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If your kid is an atheist, make sure he’s not armed!

From Answers in Genesis, the same people who brought you the thrilling tale of the boy who did what his parents wanted him to.

Via Dangerous Minds.

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Koran-burner Terry Jones accidentally shoots his own car

Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones is in Michigan to protest Sharia law or something, and he’s insisted on traveling armed.

The outspoken pastor, 59, of Gainesville, Fla., was getting in the passenger side of his car at 11:10 p.m. after an interview when the Taurus handgun went off, sending a bullet into the floorboard, Southfield Police Lt. Nick Loussia said today.

Jones says he was just really tired and didn’t mean to shoot his own car.

From The Detroit Free Press, via Talking Points Memo.

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Episode 8 – “Attack of the Gerrymanders”

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American history is on the minds of Dave and Jeff. Also of note: Dungeons & Dragons, the out-of-date zodiac, the gun store of Mexico, and a dog who wore sunglasses. So settle in with a fresh O’Doul’s and prepare yourself to learn about Admiral George Cockburn, The Pig War, and the true meaning of the word Gerrymander.

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Mexico has one gun store

There is only one legal gun store in Mexico. It’s in Mexico city and is operated by the military.

To go shopping for a gun in Mexico, customers must come to Mexico City – even if they live 1,300 miles away in Ciudad Juarez. To gain entry to the store, which is on a secure military base, customers must present valid identification, pass through a metal detector, yield to the security wand and surrender cellphones and cameras.

To buy a gun, clients must submit references and prove that their income is honestly earned, that their record is free of criminal charges and that their military obligations, if any, have been fulfilled with honor. They are fingerprinted and photographed. Finally, if judged worthy of owning a small-caliber weapon to protect home and hearth, they are allowed to buy just one. And a box of bullets.

Of course, there are tons of illegally-gotten guns in Mexico, probably mostly smuggled from the US.

Via The Corner.

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Turkish groom accidentally shoots a bunch of people at his wedding

This is awful. A gesture of celebration goes horribly wrong.

The groom lost control of the weapon as he tried to fire in traditional celebration in the air at the ceremony in the village of Akcagoze in south-eastern Gaziantep province.

The guests were sprayed with bullets and the groom’s father and two aunts were killed.

Something similar happened a couple weeks ago in Italy, and I posted about it.

Via Gawker.

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They should make non-lethal guns specifically for shooting in the air

A wedding photographer was accidentally shot dead after he asked the happy couple to pose with guns as part of the big day celebrations, Italian police have revealed.

In Italy, they like to shoot guns in the air to celebrate things.

Via the Slatest.

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The Rules of Gunfighting

The Rules of Gunfighting:

1. Forget about knives, bats and fists. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns. Bring four times the ammunition you think you could ever need.

2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap – life is expensive. If you shoot inside, buckshot is your friend. A new wall is cheap – funerals are expensive

4. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.

10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.


via Kottke

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