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Lawmaker: Let SEALs Keep Their Combat Rifles

SEALs are made to 'share' their customized weapons after deployment ends

(Newser) - The tip of the spear may be losing its edge. Navy SEAL teams don't have enough combat rifles to go around, even as these highly trained forces are relied on more than ever to carry out counterterrorism operations and other secretive missions, according to SEALs who have confided in... More »

Guy Walks 46 Miles in Minus-35 Cold

'He had been drinking,' says Alaska police officer

(Newser) - An Alaska man who attempted to walk 50 miles between two villages at 35 below zero was found in good shape 4 miles from his goal by searchers called by his family. Lawrence James, 52, wore heavy winter gear and carried water and a .22-caliber rifle. He walked nonstop for... More »

Mysterious 132-Year-Old Rifle Found in National Park

Who left the Winchester Model 1873 in Great Basin National Park?

(Newser) - It was "the gun that won the West"—and it may have been leaning against a tree for more than a century. While surveying Nevada's Great Basin National Park in November, an archaeological crew spotted a Winchester Model 1873 in the woods. It was a lucky sighting:... More »

Man With Loaded Rifle in Luggage Arrested at JFK

Bag had defaced rifle, 2 handguns

(Newser) - A Tennessee man has been arrested at New York's Kennedy International Airport after checking luggage containing a loaded, defaced rifle and other firearms, authorities say. Keenan Draughon was caught this morning trying to board a flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, after Port Authority of New York and New Jersey... More »

Man Shoots Friend —at His Request

24-year-old wanted to know what being shot feels like

(Newser) - A good friend has your back—and your leg? That was apparently the case in northern New York, where authorities say a man shot his friend in the leg with a rifle because said friend wanted to know what it feels like to be shot. State police say the shooting... More »

False Alarm: Student's 'Rifle' Actually Umbrella

Rochester Institute of Technology lifts lockdown

(Newser) - Looks like the campus lockdown wasn't necessary after all. After a bus driver reported a gun-toting student at Rochester Institute of Technology, police rapidly directed students and staff to stay inside and bolt doors. But within an hour, officials had spoken to the student—a freshman photographer—to learn... More »

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