The Bug-A-Salt 2.0 fires common table salt at house flies. It is much more fun, and effective, than a flyswatter.
A 41-year-old woman was bike riding across a field in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany when she felt a sharp pain in her breast. Turns out, she had ridden through a boar hunt and a stray bullet bounced off the underwire of her bra. Read the rest
The $13,000 Trackingpoint sniper rifle is vulnerable to wifi-based attacks that allow your adversary to redirect bullets to new targets of their choosing. Read the rest
"Due to the nature of the call, armed officers were sent to the scene," a police spokesperson told getSurrey. "The police helicopter was also deployed. A search was carried out and a man was located in the area. Officers established that he was in fact carrying two didgeridoos and the incident was closed." Read the rest
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
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
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
The taxi-ish service has forbidden drivers and customers from carrying firearms. Read the rest
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
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