I thought I would point out a (satirical) picture titled “Gun Shaped Cloud Spotted Over School – All Students Suspended for 5 Days.” Given the trend of suspending a 7 year old for having a pastry shaped like a gun and suspending a 6 year old for making a gun shape with his hand, I imagine this isn’t too far from reality.
As reported, an armed robber in Houston, Texas was reportedly stopped by a pair of armed bystanders, and then bitten by a dog as he attempted to flee.
I would like to point out an interesting article entitled “Top 10 Martial Arts for Self Defense.” It provides information about various martial arts and their suitability for self defense. At the end of the article is a bonus “martial art” that beats the other 10, hands down, and is endorsed by some of the most famous martial artists: It’s something of a joke, and out of regard for the popular definition of “martial arts,” firearms were left off the … Continued
Below is a post from Reddit that I found to be entertaining enough to repost here. It involves bacon and a machine gun: I’ve discovered a new way of cooking bacon. All you need is: bacon, tin foil, some string, and.. oh whats it called?… oh yeah, an old worn out 7.62mm machinegun that is about to be discarded, and about 200 rounds of ammunition. You start by wrapping the barrel in tin foil. Then you wrap bacon around it, … Continued
I recently read an article from Don’tEvenReply.com, which I found to be quite funny. It involves a person’s humorous attempt at creating (poorly) disguised weapons for self defense. While I normally prefer to focus on the serious issue of gun rights and self defense, I found this article and its pictures to be too funny to not post. An exerpt from the article: This cleverly disguised weapon may look like a tissue box, but is actually a Benelli M3 12 … Continued
As reported, a 15 year old Brooklyn, NY boy had a handgun tucked in his waistband while walking home at 1:30AM, police say. The pistol began to slide out from his waistband, and he tried to catch it, but instead of catching the pistol, the boy managed to squeeze the trigger, shooting himself in the penis, according to police. The boy managed to make it home and told his mother, at which point she rushed him to the hospital for … Continued
As reported, an armed robber entered a Port Royal, VA bank and demanded money while threatening the life of a teller. After receiving several thousand dollars, the robber fled back to his vehicle, dropping $100 bill along the way. When he got to his vehicle, he realized that he had locked the keys inside, and tried to break open a window using a piece of wood. The robber succeeded only at drawing the attention of two auto shop workers, whose … Continued
As I happily mentioned a few days ago, I now live in Iowa, and have a concealed carry permit. One of the holsters that I ordered arrived, and I’ve been carrying. Some of my preliminary observations are below:
As reported, a 17 year old allegedly entered an internet cafe in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with a banana under his shirt. The teenager is then said to have pretended that the banana was a gun, while demanding money. The cafe’s owner and customers tackled the would-be robber, and called the police. However before the police arrived, the teenager is said to have eaten the banana, causing police to jokingly suggest that he also be charged with destroying evidence. The banana’s … Continued
Anti gun individuals like to blame guns and other objects that looks vaguely like guns for the violence in society, despite the fact that violence has been around a lot longer than guns, and criminals use many other tools to kill. However, as The Onion points out, it appears the real problem is violence in our dreams:
I’ve written a few articles about England, primarily because it is a western country that banned guns and banned self defense. The result is that gun related crime and knife related crime skyrocketed, as criminals continued to possess weapons and use them against now-defenseless victims. I was under the impression that this increase in crime was caused by a variety of societal factors, combined with the disarming of future crime victims, however it turns out that the true culprit is … Continued
One of my favorite websites is The Onion – a satirical “news” website/newspaper. Unfortunately their latest video clip is something that I don’t find to be quite as funny as the rest of their work:
MovieCliches.com has a rather entertaining section on guns that I though I would mention. A few of my favorites:
In response to the article where I discussed my doctor’s desire to know whether I was a gun owner, I received this rather humorous information by email:
My girlfriend is in culinary school, and works for a bakery. Usually, her work bears no relation to guns… Until recently, that is:
Since the election results mean that this is not an uplifting time for gun rights advocates, perhaps this entertaining post will lighten the mood.
Before each of the major hurricanes this year, I’ve seen people arrive at this site after searching for “hurricane gun”, and similar terms. At first I attributed this to people worried about the wrongful gun confiscation after Hurricane Katrina, but upon further review it seems that was not what people were looking for:
Carjackers advocate gun control legislation to foster a safer work environment.
Violent criminals advocate stronger gun control laws:
A former co-worker of mine, who knows that I’m a fan of firearms, sent me the following:
When I mention home invasions as a reason to have a gun, I’m usually thinking of home invasions such as this or this. However there was a quite unusual home invasion, in which dinner ingredients were the weapon used by the perpetrator:
Gary Reed has written a great article addressing the use of terms such as “assault weapon” and “Saturday night special.” Here is one of the more humerus quotes: “Hometown Herald – A pair of assault thugs stole a Ford Saturday Night Special Crew Cab and drove it through the front door of the Saturday Nyte Special 99 Cent Store. They attacked the ATM with an assault crowbar, but the shop owner drove them off with a small self-defense assaultin’ pepperbox … Continued
Below is a video clip of an Austrian 2mm pinfire revolver. And I though the Springfield XD 40 Subcompact was a small gun…
This satirical video clip has the solution for preventing murder, armed robbery, rape, home invasions, school shootings, racist attackers, and psychopathic killers. Personally, I’ll stick with having a shotgun for home defense.
Although the focus of LearnAboutGuns.com is generally a serious discussion of guns, gun rights, and self defense, this article is decidedly light hearted. Below is a video clip of a rubber band machine gun, with a rate of fire in excess of 40 rubber bands per second. Called the “Disintegrator,” this rubber band launcher has two counter rotating cylinders, driven by electric motors. The video clip can be seen below:
Many gun control advocates argue that we need handgun bans in order to prevent crime. Empirical evidence collected from cities that have handgun bans (such as Chicago and D.C.) flatly disprove that idea. It appears that a hand ban, rather than a handgun ban, might better prevent crime. Allow me to explain:
I’ve noticed that a fair number of people who visit this website search on Google for “reasons to support gun control”, despite the pro-gun-rights nature of this website. I’ve decided to write this article listing reasons to support gun control, for those visitors.