, security, emergency medical services, and first responders. VIEVU Solution, the company’s next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system, is built on Microsoft® Azure Government cloud, the first enterprise cloud compliant with the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standards. VIEVU was the first provider of body-worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, a highly advanced redaction tool built to automatically blur faces and objects recorded on body-worn cameras, without user involvement, in order to protect the privacy and identity of victims, innocent bystanders, minors and undercover police officers. Built on police experience, VIEVU technology is used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries. For information please visit www.vievu.com.
About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a broad range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, Safariland® Armor, Safariland® VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, PROTECH® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.
For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit www.safariland.com. Axon and TASER are trademarks of Axon Enterprise, Inc., which are registered in the US and other countries. For more information, visit www.axon.com/legal. All rights reserved.
The Connecticut Supreme court vacated the murder conviction of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel on Friday, ordering a new trial for the defendant accused of killing Martha Moxley in 1975. But experts say the case might not be brought up again.
In a 4-3 decision, the court determined that Skakel’s defense attorney, Michael Sherman, failed to present evidence of his client’s possible alibi in an earlier conviction.
Originally convicted in 2002, Skakel has been free since 2014 while the court has considered his latest appeal, and is expected to remain free permanently — unless prosecutors decide to retry him in the case from 43 years ago. Legal experts say that’s unlikely, given that the evidence is several decades old.
Martha Moxley’s mother, Dorothy, believes Skakel is guilty and has spend half of her nearly 86 years on earth waiting for justice in her child’s murder. She said, “I really thought he would go back to jail because it seemed so simple, so obvious to me. I have no doubts at all that Michael Skakel is the one who murdered my daughter.”
Justice Carmen Espinosa wrote a scathing decent in Friday’s court decision, a statement which she said was intended to “highlight the continued and disturbing practice…of certain justices of this court ignoring the law and fabricating facts in order to reach their desired result.”
She added, “There are thousands of convicted criminals languishing in Connecticut’s prisons, approximately two-thirds of whom are either African-American or Hispanic, who would undoubtedly be thrilled to receive such special treatment…Unfortunately for them, the vast majority do not share the petitioner’s financial resources, social standing, ethnicity or connections to a political dynasty.”
Espinosa is a former prosecutor.
The murder of Martha Moxley occurred in late October in 1975. Her body was found stabbed and bludgeoned — the suspected murder weapon, a broken golf club, was lying nearby. The golf club was traced by police to belong to the collection of the nearby Skakel family; 17-year-old Thomas Skakel of the household, was the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy’s widow, Ethel Skakel Kennedy.
No physical evidence links Michael Skakel to the crime, and in 2016, a defense attorney for Skakel said the perpetrator was most likely Thomas Skakel, the brother of the accused. Michael Skakel’s former conviction was based on erratic behavior by the defendant, along with incriminating statements revealed from testimony.
Dorothy Moxley’s son, John, expressed his disappointment with Friday’s ruling, saying, “I don’t know what the next steps are. My mom is getting older. I just don’t think she has the strength to go through with this.”
In reference to Skakel, he added, “He’ll be in jail the rest of his life. He may not be physically in jail. He may be walking the streets, but he’ll be in hell at some point.”
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CBS recently reported, citing the leader of the controversial group, that the US had halted the White Helmets’ funding, which amounted to a third of the group’s budget. The Russian Defense Ministry has suggested it may be connected with the recent massive exposure of the White Helmets’ provocations and fake videos.
The UK Foreign Office has commented on recent statements by Czech President Milos Zeman, citing intelligence reports, that a small amount of the A230 toxin, similar to Novichok, was produced at the Czech Defense Ministry’s Research Institute in 2017 and then destroyed.
Tel Aviv doesn’t want any conflict or tensions with Russia, the country’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with the Russian newspaper Kommersant, adding that the two countries have had good partnership relations.