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Biometric Technology: Securing Your Firearms the Modern Way

What is biometric technology? The term biometrics is derived from the Greek words bio meaning life and metric meaning to measure. Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people’s unique physical and behavioral characteristics. The technology is mainly used for identification and access control, or for identifying individuals who are under surveillance. The basic premise of ... »

Loaded Gun Found In Toy Aisle

Loaded Gun Found In Toy Aisle

Disturbing news from the discount giant Target, as a loaded gun was found in the toy aisle of their branch in Myrtle Beach. This comes after several victories by gun control activists concerning gun carry at fast food chains in recent weeks. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, among others, had already launched a campaign trying to get Target to ban firearms from their stores, and this co... »

A new law in Missouri First graders can take NRA sponsored gun classes

A new gun law in Missouri – NRA sponsored gun classes for kids

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed the public safety bill which might see NRA sponsor a gun class for first graders. The course, called the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program, is teaching children about gun safety with the help of a cartoon character named Eddie Eagle. Some research studies have shown the ability of children to “memorize Eddie’s simple advice”, however, the memorized in... »

UCLA Professor: Gun Laws Will Never Stop A 'Crazed Madman'

UCLA Professor: Gun Laws Will Never Stop A ‘Crazed Madman’

Following the massacre at Santa Monica College, police investigators are trying to solve a mystery how the alleged gunman, John Zawahiri, was able to obtain an assault rifle used in the deadly shootings that left five people dead and five others injured. According to the police, 23-year-old Zawahiri had total of 1,300 rounds on disposal for the attacks on and around the campus along Pico Boulevard... »

The Liberator - a Printed Plastic Handgun

The Liberator – a 3D Printed Plastic Handgun

Cody Wilson (our hero) seems really determined to stir up the hornet’s nest that is our country’s firearm legislation. The 25-year-old intends to release blueprints for the first entirely 3D-printable handgun called “the Liberator” sometime this week. Forbes was given an exclusive preview of the gun creation process, including 16 pieces of the weapon printed in ABS plastic. The non-pri... »

Texas Students Divided on the Gun Safety Issue

Texas Students Divided on the Gun Safety Issue

It is yet to be seen whether concealed carry will see the light of day on campus, as a recent poll found that more South Texas College students are against concealed handguns on campus that support the concept. For the last two sessions, Texas lawmakers have drawn the bills that would allow packing heat on college or university campuses.The two bills pending are Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 972.... »

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

It sounds almost surreal, but the idea of bulletproof rucksacks for school kids has already matured in many a parent’s and teacher’s head.  Probably the most concrete evidence of this is appearing in Aurora, Colorado, where 5-year olds are starting to wear them. “If you put it on her back, it almost covers her whole body,” says Demitric Boykin, one of the fathers. “It... »

Printable guns around the corner?

Printable guns around the corner?

If you are interested in being to print firearms from the comfort of your own home, then this ought to tickle your fancy. Defense Distributed’s Wiki Weapon project is nearing its crowning achievement, creating a fully functional 3D-printed gun and sharing the design files online in public domain. The founder of Defense Distributed, Cody Wilson claims he will be able to print an entire handgun out ... »

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Aside from overruling the bipartisan compromise plan on background checks for would-be gun owners, U.S. Senators voted against an amendment that would have given gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The amendment was drawn up by Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who announced it last week as hos offer of “National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation... »

Smarter, Safer Firearms

Smarter, Safer Firearms

In the wake of recent mass shootings, the smart gun technology is gaining more and more traction. Vice president Joe Biden has come out in support of this technology this January and it seems to be a part of President Obama’s plan to reduce gun violence. (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/11/joe-biden-smart-gun_n_2458889.html) The Justice Department is asking whether they could reduce th... »

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