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]

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.