Category:
Guns

Armed and Clumsy:  The Ancestors:  1

How far back do the roots of Chuck's "Armed and Clumsy" category extend? The Wikipedia entry on handguns says: "The first handheld firearms that might better be called "pistols" were made as early as the 15th century..." Could we find a report of some soldier of the era accidentally wounding himself? It's a challenge!

In any case, here is an incident from 1949.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Mar 10, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Accidents, Guns, 1940s

Niki de Saint Phalle Gun Art



We've discussed much gun-based art here before--artists shooting themselves or other objects--but I do not believe we have yet covered this instance by Niki de Saint Phalle.

A white canvas with bags of paint concealed beneath was to be fired upon, releasing the paint in random patterns. But the project proved more intractable than anticipated.





Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Dec 31, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Guns, 1960s

Under Fire


It takes ba...determination to stand in the path of a high powered rifle round. Even when that round is fired under water.

Posted By: patty - Sun Jan 31, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Guns, Swimming, Snorkeling, and Diving

Guns 101

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Do foreign college students need a Guns 101 class ?

Posted By: BrokeDad - Sun Jan 17, 2016 - Comments (19)
Category: Culture and Civilization, Education, Guns

Annual Christmas Fire & Ice Sale

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A jeweler in DeLand, Florida is, for the third year, holding their Fire & Ice sale. Buy $450 or more worth of jewelry and get a free 12 gauge shot gun worth $270, provided you pass the background check. They have already given away 20 shot guns and have ordered more. Pretty good deal!

Posted By: patty - Thu Dec 24, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Guns, Holidays, Jewelry

5000+ Guns

Now I feel my collection is nothing compared to this.

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http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/crime/3896025-authorities-arrest-south-carolina-man-find-nearly-5000-guns

Posted By: BrokeDad - Sat Dec 05, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Crime, Guns

Carve That Pumpkin!


There's more than one way to carve a pumpkin.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 17, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Guns, Holidays

Palm Pistol

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Coming in December the Palm Pistol. Its a 38 caliber single shot handgun made like a T-shaped screwdriver. The pistol was specially designed for people with poor hand strength from arthritis or disabilities. Or really anyone who finds a conventional gun difficult to fire. The trigger is a simple thumb push with the recoil dissipated into the palm. Great for defense but with only one shot accuracy would seem to be crucial as there may not be time to reload.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 17, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Disabilities, Guns, Inventions

Indiana legalizes sawed off shotguns

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Beginning July 1st we can own one as long as it is manufacture made. Mine is already ordered.

Posted By: BrokeDad - Sat Jun 27, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Guns, Law

Chris Burden, RIP



No, famous conceptual artist Chris Burden did not die by gunshot wound.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 12, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Performance Art, Guns, 1960s, 1970s

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