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  • CT:PD: Zip gunmaker has been making guns for years

    10/30/2013 8:05:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies ^ | 25 October, 2013 | Jill Konopka and Joseph Wenzel IV
    Zip guns are dangerous and shockingly easy to make, according to police. One New Haven resident has been making them and has been doing it for a while. These homemade weapons were powerful enough to kill. New Haven police found a zip gun on one of three juveniles arrested in a pair of East Rock robberies over the weekend. Detectives later arrested a fourth teen on Mountain Ridge Terrace. The juvenile, whose name is not being released due to his age, was accused of making and selling up to a dozen different fully functioning zip guns for $200 apiece. According...
  • The $2 9mm ZIP gun

    01/27/2013 3:08:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 38 replies ^ | 27 January, 2013 | NA
    Found this little gem today, thanks to Say Uncle. A $2 Zip gun. What you need? Rubber dishwashing gloves A 3/8ths inch female to female coupling A 2″ 3/8ths inch pipe A 3/8ths to 1/4-inch adapter A drill bit wrapped in duct tape (a 10- to 16-penny nail or similar will suffice in lieu of the drill bit) A round of 9mm ammo, with the case wrapped in duct tape. Want to know the best part? If you make this for your personal use only, it’s completely legal. You can’t sell it or give it away, because that would be...
  • Lake Worth man Manny Garrido charged after shooting himself with homemade gun, police say

    08/08/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 14 replies
    wptv ^ | 08/07/2012 | Ed Komenda
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Manny Garrido liked to tinker. But the 23-year-old may have tinkered one too many times when he built his own handgun and promptly shot himself in the leg with it. Bored, broke and unable to drive on a license suspended after a car crash, Garrido passed time building things. Resources weren't hard to find in his father's Lake Worth backyard, where you could often hear the buzz of impact wrenches and low growl of classic cars, like dad's '87 'Vette or '84 Trans-Am. But it was his last mechanical project that landed him in jail....
  • California man turned water gun into shotgun, police say.

    05/22/2012 3:38:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 63 replies ^ | May 22, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>FRESNO, Calif. A California man was arrested after authorities discovered the "Super Soaker" water gun he was wearing around his neck had been turned into a working shotgun, Fox affiliate KMPH reports.</p> <p>Fresno police approached 54-year-old Randy Smith when they noticed the water gun around his neck Saturday because they had been recently briefed on people turning toys into working weapons.</p>
  • Man admits to carjacking, firebombing, robberies

    06/19/2009 3:57:09 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 777+ views
    NH ^ | Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | n/a
    NEW HAVEN SNIPPET: "Thompson was charged over the weekend with the June 6 carjacking at Church and Chapel streets and is under investigation for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail over the fence at the Yale power plant at 18 Tower Parkway June 7. He told Detective Wayne Bullock that Allah instructed him how to melt down the plant, according to documents filed in court Monday. It didnt cause any damage." SNIPPET: "Police recovered the stolen Nissan Sentra. After Thompsons confession, bomb technicians spent hours in a wooded grove near the Kimberly Avenue bridge after he claimed he had buried...