Arizona Pizza Huts Let Customers Pack Heat, But Not Employees

Arizona Pizza Huts Let Customers Pack Heat, But Not Employees

Arizona passed a law that will allow people to carry concealed weapons without permits, which has nudged the state’s restaurants to draft up policies about whether or not they’ll let customers pack their nines as they grab grub. Pizza Huts in the southern part of the state decided to let customers tote their firearms inside, but won’t let employees do the same. [More]

Coffee Shop Owner Throws Cop Out Of Joint Because He's A Cop

Coffee Shop Owner Throws Cop Out Of Joint Because He's A Cop

Many small businesses like to have police officers as clientele because their presence is a deterrent to would-be criminals, but a Portland, Ore. coffee shop owner threw a cop out of his shop because he feared the officer would start a game of Taser tag. [More]

Arizona Restaurants Choose Sides On Letting Diners Bring Guns To The Table

Arizona Restaurants Choose Sides On Letting Diners Bring Guns To The Table

Arizona has a lot of gun lovers. Almost anyone in the state over 21 will be able to carry a concealed weapon without a permit starting June 29th, but some pro-gun advocates are already visiting local businesses with their weapons in plain sight in an attempt to make the practice more socially acceptable. Arizona lets businesses ban guns at their discretion, so this weekend the Arizona Star looked at how restaurants and bars are deciding who to piss off more: gun carriers or the people who feel uncomfortable around them. [More]

Watch Out, The J.C. Penney Security Guard Has A Gun!

Watch Out, The J.C. Penney Security Guard Has A Gun!

If security guards start carrying guns at department stores, I’m going to stop referring to them as rent-a-cops. Not because they’ve suddenly jumped up on my respect-o-meter, but because they might open fire. At a mall in Virginia last Sunday, a J.C. Penney security guard pursued a shoplifter into the mall parking lot and fired a gun into the air. The shoplifter was arrested, and the police confiscated the guard’s gun. The store won’t say whether it was owned by the guard or issued by management. [More]

Buy Your Next Rifle Sight From ToysRus

Buy Your Next Rifle Sight From ToysRus

A reader named Braden wrote into Consumerist to show us that, in addition to all sorts of toys and games available on the ToysRus website, you can also pick up a Sightmark Accudot 243 Laser Boresight for your rifle. [More]

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

The Tennesseean reports a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot herself to death using a gun that resembled a video game controller after playing the Wii. From the newspaper’s story: [More]

Don't Trade Your Toddler For A Gun

Don't Trade Your Toddler For A Gun

Owning guns is fun! Bartering is fun! Trading your two-year-old for a gun, however, is just gonna land you in jail. And if that kid ever finds out what you did, she’s gonna be pretty angry with you when she grows up. And really, lady, a toddler can cause just as much damage if you just give it time.
 
“Woman allegedly tries to trade 2-year-old daughter for gun”

Gun Owners Fired Up as Ammo Shortage Eases

Gun Owners Fired Up as Ammo Shortage Eases

Fear that President Obama might ban — or highly tax — certain kinds of weapons and ammunition led to rocketing sales over the past year, leaving many stores with a shortage of popular ammo, and blasting prices through the roof. Now, however, the market has begun to stabilize, as more supplies come on line, and short-term concerns about gun laws have eased.

Buy A Car, Get A Free AK-47

Buy A Car, Get A Free AK-47

The logo at Mark Muller’s dealership is… an old west caricature pointing two pistols at those who pass by. He said it’s a nod to what he calls “big city” ways. “We really are different than the big city dealers.”

Woman Pulls Gun And Threatens Walmart Customers After Being Sold The Wrong Ammunition

Woman Pulls Gun And Threatens Walmart Customers After Being Sold The Wrong Ammunition

We know it’s stressful out there, but really, there’s no reason to start waving your gun around in the Walmart parking lot. According to the Peninsula Daily News, a woman threatened several other customers who told her to stop yelling at Walmart worker who had sold her the wrong ammunition.

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Abusive Debt Collection Operation, Puts Owner's Rap Career On Hold

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Abusive Debt Collection Operation, Puts Owner's Rap Career On Hold

The New York Attorney General shut down a network of debt collection agencies today that were run by convicted felon Tobias Boyland, who along with his colleagues impersonated police officers, threatened debtors with arrest, and told them they were being sued in civil court. Boyland is also an author and a musician, and he has an awesome website, bagsofmoney.us, which—warning—launches into a street-friendly rap song as soon as it loads.

Cop Brandishes Gun At McDonald's Because Order Takes Too Long

Cop Brandishes Gun At McDonald's Because Order Takes Too Long

A Denver police officer, annoyed that his McDonald’s order was taking too long, allegedly pointed his gun at the drive-thru attendant. Then he left without paying.

US Airways Employee Helps Roommate Smuggle Gun Aboard To Avoid Checking It

US Airways Employee Helps Roommate Smuggle Gun Aboard To Avoid Checking It

The AP is reporting that the employee charged with smuggling a unloaded handgun and ammunition aboard a US Airways flight was trying to help his roommate avoid checking it.

Passenger Spots Handgun Being Smuggled Past Airport Security

Passenger Spots Handgun Being Smuggled Past Airport Security

An eagle-eyed passenger at Philadelphia International Airport spotted another passenger handing a bag directly to an airline employee — skipping airport security. The passenger alerted the TSA, who located the US Airways flight and searched the bag. Guess what was inside? An unloaded handgun.

Credit Card Reform And Guns Are The New Peanut Butter And Jelly

Credit Card Reform And Guns Are The New Peanut Butter And Jelly

If the government decides to reform the credit card industry, you may be able to celebrate by bringing a gun into Yellowstone National Park and firing some celebratory shots into the air.

Drunk Old Man Shoots TV After DTV Converter Box Doesn't Work

Drunk Old Man Shoots TV After DTV Converter Box Doesn't Work

Maybe it was the hooch, or maybe it was the fact that he was missing his TMZ, but a 70-year-old man in Missouri was arrested yesterday for unlawful use of a firearm after he shot up his TV. According to Minneapolis/St. Paul news station KARE11, he “was angry that he had lost his cable, and was unable to get his new DTV converter to work properly.” According to his wife, he had been drinking.

DirecTV Installer Tips Himself By Stealing Your Roll Of Quarters And Gun

DirecTV Installer Tips Himself By Stealing Your Roll Of Quarters And Gun

Reader Angel writes that a DirecTV installer in Oklahoma added a cable to her house, and subtracted $10 in quarters and a nine millimeter.

FNH Gun Blew Up In Owner's Hand Because He Used Reloaded Ammo

FNH Gun Blew Up In Owner's Hand Because He Used Reloaded Ammo

The makers of Five-seveN handguns finished their evaluation of the gun the blew up in an owner’s hand and have determined that it was due to his error and not theirs. Details, inside…