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5 year-old boy kills younger sister

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Tuesday, in a Kentucky home, a 5 year-old boy was playing with his birthday present, a .22-caliber rifle, shot and killed his 2 year-old sister. The state is ruling it as an accident

For the full story visit: CNN

Written by annafrancis2013

May 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Printing unlicensed, untraceable 3D guns from home with the click of a button- a radical idea or a scary reality?

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This short documentary produced by Vice Magazine’s science and technology dedicated video channel MOTHERBOARD takes a inside look at the mastermind behind the creation and distribution of downloadable files that contain the blueprints for a 3D printed gun part that allows anyone with a computer and a 3D printer to create an unlicensed, untraceable fully-automatic gun. This video was extremely thorough pertaining to the information it was reporting. The testimonial from Cody Wilson, the creator of the idea, was captivating and to be honest, a bit horrifying. The creators of this video did an excellent job of striking a nerve and keeping the viewer’s undivided attention without putting a spin on the way it was reported. This video is shocking and relevant. I highly suggest that you take the time to watch this one.

Written by Shanning Celeste Newell

April 15, 2013 at 4:21 am

Barack Obama, Gun Salesman of the Year

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Time reported today that many people in the gun and ammo industry call our Commander-in-Chief “the gun salesman of the year.” He is semi-jokingly referred to this in the gun industry because of the spike in gun and ammunition sales leading up to and immediately following the presidential elections he has won.

In October, background checks rose by by 18.4%, reported to be related to the election. Gun buyers are concerned that President Obama will support legislation to ban assault rifles during his four years. This is unlikely, because Reuters reports that President Obama has done very little to interfere with gun use and purchase during his first four years in office.

A believed contributing factor to the paranoia surrounding gun purchases is perhaps the presence of shows like “Doomsday Preppers”, bringing awareness that there are a select group of people in the United States who are preparing for the worst case scenarios, as well as the abundance of information on the internet highlighting the “end of times” and how we will recognize it and protect ourselves when it happens.

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According to Reuters, gun buyers have no need to worry. But many people feel they need to be stocked with a gun and ammunition, not just to protect themselves from intruders, but to protect themselves from the government as well. 

Per Reuters:

“The administration has not really lifted a finger in the last four years to tighten gun control legislation,” said Wedbush Securities analyst Rommel Dionisio, who covers the gunmakers. “There is a consumer fear that Obama will tighten gun control legislation, but whether or not they will do it this time I don’t know,” Dionisio said.

Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/11/09/elections-over-time-to-buy-a-gun/#ixzz2C3r71vvc

Written by lindasolley

November 13, 2012 at 1:36 am