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A Gun Lingo Glossary for Those Unfamiliar With Firearms A Gun Lingo Glossary for Those Unfamiliar With Firearms

There are a lot of gun terms thrown around in the media these days, like “clip,” “casings,” and “semi-automatic.” But if you’re not familiar with firearms, many of these terms might go over your head. This glossary of common gun lingo will help clear things up so you can be an informed part of the conversation.

What Sarin, Chlorine, and Other Chemical Weapons in the News Actually Do What Sarin, Chlorine, and Other Chemical Weapons in the News Actually Do

Last week, the United States and its allies France and the UK fired 105 missiles—most of them Tomahawks—at Syrian targets in an attempt to prevent future chemical attacks in the Syrian Civil War. But what are the alleged chemical weapons being used? And what exactly do they do to people? Here’s what you need to know.

These Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Marco Rubio Was Talking About These Are the Assault Weapon Ban Loopholes Marco Rubio Was Talking About

Last night, CNN held a town hall discussion with those affected by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, Florida officials, and an NRA rep. In attendance was Senator Marco Rubio, who had some things to say about the recently proposed and rejected assault weapons ban. He specifically mentioned “plastic…

Is It Legal to Own a Flamethrower? Is It Legal to Own a Flamethrower?

If you’re looking to buy one of Elon Musk’s high-tech flamethrowers for, you know, roasting nuts and stuff, you might be wondering about the legality of owning such a dangerous weapon—er, tool—in the good ol’ U.S. of A. I’ll give you a hint: flame on.

See What a Nuclear Bomb Would Do to Your Hometown See What a Nuclear Bomb Would Do to Your Hometown

Last week’s terrifying false missile alert in Hawaii has Americans asking one of our favorite questions, “What if it happened here?” While statistically, your hometown is probably not a nuclear target, historian Alex Wellerstein’s NUKEMAP shows you what it would look like.

How Do Missile Defense Systems Work?

You’re probably aware the U.S. has a missile defense system, and the thought alone makes you feel (relatively) safe and cozy here in the states. But do you know how these systems work? Or how effective they can be? They’re not the impenetrable shield you think they are.

What Is an EMP Bomb? What Is an EMP Bomb?

During a hearing on October 12th, experts warned the U.S. House of Representatives that an EMP bomb, likely from North Korea, could kill as many as 90% of all Americans within a year. But what is an EMP bomb? And could such a weapon really be that devastating?

Where in the World North Korea's Arsenal of Missiles Can Actually Reach Where in the World North Korea's Arsenal of Missiles Can Actually Reach

North Korea always seems to be in the news right now thanks to their aggressive threats and missile tests. The latter being the subject of many people’s doomsday fears. But where could they potentially strike with the missiles they have?

What's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and a Typical Atomic Bomb? What's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and a Typical Atomic Bomb?

On Sunday, North Korea detonated what they claimed to be a hydrogen bomb and the weapon test has prompted serious concern from the U.S. and allies. But what makes a hydrogen bomb scarier than a regular atomic bomb?

How to Survive Nuclear Fallout How to Survive Nuclear Fallout

It happened. Bright, white light flashed before your eyes, the power of the sun licked your skin, and you felt a shock wave of dust and debris plow through the city you call home. You’re one of the lucky ones, for now, but your struggle isn’t over yet—not even close.

What Happens When You Get Shot and How to Survive It What Happens When You Get Shot and How to Survive It

If you’re afraid of being shot, you’re not alone, and your fears are, unfortunately, justified. Guns kill almost 100 people in America every single day. Even worse, guns and the bullets they fire are not the hyper-precise weapons Hollywood makes them out to be. They’re messy, and they do a lot of damage you can’t see.…

Your Guide to All the Devastating Weapons You Hear About in the News Your Guide to All the Devastating Weapons You Hear About in the News

Check the news and you’re guaranteed to hear to about conflict in some part of the world. But there are a lot of weapon terms getting thrown around without explanation, and even people in the public eye are totally clueless about what these weapons do. Here’s everything you need to know about the MOAB, Tomahawk…

Utilize Daily Objects as Improvised Weapons in Self Defense Situations Utilize Daily Objects as Improvised Weapons in Self Defense Situations

If you're unlucky enough to be in a situation where you must defend yourself from an attacker, you should consider what objects around you make serviceable improvised weapons. Everyone knows about pool cues and beer bottles, but have you thought of using a cup of hot coffee or a metal pen as a potential weapon if your…

Top 10 DIY Hacks That Could Poke Your Eye Out Top 10 DIY Hacks That Could Poke Your Eye Out

Most of the DIY projects we feature around here are simple and uncontroversial. However, in honor of the Anarchist Cookbook's 40-year anniversary, we've decided to share our top 10 DIY projects that you may not want to try at home.

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