Are remote-firing gun drones legal?


Here's a new second-amendment thing for America to fight about: drones equipped with remote-controlled firearms! Is it legal? Is it stupid?

"This is as stupid as loading a gun, getting it ready to fire, and handing it to your dog," says one attorney specializing in firearms law. Which isn't, of course, to say that its illegal.

The video above depicts the device—a handgun mounted on a quadcopter—shown to Hopes and Fears' panel of experts. It might not be very accurate, but hey: who needs accuracy if the target's a crowd? (Previously.) Read the rest

Bill would close South Carolina "gun law loophole" that let shooter own firearm


A "clerical error" allowed Charleston spree killer Dylann Roof's purchase of a firearm. Rep. James Clyburn wants the loophole that permitted this closed off.

Clyburn's (D-South Carolina) bill aims to end the "default proceed" rule. The rule currently allows federally licensed firearms dealers who have initiated a background check to sell the firearm if they have not been notified by the FBI within three business days whether or not the sale of a firearm to a certain individual would violate federal laws.

In other words, as it stands, if a background check isn't completed within a certain period, 'lil Anton Chigurh gets a gun. Read the rest

Gun Dog: “Part dog, part gun, all cop!”

It's rather a long way to go for this shot, but what a shot it is.

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies on guns and gun control


"Protection? What the fuck are you talking about? You have guns because you like guns." [NSFW. video link]

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Guns don't kill criminals as often as criminals use guns to kill innocent people


There is one justifiable use of a privately owned gun to kill a criminal for every 34 murders committed with a firearm in America. Looking at the horrible gun death statistics recently shared by the Violence Policy Center, I can only shake my head and wonder what it'll take to reform America's love of guns. Read the rest

Uber bans guns


The taxi-ish service has forbidden drivers and customers from carrying firearms. Read the rest

Unbelievable boy's toy gun ad from 1964: “Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army)”

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TV ads for kids' toy weapons like this 1964 spot for “Johnny Seven OMA (One Man Army)” were so much more barbaric in the 1960s--but gun violence numbers in America were lower back then. Read the rest

Texas plans to loosen gun laws proceed


Investigators still aren't clear on the details of what went down over the weekend between biker gangs in Waco, Texas, that killed 9, but politicians know what needs to be done: more guns!

On Monday, deliberations over a bill that would allow for the open carrying of handguns in Texas went on as scheduled in the state’s Senate. Lawmakers offered support for the measure, which has already passed Texas House. “This bill does not have anything to do with what went on yesterday," a state senator remarked. This sentiment was echoed by others, including Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who told the AP on Monday: "The shootout occurred when we don't have open carry, so obviously the current laws didn't stop anything like that.”

Dont mess with Texas: please mop up the blood. Read the rest

Explore the world's most dangerous countries at Homicide Monitor

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A gorgeous interactive website shows where all the murders are. The US is mysteriously worse than the rest of the developed world—it's almost as if something lethal was just lying around everywhere waiting for someone to get angry. Read the rest

HOWTO make headphones out of old bullets

Got some extra .40 cal casings kicking around and want to cosplay the scene in the Dark Tower books where the gunslingers stick bullets in their ears to block out the siren call of the "thinny?" Read the rest

The 17 states where guns kill more people than cars do


Motor vehicle deaths continue to drop in the US this century. Firearm deaths continue to rise. If the CDC's WISQARS data holds its path since 2013, guns will soon be America's top killing machine. The 17 states (and one district) in order are: Read the rest

8-bit photo gun made from a Game Boy and a thermal printer

Stick a thermal printer, a Game Boy and a camera into an Arduino-controlled gizmo and you've got ::vtol::'s 8-bit instant photo gun. Read the rest

Defensive gun ownership is a farce

The story that gun owners defend themselves in numbers large enough to justify the tragic number of accidental gun deaths is pure fantasy.

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Cops cancel "let us search your house for guns" program

Police in Beloit, WI planned to fight gun-violence by asking citizens to let them come into their houses and search for guns, but not many people were interested in this offer. Read the rest

What military gear did the Pentagon give to America's cops?

Michael from Muckrock says, "After months of legal wrangling, MuckRock has finally received the complete list of military gear given to local police departments under the Pentagon's 1033 program, including bomb disposal robots, infrared gun sights, small aircraft and rocket launchers." Read the rest

Retro raygun coffee mug

The 12 oz, dishwasher/microwave safe Retro Raygun Rocket Mug is $9.72 and ships worldwide. (via Geeks Are Sexy) Read the rest

Death ray free to a good home

An ad on the Gumtree notice-board site offers up "Simon Hackett's Internode Death Ray" -- a TV ad prop -- free to a good home in South Australia. Read the rest

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