All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘guns’

Uber Just Banned Guns

Uber Just Banned Guns

Uber just banned guns. In a reversal, Uber has just put a policy in place that prohibits the carrying of firearms by both drivers and passengers during any ride arranged via the Uber app. Uber threatens bans for those caught violating the new rule. Here’s the new policy, via Uber’s Legal page: We seek to ensure that everyone using the …

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Phil Robertson Uses Bible and Gun in Congressional Campaign Ad

Phil Robertson is campaigning, not for himself, but for kin. Robertson’s nephew, Zach Dasher, is running to unseat Republican Representative Vance McAllister from Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District. This is significant because Phil supported McAllister last time he ran. If the name “Vance McAllister” sounds familiar, that’s probably because McAllister has earned himself a nickname since he took office: The Kissing …

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Arizona Shooting Range Instructor Shot By 9-Year-Old; Should Kids Be Allowed to Handle Guns?

A shooting range instructor from Arizona died on Monday after being shot accidentally by his 9-year-old student. Charles Vacca was training the girl to use an Uzi. In a time when many lawmakers are trying to tighten gun control measures, this accidental shooting has a lot of people questioning whether young children should be allowed to use guns. Vacca was …

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Bill & Melinda Gates Donate $1M to Gun Control Initiative

Bill and Melinda Gates have both offered up $500,000 to The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, “a coalition of concerned citizens and organizations working together to forge commonsense solutions to reduce gun violence.” The main common sense solution that alliance is fighting for is to make background checks mandatory for private sellers – for example those operating at gun shows …

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We Need to Talk About the TSA’s Batsh*t Insane Instagram Account

No, I don’t want to talk about how you feel about the TSA. I know the TSA harasses old ladies and makes cute little children cry. I know the TSA probably touched your wiener one time and you really hated it. I know the TSA is a constant reminder of the US’ heavy-handed and short-sighted response to the terrible events …

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‘Guns for the Blind’ Video Even Too Much for the NRA

For about three days, an official NRA website featured a video wherein a contributor offered a two-minute argument for arming the blind. NRA News, a website under the NRA umbrella, has a section of ‘commentator’ videos – described by the NRA as “opinions on the hottest issues of the moment.” Dom Raso, Navy SEAL and one of seven listed contributors, …

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Target Politely Requests You Leave Your Guns at Home

Target would be ever so grateful if you left your firearms at home before shopping for home goods. “As you’ve likely seen in the media, there has been a debate about whether guests in communities that permit “open carry” should be allowed to bring firearms into Target stores. Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, …

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Lone Ranger Pistol Now in Wyoming Museum

Last year’s The Lone Ranger movie may have been a disaster with both critics and audiences, but the legend of the masked hero still lives on. Now people in Wyoming will get to see a piece of that legend as the Lone Ranger’s pistol has made its way to a Cody, Wyoming museum. According to a Powell Tribune report, the …

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Guy Who Shot Texting Moviegoer Was Also Texting

Back in January, 71-year-old Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a crowded movie theater during a screening of Lone Survivor. Reeves shot Oulson after an altercation the sprang from the latter texting in the theater and refusing to stop. According to Oulson’s wife, who was non-fatally shot, they were simply texting a babysitter about their 3-year-old daughter. Reeves …

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North Carolinian Hunter Kills 500lb Hog

Every now and then our inner child jumps around like a relapsing drug addict on planet cocaine when the news showcases a wild beast like Big Foot or the Mothman that ‘proves’ to us that monsters DO exist and reality is truly stranger than fiction. Unfortunately, a lot of the times, we grow up, we learn then that news is …

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George Zimmerman Signs Autographs At Gun Show

A simple Google search of Zimmerman and it seems like no action of his ever goes unreported. Recent headlines include an announced but later cancelled boxing match with rapper DMX to assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. In case you’ve forgotten, George Zimmerman is the 31-year-old American originally known for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin on February 26th, 2012 in Sanford, Florida. Once …

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Facebook Gets Tougher On Gun Sales

Facebook has come under fire recently for enabling users to buy and sell firearms illegally. Now, the company has announced some new efforts to try and crack down on it. Will Facebook’s efforts make a difference? Do they go far enough? Too far? Let us know what you think. Last week, VentureBeat reported on an investigation, finding that it took …

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