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Bad News: TSA Found a 3D-Printed Gun In a Carry On

One of the best accounts to follow on Instagram belongs to the Transport Security Administration. It’s a never-ending list filled with photographic evidence that many people don’t understand basic rules of airline travel. However, over the weekend the TSA documented an atypical and horrifying discovery: a 3D-printed handgun with live rounds.

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Darren Orf

August 9th

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The Marines now have robots that carry and fire heavy machine guns

Marines Machine Gun Robot
We’ve seen all sorts of weapons mounted on drones, and military drones already wield impressive firepower, but that doesn't mean we’re done building crazy machines with fire power. The next step is adding heavy machine guns and even grenade launchers to robots. Thankfully, these are not robots powered by artificial intelligence. Just like drones, they’re piloted by soldiers -- the robots only do the heavy lifting and stabilize fire.

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Chris Smith

August 3rd

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What happens when AR-15 rifle bullets tear through the human body

AR-15 Rifle Bullet Wounds
Someone just tried to assassinate presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, and they didn’t even bring their own gun to the fight, choosing to try to steal an officer’s gun at a rally. The incident took place days after a person decided to bring a gun to a nightclub, killing 49 people in Orlando, with the help of a rifle that was originally developed for special ops. These sort of unfortunate events spark new debates around gun control. One idea is to ban rifles designated as weapons of war, and a new report shows us what happens when 5.56mm AR-15 rifle bullets tear through flesh and bone.

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Chris Smith

June 22nd

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A Smartphone Gun Is the Last Thing We Need

Given the number of people shot by police every year because they were reaching for a “suspicious object”, you might think that disguising firearms as everyday objects is a bad idea. But US company Ideal Conceal disagrees—a double-barrelled .308 iPhone is exactly what we need to ensure our safety and freedom.

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Chris Mills

March 24th

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How to Make a Hot Glue Gun with a Soda Can and a Lighter

How to Make a Hot Glue Gun with a Soda Can and a Lighter

Making crafts? Nice. Got a glue gun? Awesome. Only one? Crap. When you have a lot of glue sticks but only one gun to load ‘em in, just grab some soda cans, some tape, and a lighter to make your own homemade glue gun. MrGear shows how in the video below. From the looks of it, it works pretty damn well and there’s nothing that’s more DIY than having your own DIY glue gun.

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March 24th

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Watch a Gun Safe Get Cracked Open with Just a Paper Clip

Watch a Gun Safe Get Cracked Open with Just a Paper Clip

Hmm. That’s not supposed to happen like that. And yet this gun safe—a GunVault GVB1000 approved by the California Department of Justice that uses a biometric fingerprint sensor to unlock itself—can be easily opened with just a paperclip. It’s a method that simply involves tricking the bypass lock to open the latch.

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March 4th

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Bullets That Slowly Self-Destruct Make a Surprising Amount of Sense

A self-destructing bullet isn’t the most intuitive thing: normally, you use projectiles to destroy targets, not the other way around. But people make mistakes, bullets can travel for miles, and civilian casualties (or friendly fire!) are sad realities.

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Chris Mills

February 24th

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This Semi-Automatic Gun Is “95 Percent” 3D Printed

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 12.24.34 PM Another day, another 3D-printed gun. This one comes to us from a carpenter from West Virginia who calls himself Derwood. His gun is “95 percent” 3D printed which means the important bits – springs, firing pins, etc. – are handmade or repurposed (the barrel comes from a Glock) while the stock, magazine, and upper and lower receivers are printed on a Fusion F306 3D… Read More

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John Biggs

February 3rd

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3D-Printed Semi-Automatic Gun Is Simply Terrifying

When I decide to exercise my brain I play Sudoku. When Youtube user Derwood exercises his brain he creates a semi-automatic gun that 95-percent 3D printed, completely untraceable, and currently very legal.

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Alex Cranz

February 3rd

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Don’t Worry: You Can’t 3D Print A Machine Gun

20150211_162247_preview_featured Prepare yourself for an onslaught media panic because the Ghost Gunner, essentially a kit that lets you print your own AR-15 lower receiver, is ready to ship and getting press attention again. The Ghost Gunner comes to us from Defense Distributed, the creator of the first 3D-printed gun. Here’s the truth: the Ghost Gunner is not a gun. It is not even part of a gun. It is essentially a… Read More

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John Biggs

January 26th

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