Weapons

Fact: Gun manufacturers make money from SOME video games

Fact: Gun manufacturers make money from SOME video games

As we enter February of 2013 we're finding ourselves inundated with news about gun violence in the USA with special focus on school shootings and how this all relates to video games - and today one gun manufacturer has made one perfectly clear connection between the two. Not a connection between gun violence in the shooting of human beings and video games, or between this man's firearms and the murder of innocent victims, but between his business and the video game industry. In one simple affirmation, Ralph Vaughn of Barrett Rifles has shown how cash flows from one to the other.

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DNA tagging bullets mark criminal suspects for arrest

DNA tagging bullets mark criminal suspects for arrest

Let's say a criminal suspect is on the run, and as a police officer, you begin to chase them down. You then realize you can't keep up with them, so you pull out a specially-made gun and fire a DNA tagging bullet at them. They're non-lethal, but the pellets leave a mark on the suspect that lasts for weeks, and it can help authorities identify suspects the easy way.

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Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Vice President Biden to discuss gun violence in Google+ Hangout tomorrow

Due to the recent shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newtown, Connecticut, the topic of gun violence and gun control has reached an all-time high. Many lawmakers are blaming violent video games as the culprit, while others think that we just need stricter gun control policies. Vice President Joe Biden will be addressing these kinds of concerns tomorrow during a Google+ Hangout at 1:45 PM ET.

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EA gives weapons manufacturers the boot from Warfighter website

EA gives weapons manufacturers the boot from Warfighter website

Electronic Arts made waves throughout the gaming community when it started showcasing real-world weapons in marketing for Medal of Honor: Warfighter, but today the publisher is beginning to distance itself from its relationship with arms makers. Originally, the Medal of Honor: Warfighter website displayed the logos of various arms manufacturers along with links their products, allowing players to browse guns, knives, and other combat gear. While those logos are still present on the Warfighter website, the links have been removed.

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North Korea rocket launch prompts widespread nuclear threat fears

North Korea rocket launch prompts widespread nuclear threat fears

North Korea has successfully launched a rocket into space, deploying a weather satellite but raising international fears that the militant state is one step closer to a nuclear weapons system. Launched at 7:49AM EST, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, the missile was described as "a peaceful project" by a spokesperson from the North Korean Foreign Ministry, but met with widespread criticism from the US government and other countries.

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