Lipstick-, Purse- and Shoe-Guns

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 07, 2022
     Category: Death | Fashion | Underwear | Inventions | Movies | Self-protection, Defenses, and Safeguards | Threats, Assaults and Intimidation

These gadgets need to be outfitted with real bullets, just like in "La decima vittima". Then maybe the victims will be taken seriously.
Posted by Yudith on 09/10/22 at 06:24 AM
In some otherwise completely forgettable movie or tv show, a woman tried to argue against being raped by saying she was 'unclean' and pulling a tampon out of her purse. She then used it to shoot the guy -- it was a pen gun in a tampon wrapper.

Zip guns were all the rage in the 1950s because they were small, easily concealed, and cost almost nothing to make. They died out in the 1960s because of cheap handguns and society 'moving on' from teenagers learning useful mechanical skills.

During WWII, the OSS made tens of thousands of "Stinger Covert Cigarette Guns."

It's going to drive me crazy for days that I can't remember the common name of the slam fire shotgun which enjoyed a brief period of popularity a couple of decades ago. Basically just two pieces of pipe and a nail, you jerked them together to fire it (the exact opposite of pulling a Christmas cracker). It was something like "wind gun" because once you used it, you tossed it into the wind, but the name was way cooler.
Posted by Phideaux on 09/10/22 at 11:19 AM
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