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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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Cops Allegedly Mistake Wii Remote for Gun, Kill Teen in His Own Doorway

Police shot and killed a 17-year-old ROTC student this past Friday, and his family is saying that the official account doesn’t match reality. The Police Department in Euharlee, a small town in northern Georgia, claims that Christopher Roupe pointed a gun at an officer when they knocked on his door to serve a probation violation warrant on his father. According …

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Richard Cabela, Co-Founder of Cabela’s, Dies at 77

On Monday, the hunting and outdoor sports worlds lost one of its leading supporters when Richard Cabela, the co-founder of outdoor gear retailer Cabela’s, died at his home in Sidney, Nebraska at age 77. In 1961, Richard, better known as Dick, along with his wife, Mary, and his brother, Jim, unintentionally started one of the most successful American businesses to …

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The TSA Found 1,477 Loaded Guns in Carry-Ons Last Year

Most government agencies are controversial. Chances are good that if you just start throwing out letters – EPA! IRS! DHS! – you’ll touch on something that could easily cause a Thanksgiving dinner argument. Of course, the Transportation Security Administration is no exception. After 9/11, the TSA was created to “strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the …

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Trading Violins For Guns: Combating Cartel Violence

Efrain has set aside his violin and picked up a rifle. This man is a man who once prided himself on entertaining audiences as a mariachi singer in the Mexican state of Michoacan. Now Efrain driven by hopes of avenging the deaths of his two young nephews. The young men were just nineteen and twenty years of age when they …

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3D Printers Had A Great Year In 2013

3D printing has been around for over two decades now, but it has really come into its own these past few years. You could even argue that 2013 was the year that 3D printing went mainstream with the release of several affordable 3D printers that greatly expanded the hobbyist movement. It’s that expansion that led Shapeways to have a rosy …

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Tennessee Road Rage: Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The East Knoxville County sheriff has charged 61-year-old Rodney Lee Scott with attempted first-degree murder after shooting a motorcyclist due to road rage. On Monday, 23-year-old Tyler Lakin and J.R. Trisler, 33, encountered Scott’s road rage as he was exiting I-640 onto Washington Pike. The two motorcyclists claim that Scott tried to ram them off the road as he was …

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UK Bans The Manufacture, Sale Of 3D Printed Guns

In late November, the Philadelphia City Council became the first government to ban the manufacture and sale of 3D printed guns. I predicted at the time that the passing of such a law would lead other cities to pass laws banning 3D printed guns, but I didn’t think national governments would get on the “ban wagon” just yet. The UK …

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Philadelphia Is The First City To Ban 3D Printed Guns

The emergence of a 3D printed gun earlier this year added another layer of complexity to the gun control debate that’s embroiled the country since the Sandy Hook shooting. While some have called for the ban of 3D printed guns, there’s been no legislation until now. Philadelphia Magazine reports that Philadelphia is the first American city to ban the production …

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Pittsburgh Shooting Left Three Students Injured

A shooting close to the Pittsburgh area has left three Brashear High School students injured. One student was shot in the shoulder and neck region, another student in the arm as well as the foot, and the third in the head. The incident did not occur directly inside the school, but rather was brought to the attention of school officials …

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PG-13 Gunplay Way Up Since The 80s

Since the PG-13 rating was introduced in the mid-80s, the movies carrying the rating have changed substantially. PG-13 used to indicate non-family flicks that weren’t quite adult enough to deserve an R rating. Now, the rating is filled with movies made to appeal to young teens or movies that studios have censored down from an R rating to gain a …

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Here’s The First 3D Printed Metal Gun

Earlier this year, Defense Distributed proved it was possible to 3D print a gun with the Liberator. It was a single-shot handgun that was made almost entirely out of plastic. Since then, a number of 3D printer aficionados have tweaked the design and made it even better. Even with all the improvements made, plastic guns can’t compare to metal guns; …

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