The announcement that Alliant Techsystems, or ATK, had been awarded a huge contract to produce up to 450 million rounds of .40 S&W caliber jacketed hollow point ammunition for the Departments of Homeland Security (HSA) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) made gun owners nervous.

While police in Mobile, Alabama, have arrested a suspect in the beating of a white man by a group of black men, and the Mayor has asked federal authorities to investigate the attack as a hate crime, the inspiration for attack is still unclear.

The judge presiding in the case against Army Private Bradley Manning (left) has ruled that all 22 charges against him will stand, including the charge of "aiding the enemy." However, she also warned the military attorneys prosecuting the case that they must prove that Manning knew he was helping the enemy or that particular charge could be thrown out.

A black man in Chicago has admitted being so angry about the Trayvon Martin case that he robbed and beat up a white man this week. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Alton L. Hayes II and a younger accomplice battered the victim and made racially intimidating remarks.

Former Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman, who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in what he said was self-defense, was released from a Florida county jail on $150,000 bail around midnight on Sunday. In fear for his safety, Zimmerman was transferred to an undisclosed location to await trial for a charge of second-degree murder.