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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.…
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…
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…
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.