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94 Unusual Gun Uses

From Artfully Weaponized Literature to Fantasy Firepower

— May 31, 2011 — Art & Design
Guns and gun usage is one of the most controversial topics in modern society, but several alternate gun uses have softened the vitriol associated with the polarizing topic.

Alternate gun usages run the gamut of topics -- from designs used for marketing purposes to espresso machines -- guns are being used as a surefire way to draw attention from the general public and media outlets.

Some of the alternate gun uses in this collection include Shoot 'Em Up tees, Thought-Provoking Gun Designs, and even floral design firearms. My personal favorite has to be the electric guitar gun. This alternate gun usage takes real decommissioned firearms and turns them into beautiful musical instruments, not only stopping the cycle of violence in a gunshot riddled country (Colombia), but it creates beautiful music in its place.
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Block Rockin' Guns
Block Rockin' Guns
The Jenga Pistol Gives Players an Unfair Edge
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92
Flower Power Gun Battles
Flower Power Gun Battles
'Flower Warfare' from FreddieW Has Guns and Roses Aplenty
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91
Skin-Burning Guns
Skin-Burning Guns
The Pain Ray is an Assault Intervention Device to Keep Prisoners Behaved
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90
Doggie Bubble Guns
Doggie Bubble Guns
The Bubble Buddy is a Fun Way to Drive Your Pooch Wild
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89
Heavy-Duty Artillery Storage
Heavy-Duty Artillery Storage
Keep Your Guns Locked and Safe with the Hardy Pendleton Safe
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88
Distance-Deploying Weapons
Distance-Deploying Weapons
The Taser Grenade Will Surge You with a 50,000-Volt Charge
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87
Thought-Provoking Decor Designs
Thought-Provoking Decor Designs
Recycled Water-Gun Lamps by Luca Scarpellini Embody Many Ideas
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86
Text Weapons
Text Weapons
Oxfam and HeyStudio Team to Fight Injustice with Fonts
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85
Deadly Gamer Guns
Deadly Gamer Guns
The Modified Dead Space Plasma Cutter Can Pop Balloons and Light Matches
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84
Gigantic Grappling Guns
Gigantic Grappling Guns
The Batelle Grappling Hook is Perfect for Budding Batmen
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83
Temperature Guns
Temperature Guns
No-Touch Point-and-Shoot Infrared Digital Thermometer Gives You Distance
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82
Deadly Musical Instruments
Deadly Musical Instruments
An Actual Shotgun Guitar Has Been Seized in Sweden
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81
Bullet Hole Artworks
Bullet Hole Artworks
Walt Creel Aims to De-Weaponize the Gun
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80
Artillery Ecotecture
Artillery Ecotecture
The London Olympic Stadium is a first in Eco-Crime Fighting
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79
T-Shirt Gatling Guns
T-Shirt Gatling Guns
The Shockwave T-Shirt Canon Can Shoot Three Tees in a Second
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78
Shotgun Bedding
Shotgun Bedding
'The Backup' is Just Another Everyday Bedside Shotgun Rack
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77
Iconic Gamer Guns
Iconic Gamer Guns
The Portal Replica Gun Pays Tribute to the Game of the Same Name
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76
Painting With Bullets
Painting With Bullets
Military Folk Art by Matthew Stromberg
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75
Cherry Scented Smoke Guns
Cherry Scented Smoke Guns
The ‘Zero Fog Blaster' Rings Up a Big Boy Hit
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74
Gun Vase
Gun Vase
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73
High Velocity Coil Guns
High Velocity Coil Guns
DIY Video
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72
Espresso-Making Guns
Espresso-Making Guns
The il Tiro Provides a Convenient and Portable Way of Preparing Espresso
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71
War Trench Toys
War Trench Toys
'Bertie' the World War Robot Will Out-Live Us All
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70
Weaponized Gamer Suds
Weaponized Gamer Suds
The Duck Hunt Soap Gun is for Dirty Nintendo Fans
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69
Golfing Guns
Golfing Guns
Air Force Golf Ball Launcher
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68
Green Vacuum Guns
Green Vacuum Guns
The Eco-Vac by Jeremy Thorpe is Turbine-Powered
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67
Automatic Rifle Breakfasts
Automatic Rifle Breakfasts
Machine Gun Cooking Makes Bacon Real Crisp
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66
Floral Firearms
Floral Firearms
Kate Bauman Adds Mother Nature's Beauty to Deadly Weapons
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65
Cowboy Controllers
Cowboy Controllers
Win Channel-Changing Battles With a Trusty Gun-Shaped TV Remote
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64
Gun Art from Kildall
Gun Art from Kildall
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63
Handguns Made of Fast Food
Handguns Made of Fast Food
Eno Scares You Into Cleaning Your Hands
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62
Toy Brick Gatling Guns
Toy Brick Gatling Guns
The LEGO Machine Gun Packs a Serious Punch
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61
Recycled Gadget Guns
Recycled Gadget Guns
These Aaron Ristau Mechanical Sculptures are Fascinating
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60
Art Made of Guns
Art Made of Guns
PAPC Guns for Peace
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59
Big-Game Stun Guns
Big-Game Stun Guns
The Wildlife Taser is Made to Bring Down Bucks & Bears
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58
Faux Musical Guns
Faux Musical Guns
The Jarre Double Action Harmonica Pistol Shoots Out Bullets, Not Tunes
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57
Guns that shoot Teddy Bears
Guns that shoot Teddy Bears
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56
Electric Guitar Guns
Electric Guitar Guns
Colombian Sculptor Cesar Lopez Makes Music out Of Mayhem
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55
Gun-Crazy Governors
Gun-Crazy Governors
Sarah Palin's Arial Safari and Gun Practice
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54
Weapons Made of Straws
Weapons Made of Straws
Brawndo Energy Drink Uses Straw Firearms for Fully-Loaded Campaign
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53
High Tech Elastic Band Guns
High Tech Elastic Band Guns
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52
Java-Jolting Shotguns
Java-Jolting Shotguns
The Il Tiro Espresso Gun Brews the Perfect Espresso Shot
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51
Machine Gun-Equipped Autos
Machine Gun-Equipped Autos
Get Ladies like James Bond with His Original 1964 Aston Martin DB5
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50
Guns as Ubiquitous Accessories
Guns as Ubiquitous Accessories
Open Carry Movement
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49
Thumbprint Gun Guards
Thumbprint Gun Guards
The 'Fingerprint Gun' Makes Handguns in the Wrong Hands Useless
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48
Weapon-Wielding Wartography
Weapon-Wielding Wartography
Ken Hermann's 'Boys With Guns' Puts a Face on War
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47
Gothic Guns
Gothic Guns
Doris is a Fully Functional Steampunk Gun by Jonathan Alberico
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46
Inhaler Guns
Inhaler Guns
The Push-Button Palm Pistol for Senior Citizens
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45
Garden Hose Guns
Garden Hose Guns
'Design Reaktor Berlin' Pairs Young Designers With Industrial Companies
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44
Plush Weaponary
Plush Weaponary
Cuddly Guns From James Lassey are Macabre Comfy
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43
World's Smallest Gun
World's Smallest Gun
2" SwissMiniGun Fires Real Bullets
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42
Fake Gun Crafts
Fake Gun Crafts
MP Industries Felt Armory
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41
Double-Danger DIY Guns
Double-Danger DIY Guns
The Double Glock is a Two-Pistol Machine for Maniacal Mischief
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40
Water Gun Wars
Water Gun Wars
Soldiers Armed With Super-Soakers in the Amnesty International Ad Campaign
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39
Water Balloon Guns
Water Balloon Guns
Russian Roulette Style Balloon Gun Lets You Practice Safe Suicide
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38
Machine Gun Cell Phones
Machine Gun Cell Phones
Uzi Mobile
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37
Detailed Gamer Guns
Detailed Gamer Guns
The Dead Space Replica Gun is Perfect for Dead Space Fanboys
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36
Firearm Notebooks
Firearm Notebooks
Draw Dangerously With the .357 Magnum Revolver Artist Book by Strikebooks
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35
Gun Frying Pans
Gun Frying Pans
Over Easy Uzi
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34
Warfare Flash Drives
Warfare Flash Drives
The Crooks & Castles Bullet USB Takes Aim at Novelty PC Accessory Market
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33
Tampon Stun Guns
Tampon Stun Guns
The Pink Stinger is a Discrete Self-Defense Device
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32
Sewn-Up Shotguns
Sewn-Up Shotguns
Monte A. Smith Creates a Crocheted Gun Store Art Installation
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31
Rifle-Shaped Remains
Rifle-Shaped Remains
This Skeletal GFBV Campaign Petitions for an End to Gun Violence
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30
Assault Rifle Squirt Guns
Assault Rifle Squirt Guns
The AK47 Aqua Fire Proves That Water Fights are War
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29
Salacious Weapon Swaps
Salacious Weapon Swaps
The Pleasures Gun Swap Barters Adult Toys for Automatic Weapons
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28
Fire Extinguisher Guns
Fire Extinguisher Guns
Adam Scott Creates The 'X Sting Wish' for Bad Ass Fire Prevention
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27
Potato Gun Contests
Potato Gun Contests
Spud-Launching Science
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Fashionable Toy Guns
Fashionable Toy Guns
Couture House Lanvin Geeks it Up With Lego and Pacman
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25
Real-Life Military Ray Guns
Real-Life Military Ray Guns
The Laser Dazzler is Part Phaser, Part Light Saber
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24
Condom Guns
Condom Guns
Honey Trap Toys
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23
Convenient Mini Handguns (UPDATE)
Convenient Mini Handguns (UPDATE)
The Palm Pistol will be Produced in Late 2011
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22
Eco-Friendly Equalizers
Eco-Friendly Equalizers
Environmentally Conscious Sasaki Kogei's Wooden Guns
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21
Armor Apple Stickers
Armor Apple Stickers
Bloody Bullet MacBook Decal Makes Your Laptop Your Artillery Shield
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20
Fantasy Firepower
Fantasy Firepower
Dr. Grordbort's Realistic Ray Guns Cross Space Age With Steampunk
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19
Gamer Replica Guns
Gamer Replica Guns
The Fallout 3 AEP7 Laser Pistol Looks Completely Real
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Alcoholic Squirt Guns
Alcoholic Squirt Guns
Beer Blaster Lets You Spray Your Friends or Just Your Mouth
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Personalized Painted Pistols
Personalized Painted Pistols
Hard Corps Weaponry Customizes Your Gun Collection
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16
Custom Lego Weapons
Custom Lego Weapons
BrickGun
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Machine Gun Lighting
Machine Gun Lighting
Bedside Gun Lamp by Philippe Starck
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14
Midas Touch Artillery
Midas Touch Artillery
Peter Gronquist Strikes Again with Designer Gold Guns
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13
Offensive LEGO Figures
Offensive LEGO Figures
Shocking Toy Terrorists and Nazis
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12
Liquor Guns
Liquor Guns
Hijos De Villa Tequila Shooter
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11
Artfully Weaponized Literature
Artfully Weaponized Literature
Robert The's Bookguns Recycle Cast-Off Manuscripts
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10
Killer Papercrafts
Killer Papercrafts
Postleferguson's DIY Weapons, From Paper Grenades to Uzis
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9
Guns Disguised as Antiques
Guns Disguised as Antiques
Club Littlegun Curios
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8
Homemade Handguns
Homemade Handguns
Taiwanese Gangsters Use 12 Gauge DIY Handgun Revolvers
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7
Luxury Brand Firearms
Luxury Brand Firearms
Justin Melnick's 'Arm Me' is for Upscale Firearm Enthusiasts
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Lingerie Antlers
Lingerie Antlers
Victoria's Secret Angels Get Creative for GQ UK February 2010
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5
Guns Get Girlie
Guns Get Girlie
The Hello Kitty Gun
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4
$400,000 Shotguns
$400,000 Shotguns
J. Purdy & Sons Guns
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3
Guns for Girls
Guns for Girls
Pink Remington Shotgun
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2
Gaudy Guns
Gaudy Guns
Blinged-Out Firearms, Pretty Pistols and Swank Sidearms
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Firearm Tattoos
Firearm Tattoos
Inked Lethal Weapons So You Look Tough, Even in the Buff
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