weapons

  • A Munitions Expert Weighs in on Last Month's Chemical Attacks in Damascus

    Independent munitions expert Eliot Higgins, a.k.a. "Brown Moses," has put forward a particularly convincing case linking the regime to the sarin gas attacks, which corroborates firmly with the information gathered by NGOs and the intelligence agencies...

  • Libya Is Getting Better and Better for Teenage Arms Dealers

    Clashes have broken out in Libya between militias as they clamor for power. A metaphor for Libya's infatuation with violence can be found in the changing of the wares for sale on Tripoli's Al Rashid Street. Innocuous fireworks have been replaced by...

  • This Egyptian Lingerie Salesman Is Now an Illegal Weapons Dealer

    Citizens in Egypt are arming themselves. The porous border with Libya combined with the looting of police stations during the revolution has flooded the country with illegal weapons. I sat down with a lingerie salesman turned arms dealer to learn more...

  • Philip K. Dick's 4-Dimensional Gun

    3D-printed guns? Please. Here's what the late sci-fi master had to say about the ultimate weapon.

  • On the Road with Libya’s Lions of the Desert

    The smoke from Taha’s massive cone joint flowed through the cabin of our silver Hummer. The A/C was on high and blew long fingers of smoke to the back seat. We were all mellow. Taha’s aviator sunglasses hid his tiny black eyes as he cranked the volume...

  • Shooting the Shit

    War reeks. If smells can sometimes act as forceful memory triggers, it’s no surprise that militaries found a way to robotize the stink and use it as a tool of deception, dispersion, or fear.

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  • Defending the Right to Print Arms

    Forget one laptop for every child. The Wiki Weapons Project promises 3D-printed handguns for everybody!

  • The Firearm Treatment

    The best way to sell weapons is to make music videos.

  • The Water of War

    The world's largest, gnarliest weapons expo has never been this refreshing.

  • Hobo Hunt Is Appalling

    Smug, rich people have found a new way to laugh at the poor.

  • Vice Fashion - The Future Of Weapons

    Knife crime in the UK is out of control. Five percent of all crimes committed last year involved a blade. It’s got so bad, the government just introduced a new law that means even possessing one in public means you face five years in prison.

  • Anarchy In The Uk

    Casual violence is a lot more popular in Britain than in America because guns are so much harder to buy.