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The United States has the highest numbers of personally owned guns and the highest death rate from gun violence. Countries with the least ... And I call on our Congressman and senators to pass legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of military style assault weapons. Congressman Jason Lewis ...

He suggested he would favor expanding background check laws to cover private gun sales; banning so-called bump stocks that make semi-automatic weapons fire bullets faster; and outlawing assault weapons like the AR-15 that was reportedly used in the Florida massacre. "Common sense guns laws ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with civil manufacturing companies, not arms manufacturers, at the 2018 Munich Security Conference. ... He pointed out the spending of the U.S. and Russia on weapons, "while people there are in actual need, in a physical need - whether in the U.S. or outside, ...
A prominent Republican political donor demanded on Saturday that the party pass legislation to restrict access to guns, and vowed not to contribute to any candidates or electioneering groups that did not support a ban on the sale of military-style firearms to civilians. Al Hoffman Jr., a Florida-based real ...
There need to be checks and in a school a search of people. The most important thing is control," he said. He said Russia had already taken steps to safeguard students. "These measures have already been taken in all schools, there is search and control, we don't have the free sale of weapons in shops ...

Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explaining that he will no longer prevent U.S. arms sales from flowing to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is on board with the move, according to a letter ...
Five of the six deadliest mass shootings of the past six years in the United States. In each of them, the gunman ... The carnage in Florida on Wednesday that left at least 17 dead seemed to confirm that the rifle and its variants have also become the weapons of choice for mass killers. It is not hard to see why.
The United States is poised to let Persian gulf nations resume buying American-made lethal weapons after a key U.S. senator said he would stop blocking the sales, even though the Qatar diplomatic crisis that prompted the freeze is no closer to being resolved. Last year, Senate Foreign Relations ...
Bob Corker, R-Tenn., is reopening U.S. arms sales to Gulf Cooperation Council member states, which he levied to pressure a resolution with Qatar. ... "Given that weapons sales are part of our security cooperation with these states, I am lifting my blanket hold on sales of lethal military equipment to the GCC ...
"Not only does LEAD provide materiel readiness to the U.S. armed forces, but we do the same for many U.S. allies as well," said depot Commander Col. ... the Hawk (Homing All the Way Killer) missile defense systems, then in 1985 became the first foreign military sales partner for the U.S. Patriot system.
The Trump Administration is pushing to expand US arms sales abroad, drafting diplomats to promote US weapons makers. The push is on display this month at Asia's biggest airshow. Critics have said such expanded sales may fuel violence and that more deals won't necessarily translate into more jobs in ...
The new rules would transfer the oversight for the U.S. to sell some weapons like rifles and shotguns, as well as the ammunition for them, from the State Department to the commerce Department, which some experts and officials say is far less prepared than its internationally oriented counterpart to vet ...
Included in this package are 100 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II Plus Extended Range (ER) Grade B Surface-Launched Missiles, 12 RGM-84L-4 Harpoon Block II Grade B Surface-Launched Missiles, 12 RGM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ ER Grade B Surface-Launched Upgrade Kits, four RTM-84L-4 Harpoon ...
The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Monday she would be promoting American weaponry at the largest air show in Asia, where China's ... China has shipped weapons to countries like The Philippines, which once decried China's maritime claims but has recently drawn closer to Beijing.
The United States has banned the export of weapons to South Sudan and has urged other nations and the UN to adopt a global arms embargo. It is a largely symbolic move, as the US does not export arms to South Sudan. But the move prevents any US company or citizen from offering defence services to the country.
How well founded is that confidence in Australia's ability to control where defence industry exports end up? Daniel Mahanty is from the Center for Civilians in Conflict in Washington DC, and spent 16 years in the US State Department working on integrating human rights into US security assistance and arms ...

The visit to Jakarta last week by US Defense Secretary James Mattis is another sign of this narrowing scope. The visit highlighted counterterrorism, arms sales, Indonesian army Special Forces (Kopassus) training, and maritime security cooperation (including over the South China Sea and the Sulu sea).
5G will form both a "defensive perimeter" protecting US information against cyber attacks or involvement by malicious state Actors while also enabling the .... Also citing the artificial intelligence (AI) "arms race", the alleged US government memo continues that China is similarly on the verge of winning in this ...
In unusually harsh terms, he accused Moscow of violating the 2013 accord brokered with the U.S. to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stocks and the international treaty that bans such arms. He also said Moscow was ultimately responsible for every chemical weapons attack in Syria since it became ...
Despite strong congressional backing, President Barack Obama decided not to authorize the US government sale or financing of lethal weapons to Ukraine. ... During the Obama administration, direct commercial sales of small shipments of lethal arms to Ukraine were reviewed, approved, and licensed on a ...
The Russian Defense Ministry said earlier this week that it would sell six Sukhoi SU-30 planes to Burma, also known as Myanmar, according to Russian state media. Russia's state-run RIA Novosti ... The United States previously urged countries to suspend arms sales to Burma in response to the crackdown.
There are two parts to Defense Secretary James Mattis's trip to the Far East this week to woo countries away from Russia and China: charm and arms. ... to make it easier to sell to foreign countries and an aggressive sales pitch overseas to buy from the U.S., already the world's largest weapons exporter.
The German government has fired back at critics of its arms export policies, insisting that it takes great care not to approve the sale of weapons to ... 24, 2018 show Germany's centrist coalition approved more weapons exports over the past four years, fueling debate over the country's weapons sale policy.
Trump's personal involvement in defense sales also hasn't gone unnoticed, whether touting $350 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia last May or ... Arment said direct arms sales from U.S. defense companies to foreign countries "can have a higher margin" than going through Washington's Foreign Military ...
North Korea could potentially start a nuclear arms race by selling its technological know-how to other countries -- and do so secretly. ... It's a bleak picture: A world possibly full of more usable missiles and nuclear weapons, rather than fewer, thanks to North Korea -- and the US may be somewhat ...
The Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine weapons supplies for Syrian rebels reached the Islamic State and al-Qaeda for instance, and Mr. Trump has ordered the discontinuation of the programme. So, overall, the President is pushing for a liberalisation of U.S. arms sales to partner countries, guided ...
The arms sale may also reflect closer military cooperation between the United States and Mexico, with the latter being especially sensitive given that American ... national security, then U.S. arms sales should be aimed at the gravest threats to Mexico--which are not nuclear submarines and guided missiles.
The weapons agency insisted that India could make its own, similar missiles, although these are only in the first stages of development. But after the deal with Israel was scrapped, the Indian army resumed its advocacy for the agreement with Rafael, saying that only the Israeli manufacturer could meet its ...
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle has reported that only in the third financial quarter of 2017 German arms sale to Saudi Arabia accounted for US$550 million. Berlin's decision will also affect arms sales to the United Arab Emirates, UAE, one of the most instrumental forces in the Saudi war against ...
United Nations, United States -- Iran has violated a UN arms embargo by failing to block supplies to Yemen's Houthi rebels of ballistic missiles that were fired at Saudi Arabia, a UN panel of experts says, bolstering US and Saudi claims of Tehran's military involvement in Yemen. The report seen by AFP ...
... make it easier to sell jets, drones, and other weapons of war all around the globe, including selling them to countries that are known abusers of basic human rights. The change in rules is allegedly an attempt to "create more jobs" in the United States, but it is really just a huge payday for the arms industry ...
Airbus said on Saturday it had been ordered to pay €104 million (US$126 million) in fines over a missile sale to Taiwan in 1992, the latest French company to reach a settlement over disputes arising from one of the country's biggest ever arms sales. The scandal around French arms sales to the island in the ...
While it is common knowledge that the United States plays a big role in the global arms trade, the numbers are still quite astounding. Of the top ten companies by sales, firms based in the U.S. make up seven of them. That includes the clear #1, Lockheed Martin, which had $40.8 billion in arms-related sales ...
Trump's affinity for promoting foreign military sales has been well documented over the course of his presidency but his latest remarks have raised some eyebrows due to one glaring ... With a $400 billion price tag that is double the original budget, the F-35 is the most expensive weapons program in history.
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles to Japan. The potential $133.3m FMS was requested by the government of Japan and has been approved by the US State Department.
The State Department plans to sell Japan more than $133 million worth of missiles and equipment to push back against North Korea's "provocative ... A State Department official said in a statement that the sale will also "contribute to the foreign policy and national security interests of the United States by ...
While the US government has long openly made increasing arms sales a priority, it's also gotten a reckless amount of US arms into the hands of warring parties worldwide. Making officials de facto salesmen is likely to make it even harder for such officials to be expected to restrict the use of those arms in the ...
A new Utah law aimed at slowing the destruction of guns seized by police is making it easier to sell the firearms instead. ... The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reported Monday the law requires the state to contract with a licensed gun dealer to accept weapons from police and re-sell them on the open market.
"There's a lot of noise around the U.S. approving Javelin sales to Ukraine, but there are *already* American-made lethal weapons on the front lines of the ... As UNIAN reported earlier, the United States will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities," the State Department said on December 22, ...
... asks U.S. diplomats and military attaches to provide additional support to increase American arms sales. According to Reuters, Trump as soon as February may reveal a "whole-of-government" approach to reduce export regulations placed on countries that buy American-made weapons such as drones, ...
As China's economic clout in Ukraine grows, it could mean a loss of U.S. influence, some experts say, possibly even playing to Moscow's advantage. ... of President Donald Trump had approved a Javelin weapons package for Ukraine reportedly worth $47 million, comprising 210 anti-tank missiles and 35 ...
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has notified Congress of a possible foreign military sale (FMS) of RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, Block II rolling airframe missile (RAM) tactical missiles and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight torpedoes to Mexico. The potential FMS has ...
The Trump Administration is looking to loosen restrictions on U.S. arms sales as part of a new "Buy American" plan focused on drumming up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the country's weapons industry. President Donald Trump is expected to announce an effort to ease export rules on ...
WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. state Department announced Friday that it was determined to approve a new military sale to Mexico. The sale list included RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, Block II Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) tactical missiles and MK 54 Mod 0 lightweight ...
The US State Department said on Friday the United States will provide Ukraine with "enhanced defensive capabilities" as the country battles ... by The Associated Press, the new weapons, if approved by the US Congress, include American-made Javelin anti-tank missiles that Ukraine has long sought to ...
The United States will sell anti-tank missiles and other weapons to Ukraine, the State Department announced Friday, a change from past practice of providing only military training while permitting small arms sales. The new arrangement is intended to give Ukraine "enhanced defensive capabilities," a State ...
U.S. arms are on sale at Asia's largest aerospace and defense event, the Singapore Airshow, this week, per the AP. The U.S. is urging Asian countries to purchase F-35 fighter jets, two of which debuted at the airshow Tuesday. Why it matters: Beijing and Washington have been accusing one another of a military buildup in ...
The U.S. state Department has approved a potential sale of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles to Japan for an estimated cost of $133.3 million, according to a January 8 ... DSCA is the lead agency within the U.S. Department of Defense responsible for arms sales to U.S. allies and partner nations.
soldiers from the Japan Air Self-Defense Force set up PAC-3 surface-to-air missile launch systems during a temporary deployment drill at Yokota Air Base, the United States Air Force base in Fussa, in western Tokyo, on August 29, 2017. The U.S. approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan.


 

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