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Man Arrested At Airport Security: Wait, You Can’t Bring Guns In Your Carry-On?

There are some things you can see often without really seeing it, ya know? Like the plethora of signs at any airport anywhere telling you not to bring weapons like guns, knives or throwing stars on the plane. Maybe one guy just saw those too often — or not enough — as he reportedly didn’t know you can’t bring a handgun through airport security in your carry-on. [More]

Connecticut Walmarts Charged Sales Tax On Tax-Exempt Gun Safes

Connecticut Walmarts Charged Sales Tax On Tax-Exempt Gun Safes

Since 1999, shoppers in Connecticut have not had to pay the state’s 6.35% sales tax on gun safes and other firearms-safety items, but someone forgot to tell the Walmarts of Connecticut, which have been improperly charging the tax to customers. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Police: Man Pulled Gun On Cookie-Hawking Girl Scout

When you see a co-worker pass around the inevitable Girl Scout cookie order form and grumble about how you had to do door-to-door sales back when you were a kid, keep this story in mind. A family alleges that a Girl Scout selling cookies in a California neighborhood had a gun pulled on her by a potential customer. [More]

CEO Howard Schultz posted the letter below on the Starbucks blog late Tuesday night.

Starbucks CEO Asks Customers To Please Leave Guns At Home

For years, Starbucks has been stuck in the middle of the debate over whether businesses should let customers bring guns into stores in states and municipalities where it is legal to openly carry a firearm. CEO Howard Schultz had previously called it a “difficult, fragile” situation but said the company was not going to change its longstanding policy of following whatever the local laws allowed. Then last night, he issued an open letter to customers, asking them to please leave their guns at home. [More]

When Your Coupon Gets Rejected, Don’t Pull A Gun On Walmart Staff

When Your Coupon Gets Rejected, Don’t Pull A Gun On Walmart Staff

We know that some people like coupons and take their use very seriously, but don’t take things to extremes. For example, there’s the Florida woman who was so enraged that her local Walmart wouldn’t take a coupon that she printed out online that she rammed a manager with a cart, then retrieved her handgun from her car and threatened employees with it. [More]

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Do People Go Gun Shopping With Zombies In Mind?

Between “The Walking Dead” and “Warm Bodies,” there’s a lot of zombie-related entertainment in the zeitgeist right now. But do people have a possible zombie apocalypse in mind when they’re looking for firearms to defend themselves in an emergency? Maybe. Sort of. Not really. [More]

(me and the sysop)

Warning: Do Not Store Your Glock And Ammo In The Oven

Sure, the oven seems like an ideal place to stash your handgun: it’s out of sight, but easily accessible in an emergency, and it’s not the first place an intruder would think to look for guns. Unfortunately, there’s a reason why this isn’t a common practice. Ovens get hot. That’s how a Florida woman got shot by the oven while making some waffles at a friend’s house. [More]

(MartinRottler)

You Can’t Bring A Loaded Gun In Your Carry-On Even If You’re An NFL Player

The human brain is a shifty thing — you thought you put your keys in your pocket but really they’re in the freezer! — but there’s no way the Transportation Security Administration is going to accept “I forgot a gun was in my bag and/or that it was loaded” as an excuse without a little bit of digging. Even if you happen to be a defensive end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. [More]

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Groupon Cancels All Gun-Related Promotions

Saying that “The category is under review following recent consumer and merchant feedback,” Groupon has, at least temporarily canceled all of its ongoing and planned deals that are related to firearms. [More]

NYC 8-Year-Old Sells Gun At School For $3

NYC 8-Year-Old Sells Gun At School For $3

In a disturbing sign of how easy it is for kids to get their hands on firearms, an 8-year-old Queens kid was caught selling a loaded 9mm handgun to another student at school for $3. [More]

Walmart Getting Back Into Gun Business At Many Stores

Walmart Getting Back Into Gun Business At Many Stores

After several years of selling rifles and ammunition at only one-third of its stores in the U.S., Walmart has decided to introduce the products back to store shelves in nearly half of its 3,600+ stores. [More]

RadioShack Not Exactly Thrilled With Free Gun Giveaway At Montana Store

RadioShack Not Exactly Thrilled With Free Gun Giveaway At Montana Store

Earlier this week, a Montana electronics store identified as a RadioShack made national headlines by offering customers the option of getting a free gun if they signed up for Dish Network installation and service. But the folks at RadioShack HQ are quick to point out to Consumerist that, while the store may use the company name, its owner is acting on his own. [More]

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions

Montana RadioShack Gives Away Guns With New Dish Network Subscriptions

A RadioShack in Montana is making headlines — and doing a brisk business — by offering free guns to new Dish Network customers. [More]

Adult Store Allows Customers To Swap Guns For Sex Toys

Adult Store Allows Customers To Swap Guns For Sex Toys

Remember the adult video and toy shop in Alabama with the drive-thru window? Well, it’s once again making news with its Valentine’s Day promotion that allows customers to turn in their firearms and get sex toys in return. [More]

In Wake Of Tragedy, Tucson Goes Wild For Gun Fair

In Wake Of Tragedy, Tucson Goes Wild For Gun Fair

Just days after a shooting rampage northwest of Tucson left six dead and 13 wounded, a gun show near the city drew 8,000 attendees. [More]

Cabela's Hooks Me Up With Out-Of-Warranty Replacement Gun

Cabela's Hooks Me Up With Out-Of-Warranty Replacement Gun

A couple months after Jon bought a gun from Cabela’s, the finish started wearing off. Since he’d fired the gun several times, Jon said he’d rendered it ineligible for return. The manufacturer wanted to charge him $100 to refinish the firearm, so Jon took it back to Cabela’s, where a manager replaced the gun. [More]

Gunslinging Cell Phone Store Employee Foils Armed Robbers

Gunslinging Cell Phone Store Employee Foils Armed Robbers

A gun-packing cell phone store employee in Cali thwarted an attempted armed robbery last weekend, firing multiple rounds as the suspects fled. I guess Dirty Harry had to pick up some part-time work. Would you like to add unlimited messaging to your plan, punk? Well, would ya? [More]

American Airlines Loses Netanyahu Bodyguard's Guns

American Airlines Loses Netanyahu Bodyguard's Guns

World leaders are people just like the rest of us. They have dreams and flaws, put their pants on one leg at a time, and they’re not even immune to having their luggage lost or stolen while traveling by air. Not even when that luggage is the four Glock 9mms belonging to their personal bodyguard. UPDATE: The luggage has been found, but the guns are gone. [More]