Speaking of building your own "garage-expedient" firearm, this may just be a trailer for a movie, and thus just a dramatization, but, yes, making a firearm-like device capable of grievously wounding / killing someone really is this simple:
Look at the tools and materials she used: wire snips, a block of wood, a knife, a short length of steel pipe, a file, the pipe end cap, copper wire, a small square of cotton [...]
The Art of Manliness recently published an article entitled The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry and another entitled How to Use a Flashlight in a Tactical Situation.
Need I say more?
A few months ago, I happened to have a rather… interesting*… conversation with the warped and benighted mind behind the Twitter account of @1StopCity. A recurring theme in this particular conversation is that unless you have a particular "need" for something or to do something, you have absolutely no right to that thing or to do that thing, or, in his very own words, "Odds against you "needing" a gun negate your right to own [...]
We have talked before about how easy it is to manufacture firearms out of spare parts and whatever you might find in your average home mechanic’s shop or auto garage, but this… well, this is a first.
Today we bring you the story of an AK-pattern rifle being made out of… a shovel. No, seriously. Read the whole post, I promise it is worth it.
The shovel cost $2. The barrel blank cost $30. [...]
We have touched on the topic of home-made firearms a few times here, but mostly it has been in an academic, "Yeah, you could do that if you really wanted to but I would not want to actually use one," kind of way.
Well, in the realm of "beggars cannot be choosers", it would appear as though criminals have started employing do-it-yourself firearms in crimes in once-Great Britain.
Is anyone surprised by this? [...]
The scumbag murderer solely responsible for the Aurora, Colorado theater shootings and murderers started his rampage somewhere around 0100 on 20JUL12.
Some time before 1930 on 26JUL12, Senators Chuck Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, Barbara Boxer, Jack Reed, Bob Menendez, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Dianne Feinstein decided it would be a great idea to punish all Americans for the actions of one murderous whackjob:
Democratic senators have offered an amendment to the cybersecurity bill that would [...]
I have touched on this a time or two before, but firearms are not exactly difficult to manufacture. Oh, sure, good firearms – y’know, the kind that are less likely to blow up in your face than not, that can hit a target reliably tens of yards away, etc. – require millions of dollars of fabrication equipment, testing, quality control and assurance, and the whole shebang of an assembly-line industry, but just a basic device [...]
When the Japanese (arguably one of the most-disarmed societies in the world) can use nothing more than CAD programming and a CNC mill to create fully-functional – if blank-firing – real-life versions of never-before-physical anime rifles, what hope do the anti-rights cultists have that "gun control" could ever work?
Sure, this particular model is comprised of nothing more durable than ABS plastic, acrylic, brass, and some probably-cheap kind of metal for the slide, [...]
By and large, the hardcore "gun control" extremist organizations throughout America have to play the long, political game, which basically boils down to incrementalism – they want total civilian disarmament, and we know they want total civilian disarmament, and it is fair to say that they know we know, but in order to make any progress at all, they cannot exactly come out and say they want total civilian disarmament. That would just be too [...]
Yesterday, I accurately said that there was nothing I could add to the letter A Girl and Her Gun wrote to those who would deprive her of her rights, and I stand by those words; however, coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, and here I am… shall-we-say "expanding" on her driving point.
I found myself re-(re-?)reading Fallen Angels recently (available free online through Baen, if you feel so inclined), as a break between [...]