animals
Man Shot by His Own Dog Proves That in Virtually Any Scenario, They Are Still Good Boys

In an incident that is somehow somewhat common, a man is claiming he survived being accidentally shot with a shotgun by his own dog, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News this week. Perhaps unsurprising to anyone who’s ever owned a dog, however, is the fact that the pup’s owner says he’s still a good boy. Read More >>

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US Police Officer Sues Gun Classifieds Website Over Firearm Used to Injure Him

On the morning of 8 January 2016, police officer Kurt Stokinger was shot in the leg during a shootout with a man previously convicted of multiple crimes. Now, Stokinger, who is based in the US city of Boston, Massachusetts, is suing the website that allegedly enabled the man to buy his weapon, an online classifieds site for guns called Armslist. Read More >>

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Twitter Makes it Easier to See When People Break the Rules

To make its policing of bad actors a little more obvious, Twitter is instituting new policies that should help users hide offensive content and see what happens after a tweet gets reported. Read More >>

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Lion King Puppet Maker Charged With 3D-Printing Gun at Broadway Theatre

A puppet master who helped bring to life Disney’s vision of an African animal kingdom was arrested last week for allegedly 3D-printing guns in the prop room of the Broadway theatre in the US state of New York, court records show. Read More >>

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3D-Printed Gun Activist Accused of Child Sexual Assault Reportedly Arrested in Taiwan

Gun rights activist Cody Wilson reportedly fled from the US state of Texas to Taiwan after getting tipped off that he was going to be charged for allegedly paying a 16-year-old girl $500 (£383) for sex. But now local news outlets in Taiwan report that he has been captured. Read More >>

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Despite Everything, You Can Now Buy 3D-Printed Gun Plans Online

The DEFCAD file repository of 3D-printable gun blueprints is live. There, you can buy the plans to print parts for anything from an AR-15 to the plastic Liberator pistol. Defense Distributed, the controversial organisation that wants to enable easier access to firearms, started selling these files last week, despite a day-old court order that forbids it from posting gun blueprints online. Read More >>

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Police in Paraguay Discover Their Rifles Have Been Replaced With Toy Replicas

Last week, police officers in Paraguay found that at least 42 battle rifles had been stolen from their armoury and replaced with toy replicas. It’s unclear if a flag with the word “BANG!” written on it popped out of the barrels. Read More >>

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The Battle Over 3D-Printed Guns Is Getting Serious

Five years ago, a lot of people thought Cody Wilson was a wild-eyed fanatic. The New Yorker described his rhetoric about making blueprints for 3D-printed guns available to anyone on the internet as “divorced” “from any practical reality.” Yet here we are in 2018, and Wilson’s company, Defense Distributed, is still in the news being branded as a threat to national security. President Donald Trump weighed in this week, and just yesterday, a US federal court blocked the 30-year-old from relaunching his website. What the hell is happening? Read More >>

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Nerf is Replacing Foam With Lasers, Because Everything is Better With Lasers

Unlike my colleagues who believer they're too old and sensible to shoot toy guns at people who are also armed with toy guns, I'm still quite fond of Nerf guns. Because they're fun, and it's amusing to sit in the corridor ready to shoot someone as soon as they leave the bathroom. The thing is, Nerf is having an upgrade. The foam ammunition isn't going to be going anywhere, but they're being joined by new guns that fire lasers. Read More >>

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Twitter Bails on the Cartoon Pistol Emoji

The pistol emoji has existed in one form or another since at least 2010, but in 2016 Apple shook shit up by replacing it with something completely different: a harmless, lime-green water gun. Today, about a year-and-a-half later, Twitter is following suit. Read More >>

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Hey, Maybe Don’t Make the YouTube Shooting About YouTube Ad Revenue

Authorities have identified the suspect in the mass shooting at YouTube’s headquarters, which ended in four injuries and the death of the shooter, as YouTuber Nasim Aghdam, who made videos about topics ranging from animal rights and veganism to bodybuilding. Read More >>

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Gun Videos Have Been Banned From YouTube, Only to Reappear on Pornhub

In the wake of the many mass shootings that have taken place in the US over the past several months, YouTube has made several changes to its terms and conditions with regard to gun-related videos. Many of them are now banned from the site, but the problem is that they've just started appearing on Pornhub instead. Read More >>

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Reddit Bans Slew of Communities Amid New Rule Targeting Sales, Trades, and Giveaways

Reddit’s bread and butter may be links and comments, but the site has a long history as a facilitator of gift swaps, and a backwoods marketplace. New site rules enacted today make much of that behaviour prohibited. Read More >>

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Woman Who Fatally Shot Boyfriend in YouTube Stunt Gone Wrong Gets 90 Days in Jail

Under a plea agreement, a YouTuber who shot her boyfriend in the chest during a filmed stunt last June will serve 90 days in jail. Read More >>

gaming
Science Finds Once Again That Violent Video Games Don’t Turn People Into Rage Monsters

A new study published this week in Nature journal Molecular Psychology provides a well-timed rebuttal to the weary trope—occasionally alluded to by President Trump and others in the wake of mass shootings—that violent video games are causing real-life mayhem. Read More >>