AK-47 Infomercial: Own This Trusty Veteran of More Than 75 Wars!

AK-47 Infomercial: Own This Trusty Veteran of More Than 75 Wars!

Amnesty International has produced a short film spoofing/drawing attention to the global arms trade by presenting the AK-47 in infomercial form.

It may look like a joke, but the group's point is clearly political - that this might as well be how the world's massive gun industry operates today.

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Zero Tolerance For Guns: Right or Wrong Message For Kids?

Zero Tolerance For Guns: Right or Wrong Message For Kids?

With tension around the U.S. at all-time highs, children keep getting in trouble for guns - but are they getting in too much trouble for doing little harm?

Whether they’re plastic, formed by fingers or even half-eaten Pop Tart guns, parents and schools seem to have “zero tolerance” for kids and guns.

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3D Printed Gun: Fired, Fully Functional

3D Printed Gun: Fired, Fully Functional

The first gun made from a 3D printer shot its very first bullets yesterday.

The gun, designed on a computer program and made of plastic, is designed to be easily replicated. Watch this video of the 3D-printed gun in action:

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Jim Carrey Funny or Die Video: Aimed at Gun-Toting "Motherf%ckers"

Jim Carrey Funny or Die Video: Aimed at Gun-Toting "Motherf%ckers"

Jim Carrey is trying to use humor to make a serious point.

The actor stars in a new Funny or Die video titled "Cold Dead Hand" in which he pulls double duty as the late Charlton Heston on the set of Hee-Haw and the lead singer for Lonesome Early and the Clutterbusters, a country group that mocks gun enthusiasts.

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Obama Gun Photo Released Amid Call For Stronger Regulations

Obama Gun Photo Released Amid Call For Stronger Regulations

A photo of President Barack Obama skeet shooting at Camp David has been released following a claim last week that he engages in the activity regularly.

It is the only known photo of Obama with a gun, and also comes amid a White House-backed push for stronger gun control regulations in the U.S.

Posted in: Gun Control
Newtown Father Heckled at Gun Violence Prevention Hearing

Newtown Father Heckled at Gun Violence Prevention Hearing

Neil Heslin, the father of a six-year old boy who was among the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting on December 14, testified yesterday before the Gun Violence Prevention Working Group at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

With over 1,000 people in attendance, Heslin held a framed photo of himself and his late child and pleaded with lawmakers to improve mental health options and to ban assault weapons.

Assault Weapons Ban 2013: Introduced, Prospects Uncertain

Assault Weapons Ban 2013: Introduced, Prospects Uncertain

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 was introduced by Democrats in U.S. Congress today, but its prospects for passage look marginal at best.

The law would reinstate the 1994 assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, with some adjustments designed to make it even more restrictive.

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