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ATF’s NIBIN helps police tie a stolen gun to a deadly 16-month-old block party shooting. The TV news piece link below chronicles new forensic intelligence recently developed about a brazen shooting – during which some 180 shots were fir…

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Engine out - the “helo” was going down. The Seal Team remained silent as they plummeted toward their death. In that darkest of hours - seconds really - one exclaimed: At least we won’t have to clean our guns tonight. Laughter broke…

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Ghost guns, PMFs, and 80-Percenters?: Things that go Bang in the Night   Recently, there has been a lot of public attention directed to the subject of “Ghost Guns” -referring to homemade guns, often assembled from a kit contai…

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“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry     W…

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Birds don’t have bosses – so how does the flock know when and where to fly? In this latest RF Factor Episode, Chris Bellavita PhD, Director of Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security sh…

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While the phrase signaled my bedtime throughout my early childhood, the origin of it is said to have taken place months before I came into this world. During the summer of 1967, tensions were high, crime was off the charts, and riots had taken place…

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Undercover operations can range from short-term “in and outs” to long-term “deeply embedded operations. Whether they are short-term or long-term, an undercover operation is an investigative technique, in which it's ok to lie about …

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Come check out Episode 12 of the RF Factor website where Frank Fernandez, a career law enforcement officer, provides some personal perspectives on how the various leadership roles he’s filled - as Deputy Police Chief, Police Chief, Public Safe…

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Where does the “buck stop” for turning up the heat on armed and violent criminals? Read this National Public Radio (NPR) broadcast reporting that: “The number of murders in the United States jumped by nearly 30% in 2020 compared t…

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Having our good friend Mike King give our show a shout out is just awesome. If you have not already done so, check out the story behind the story of Mike's latest book: She Knew No Fear: The True Story of Pioneer Jane McKetchnie Walton's Incredible …

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