Guns



ZOMBIES R SRS BSNS:

Via Raw Story: 26 year-old Jared Gurman shot his girlfriend in the back following an argument that began over the television program The Walking Dead. The wounded, Jessica Gelderman, had balked at Gurman’s assertion that it was important to prepare for a real zombie apocalypse. Gelderman suffered a pierced lung, pierced diaphragm and shattered rib, but survived the attack.  Much of this season of The Walking Dead has occurred in and around a prison, so maybe Gurman’s likely incarceration will provide further training usable in the event of his feared zombie apocalypse.





Portland Police responded to an anxious 911 call reporting a group of bearded men in camouflage – one of whom was carrying an assault rifle – walking across the Burnside Bridge. The men were stopped and arrested without incident. Upon questioning, the men claimed that they were on their way to a photo shoot to benefit breast cancer awareness.

Several of the men told KATU News they were on their way to take a photo under the “Portland, Oregon” sign near the Burnside Bridge to raise money for breast cancer research. The men said the photo was going to be part of a Beards for Breasts calendar.

“It’s from Seattle,” said Jedediah Aacker. “This girl, Sugar June, does it. She puts together a calendar for all the beard clubs around the nation. Beards for Breasts.”


Perhaps designed to satisfy your morbid curiosity or shed light on the workings of our society, Cops Shooting People provides a round up of each day’s local news stories of fatal police…



Only in the USA folks, courtesy of ABC News:

Osama bin Laden has been dead for more than a year, but dozens of  people are shelling out big bucks to kill him again in a real-life, role-play game in Minnesota.

Sealed Mindset Firearms Studio, which teaches firearms and personal safety in New Hope, Minn., is offering a special, limited-time exercise in which people can enact a SEAL-type mission and kill a fake bin Laden.

Billed as a “Navy SEAL Adventure,” the session simulates an actual SEAL operation. A description on the company’s website says the two-hour operation begins with a briefing in which participants will learn their target is named “Geronimo.”

Geronimo was the code name for the operation that killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, May 2, 2011….




This is real, folks! John Biggs reports for Techcrunch:

The Kuratas Mecha robot is an art/aspirational nerd project by Suidobashi Heavy Industry. This full-sized Mech robot features a ride-in cockpit, “rocket” launchers, and a “smile controlled” BB Gatling gun. That’s right: when you smile, this thing unleashes thousands of tiny plastic BBs.

Unveiled at Wonder Fest 2012 in Tokyo, you can control the robot with either a set of master-slave joysticks or using a more fluid Kinect interface. It runs something called the V-SIDO (Bushido) OS and includes touchscreen support inside the cockpit as well as 3G wireless connectivity so you can control it via phone.

You can “price out” your own Mech here but rest-assured you won’t be able to drive one of these off the lot any time soon….






Run - zombies are on their wayOnly in America! From Reuters:

…The Hollywood-inspired zombie craze – featuring blood-soaked ghouls rising from the dead to attack the living – has extended to gun enthusiasts. At the huge NRA exhibition, vendors displayed zombie targets, zombie bullets, zombie paint coating for guns and zombie patches for a shooting jacket.

Firing ranges across the country are offering zombie-themed shooting events, some held as daylight fades for atmosphere, said Brad Ross, a division manager for Law Enforcement Targets, Inc, a maker of zombie targets…

Sales of zombie targets are booming and are expected to grow about 30 percent to a million targets this year, Ross said…


Jill Lepore details the incredible number of guns in America, for the New Yorker: …There are nearly three hundred million privately owned firearms in the United States: a hundred and six million…




In a clip from his short-lived but oft intriguing Awful Truth program, Michael Moore takes to the streets of Giuliani-era New York City and paints residents’ wallets, keys, and snack foods day-glo orange in the hope of stemming the tide of ‘self defense’ police shootings of people holding everyday objects. More relevant than ever in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing:


Why do I get a sinking feeling that, once again, psychiatric drugs are behind this? Via CNN:

A gunman wounded five students, one of them fatally, at a suburban Cleveland high school Monday morning before apparently being chased out of the building by a teacher, police said at a news conference. The Chardon High School shooting suspect — believed to be a student, according to a school official mdash; was in custody after turning himself in to bystanders, police said.

Two students injured in the shooting, one boy and one girl, were taken to Hillcrest Hospital, spokeswoman Heather Phillips said. One was in serious condition, the other in stable condition, she said. Three students were taken by helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center, hospital representative Shannon Mortland said in a statement. Mortland did not provide details on their conditions.