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  • Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor

    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • Dallas police to use ‘sponge guns’ in latest move to prevent deadly cop shootings

    04/28/2016 12:51:50 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 76 replies
    Dallas News ^ | April 28, 2016 | Tasha Tsiaperas
    Some Dallas police officers will soon be toting “sponge guns,” weapons aimed at reducing the chances of a deadly officer-involved shooting. Police booster group Safer Dallas Better Dallas announced Thursday that it plans to raise $250,000 to help pay for more than 100 launchers that shoot sponge pellets. The “less lethal” weapons are meant to disarm and incapacitate someone from up to 100 feet away, police officials said.
  • Missouri State Considers Banning Nerf Guns After Campus Lockdown

    12/16/2013 3:05:17 PM PST · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-16-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Missouri State University officials are discussing whether to ban nerf guns after a professor confused the toy for a real gun. CBS Local reported: Missouri State University officials are discussing whether to limit or ban the use of Nerf guns used in a popular weeklong campus game. About 500 people took part in October’s “Humans vs. Zombies” game, in which players try to tag other people, who then become zombies. The humans can defend themselves by stunning the zombies with Nerf guns or balled-up socks. During October’s game, a professor called 911 and put a classroom on lockdown after thinking...
  • The War on Fun: Missouri State want to ban nerf guns

    11/07/2013 6:46:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/2013 | Robby Soave
    Toy nerf guns — the weapon of choice for students participating in Missouri State University’s semi-annual “Humans vs. Zombies” live-action game — may be the latest casualty of irrational anti-gun hysteria at American universities.Humans vs. Zombies, a once-per-semester tradition at the Springfield campus, involves students using toy nerf guns to shoot foam bullets at each other. Almost 500 students played the most recent iteration of the game last month.“I get really excited for it,” said Chad Holmes, a faculty advisor for Live Action Society, the group that hosts the game, in a statement to Ozarks First. “It’s my favorite game...
  • Nerfs trigger warning shot (Australia)

    12/05/2011 3:51:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views
    TOY guns called Nerfs are creating a storm in Australia, with experts warning families to be cautious. The plastic toys Nerf stands for non-exploding recreational foam are so popular, some families are holding Nerf parties. Ingrid Heffernan, of Seven Mile Beach in Tasmania, said her family had grown accustomed to living with Nerfs, which shoot foam darts with suction cups. Sons Jacob, 11, and Luke, 8, collect them. "They love them. I'm very used to being shot with them. I have a go too," Mrs Heffernan said. She did not feel they had any negative impact. "I really don't think...
  • Hasbro introduces extremely less lethal line of weapons

    04/01/2011 7:42:22 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    Police One ^ | 1 April 2011 | Police One Staff
    A new line of weaponry from the Hasbro Corporation gaining rapid acceptance among police administrators and politicians. The first product from is Hasbro (which is not affiliated with Mattel, Glock, or any other maker of plastic toys) is the brightly-colored NerfMillimeter sidearm that launches a rapid fire cluster of soft yellow pellets. Upon seeing the NerfMillimeter, a major metro chief — who is considered as soft as a feather pillow even by the willowy local politicians — was quoted as saying, “the device will save thousands in litigation — much more than enough to offset the increased cost of police...
  • Cops Charge 7-Year-Old for Bringing [Nerf-style] Toy Gun to Class

    02/04/2011 12:21:44 PM PST · by grundle · 93 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Feb 3, 2011 | TERESA MASTERSON and DAVID CHANG
    A 7-year-old child allegedly shot a Nerf-style toy gun in his Hammonton, N.J., school Jan. 18. No one was hurt, but the pint-size softshooter now faces misdemeanor criminal charges. Hammonton Police began an investigation into the “suspicious activity” at the Hammonton Early Childhood Education Center Jan. 18 after school officials alerted them to the incident. The "gun" the child brought to school was a $5 toy gun, similar to a Nerf gun, that shoots soft ping pong type balls, according to the school's superintendent. Officials also say that there was no evidence of anyone being threatened. The child's mother told...
  • 12 Hacked Nerf Superweapons

    01/15/2010 10:57:12 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 14 replies · 1,838+ views ^ | 1/15/10 | Sean Fallon
    I'm a grown man and I love Nerf guns. I'm not alone either, which is why modders look to trick them out with new looks and new capabilities. Check out Oobject's list for 12 of the best Nerf mods. [Oobject]
  • University of Colorado bans Nerf guns (yes, you are reading that correctly)

    12/11/2009 5:43:06 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies · 1,041+ views ^ | 12/11/2009 | Staff
    DENVER | It was a rough week for gun rights in Colorado. First, Colorado State University voted to ban concealed firearms on campus. Then the University of Colorado went a few steps further and cracked down on another nefarious threat: Nerf guns. Plans for a student-led game of humans vs. zombies took a hit after campus security officials discovered that players intended to use the popular orange-and-green toy weaponry. Simulated guns, even those that shoot spongy Nerf balls, are banned at the University of Colorado. The game, a national craze on college campuses, involves "zombie" students attempting to eliminate "human"...
  • CU campus police shut down NERF game

    12/09/2009 9:36:41 AM PST · by Still Thinking · 44 replies · 1,565+ views
    Cleveland gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 8, 2009 | Daniel White
    Students at the University of Colorado are being told by campus police that their planned game of "Humans vs. Zombies" must be canceled because of a campus ban on toys that look like guns. The planned game would divide participants into "humans" and "zombies" with the human team defending themselves with NERF guns. Campus police "[fear] they could be painted to look like a real weapon and someone could become alarmed and notify authorities, who would have to respond." "If we have people playing a game and someone happens to be walking and sees someone crouched down with something that...
  • Nerf Sues MOG Game Companies for Slander

    07/28/2004 1:19:43 PM PDT · by Frapster · 21 replies · 825+ views ^ | July 28, 2004 | Andrew
    In a move that surprised many video game industry officials, the children’s toy manufacturer Nerf filed a slander lawsuit against every major marketer of massive online games. In a press release Nerf stated that they were suing for monetary compensation for profits lost as a result of the slander perpetrated by the gaming companies. Online game companies have long been in the habit of reducing the capabilities of characters, weapons, spec lines, and other game related mechanics while increasing the capabilities of their billing computers. This situation lead to the creation of the Internet slang term “nerf” which has come...
  • Neighbor twice called police over pranksters (teen prankster)

    10/28/2003 4:22:31 AM PST · by lifacs · 551 replies · 370+ views
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | Tuesday, October 28 | Dani Davies, Jane Musgrave and Pamela Pérez
    Tuesday, October 28 Neighbor twice called police over pranksters By Dani Davies, Jane Musgrave and Pamela Pérez, Palm Beach Post Staff Writers Tuesday, October 28, 2003 Saturday wasn't the first time pranksters targeted Jay Levin. Three years ago, his suburban Boca Raton home was shot with paint balls that left holes in two front windows, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report. A year later, he reported a small hole in the bedroom window of his Woodbury Road house. Just after midnight Friday, Levin shot back. Mark Drewes, a Pope John Paul II High School student whose family...
  • Teens' Nerf guns raise ruckus

    05/06/2004 7:43:08 AM PDT · by TC Rider · 30 replies · 1,625+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | 05/06/2004 | Sheila McLaughlin
    BLUE ASH - Dressed in camouflage, their skin smeared with dark paint, the young warriors lie in wait in bushes for hours before dawn to ambush an opponent leaving for school. Blue Ash Police Officer Michael Bray checks out a homemade soft-dart gun at police headquarters. On the table are confiscated homemade and commercially produced Nerf dart guns and two-way radios. The Cincinnati Enquirer/GLENN HARTONG With an eye on a $1,600 prize for the last team standing, they track one another at work, baseball games, even church youth gatherings, looking for a "kill." They hire informants to spy, and friends...