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Ballistic Shields Part 1: Basics and Tactics

Jake Ganor The shield is older than civilization itself and no other implement has shaped warfare to such a tremendous extent.  Shield walls and phalanx tactics are plainly visible in carvings from ancient Sumeria which date back to 2600 BC. Shield wall tactics were also used by ancient Egyptians. In Ancient Greece, all infantry tactics were built around the shield – a hoplite was not considered armed without his aspis which enabled the phalanx formations of the age – and…

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New Training Module on Ghost Guns

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) have released a new training module on privately made firearms, commonly known as ghost guns, as part of the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) Virtual Academy. Working collaboratively, ATF and BJA developed the PSP Virtual Academy Ghost Guns course to provide law enforcement with a readily accessible, on-demand, and no-cost way to gain insight into what constitutes privately made firearms and how they may be…