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JenniferProffitt
May 21 2014

Killer Fashion: Illinois Designers Provide Fashion for the Firearm-Friendly

The ink is barely dry on the new law in Illinois that allows some degree of concealed weapons before Chicago designers are taking to the streets to provide clothing for the firearms fashionista. One...
Crime HQ
April 8 2014

Life Lesson: Never Draw Straws to Test the Bulletproof Vest

You may think you're brave, but no one will be as brave as the man who tested out a new bulletproof vest in 1923. This picture was compiled along with 39 others of “Weird Historical Photos...
Crime HQ
March 6 2014

Babies Gunning For Trouble? Young Howitzer Seems Fine to Us

...baby name expert [Laura Wattenberg] took stock of the increase in gun and hunting-themed baby names. Her statistics [from 2002-2012] show a steady rise in firearm nomenclature.... “Colt,...
TeddyP
February 13 2014

Snow Pushes Man Over the Edge

A lot of us have been dealing with way too much snow lately. Many are dealing with it right now. But one particular individual has just about enough of the white nuisance. Pittsburgh's CBS KDKA...
courthas
February 11 2014

Fresh Meat: The Dealer and the Dead by Gerald Seymour

The Dealer and the Dead is the 27th international thriller by Gerald Seymour, featuring a small Croatian village that plans its revenge for decades following a deadly betrayal by an arms dealer (available...
Crime HQ
January 22 2014

What the Well-Dressed Target Wears: Bulletproof Bespoke

Taking a page from James Bond’s friend Q, the tailors at Garrison Bespoke in Toronto have devised impeccable attire for gentlemen in what we’ll call “high risk businesses”: the...
Crime HQ
January 20 2014

Yeah, I Called You a Dutch Rat Sniffer. It’s a Compliment!

Who are you calling “dirty”? Dutch police are training rats to sniff out drugs, gunshot and explosives residue, fire accelerants, and other substances that could implicate someone in a crime....
TonyHays
November 18 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know Continuing with... Oswald’s Weapons Training Inevitably, in any discussion of the Kennedy assassination, the question of Oswald’s...
TonyHays
November 15 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 1: Five Things We Now Know

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is quickly approaching on November 22nd.  And we’ve already been subjected to panel discussions, new books, letters...
Crime HQ
November 14 2013

Cremains of the Day: The Ultimate Parting Shot

Holy Smoke will place the ashes of your deceased loved ones inside live shotgun shells that you can “fire when ready” for a suitable send-off. (We’ve resisted making a “going...
AmberKeller
September 8 2013

Fresh Meat: Blade of Dishonor by Thomas Pluck

Blade of Dishonor by Thomas Pluck collects a three-part adventure—The War Comes Home, Devils and Dragons, and The Shadow Shogun—into the modern culmination of a centuries-old battle between...
HollyMenino
August 21 2013

On Red Herrings, Or Must Chekhov’s Gun Go Off?

Anton Chekhov is famously said to have decreed that “One must not put a loaded rifle on the stage if no one is thinking of firing it.” This edict has been reported by a number of his contemporaries,...
Crime HQ
August 9 2013

Shirley Temple Never Brings a Bat to a Gun Fight

Slate's crime blog has dubbed a bat-wielding thief who tried to rob a gun store “dumbest of all the the dumb criminals,” pointing out that “Mosley could’ve made things easier...
SusanSpann
June 29 2013

Kunoichi: Female Ninja Spies of Medieval Japan

Most Westerners think of ninjas as black-masked men with swords who appear from the shadows and strike without warning. But not all ninja assassins were male, and not all of them walked in shadow. Female...
Crime HQ
June 12 2013

Parenting, Justified-Style

Justified's Raylan Givens is about to be a parent. Every person takes on parenting in different ways and we're sure that'll be no different once there's a giggling baby Givens out there....
CToohey
June 5 2013

The Epic Can-Do of Thumbs & Ammo

“Real tough guys don't need guns, they just need a positive, can-do attitude.” This is the proposition behind the amazeballs Thumbs & Ammo blog that goes out proving it,...
Crime HQ
January 31 2013

Screw You!, and Other Uses for a Revolver-Shaped Screwdriver

If you’ve ever perused the website, Things You Never Knew Existed, you have found some pretty weird stuff. While the holiday season is behind us, this might be a good gift to keep in mind for...
StevenJohn
December 26 2012

The Strangest Weapons Real “Mad Scientists” Tried to Make

You know the look well: crazy white hair sticking out in all directions, coke-bottle thick goggles held fast across wildly staring eyes, while thickly gloved hands (black rubber gloves, no doubt)...
LauraKCurtis
December 24 2012

High Caliber Jewelry

What happens to the guns collected in buybacks? To the shell casings collected at crime scenes after their use as evidence has expired? If you’re Jewelry for a Cause’s Jessica Mindich, you...
Crime HQ
December 20 2012

Quickdraw: Internet Movie Firearms Database?

Ever wonder what gun was used in your favorite film or TV show? Do you ever wish you were that person who knew the 1874 gun couldn’t have been used in that movie that took place in 1850?...
Crime HQ
November 13 2012

A Bandage for Every Occasion?

Did you encounter a ninja and live to tell about it? Do you want to brag about it to your friends but don’t quite know how? Well, we’ve got the product for you! Recently making the...
Crime HQ
November 12 2012

Double-Barrel Bond

Skyfall hit theaters this week, and almost immediately we began seeing people saying “Bond says he has a rifle, but it’s clearly a double-barreled shotgun.” Well, no. Actually, it’s...
Crime HQ
November 9 2012

In Case of Zombies, Break Glass

With the East Coast still struggling to recover from the recent storms, it’s not such a huge leap to start wondering what you would do in case of zombie attack. Sure there are survival kits and...
Master_Blaster
November 2 2012

You Used Your Machete on Whom?

There I was, knee deep in hand grenade pins, the Soviets rolling over the hill in T72 tanks, me with only a P38 and the pucker factor of a gnat’s ass. Wait. Wrong story. Back up, let...
Crime HQ
October 24 2012

Violently Beautiful, the Art of Music

What happens when an artist dedicated to nonviolence is given a bunch of reclaimed weapons? He teaches us that when we discard our hate, we can all make beautiful music together. The instruments...
LauraKCurtis
August 10 2012

Guy Orders TV, Gets Assault Weapon

You know how it goes. You order a sandwich with mustard and pickles and you get one with mayo and onions instead. In a somewhat more dangerous twist on the same theme, DCist reports that Seth...
Crime HQ
May 31 2012

Weaponized Kitty is Coming for You!

Everyone who has ever been around or had a cat knows that their feline friend is just biding their time before they can dominate the world. (Their cuteness is just a ploy!) The owner of this particular...
DeborahLacy
April 12 2012

Could You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?

It’s a tough question, but one all of us should be prepared to answer, and seeing how it is Undead April here at CrimeHQ, there is no time like the present.   There are several tools available—ranging...
Crime HQ
March 21 2012

When Zombies Attack: Zombie Tools Blades

So, ok, you’ve stocked up on Zombie Ammo and you’ve trained with the Zombies Run! app so you can keep moving, collecting goodies, and avoid zombies whenever possible.  But sometimes, running...
LauraKCurtis
March 12 2012

Zombie Ammo!

My husband saw this at the tactical supply shop. Because he’s always thinking of me, and knows I am always thinking of you, he immediately came home and told me about it. You see, sometimes, no matter...