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27 Deadly Devices

From Homemade Handguns to Midas Touch Artillery

— April 22, 2012 — Art & Design
Looking at these deadly devices it becomes obvious that as time goes on, society's obsession with violence continues to grow. Many innovations in regards to firearms or knives can be directed towards non-violent purposes, such as hunting or sporting activities. However, a knife that does the twisting for you exists for one purpose only: effectively killing your target.

The obsession with gun culture couldn’t be more articulated than with such inventions, as exemplified by the dual-firing pistol or umbrella firearm. This could either be indicative of a general rise in anxiety or the need to feel on top in regards to who can better determine who lives and who dies.

Funny and disturbing, the baby carriage outfitted to act as a gun rack goes to show that infants are quite literally being brought up in an environment wrought with aggression.
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Deadly Musical Instruments
Deadly Musical Instruments
An Actual Shotgun Guitar Has Been Seized in Sweden
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Heavy Duty Combat Torches
Heavy Duty Combat Torches
The Surefire UB3T Invictus Shines with a Vengeance
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Badass Garden Weaponry
Badass Garden Weaponry
The Special Forces Shovel Does More than Just Scoop
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Automatic Rifle Breakfasts
Automatic Rifle Breakfasts
Machine Gun Cooking Makes Bacon Real Crisp
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Big-Game Stun Guns
Big-Game Stun Guns
The Wildlife Taser is Made to Bring Down Bucks & Bears
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Heavily Armored Segways
Heavily Armored Segways
The T3 NLRV is Designed for Extreme Crowd Control
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Elderly Security Walkers
Elderly Security Walkers
The Zap Cane Provides Mobility and Safety
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Umbrella Firearms
Umbrella Firearms
The 'Rifle Styled Umbrella' Helps You Stay Dry and Deadly
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Celebratory Celebrity Knives
Celebratory Celebrity Knives
James Franco's Brad Renfro Forever Switchblade Shows Love and Respect
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Suicidal Revolvers
Suicidal Revolvers
One-Shot Weapon for Macabre Social Commentary
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Armored Baby Carriages
Armored Baby Carriages
Comes With Sadistic Cradle and Sinister Walker
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Double-Danger DIY Guns
Double-Danger DIY Guns
The Double Glock is a Two-Pistol Machine for Maniacal Mischief
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Monstrous Power-Packing Revolvers
Monstrous Power-Packing Revolvers
Kick Ass & Take Names With the Raging Judge
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Dual-Firing Guns
Dual-Firing Guns
The AF2011-A1 Double Barrel Pistol by Arsenal Firearms is a One-Shot Kill
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Convenient Mini Handguns (UPDATE)
Convenient Mini Handguns (UPDATE)
The Palm Pistol will be Produced in Late 2011
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Badass Pump-Action Shotguns
Badass Pump-Action Shotguns
Creek Stewart Creates the Ultimate Survival Tool
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Armed Infant Carriages
Armed Infant Carriages
Tactical Baby Strollers Deter Potential Baby Snatchers
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Deadly Lightweight Knives
Deadly Lightweight Knives
The Escort Carbon Fiber Dagger Bundle is Meant for Self-Defence
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$820,000 Handmade Rifles
$820,000 Handmade Rifles
The VO Falcon Edition is an Expensive Hunting Rifle
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Midas Touch Artillery
Midas Touch Artillery
Peter Gronquist Strikes Again with Designer Gold Guns
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Handgun Conversion Kits
Handgun Conversion Kits
The TRIARII from Hera Arms Turns Pistols into Long Range Rifles
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Undead Military Blades
Undead Military Blades
Ka-Bar Zombie Killer Knives Prepares You to Kick Ass in the Apocalypse
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Wireless Weaponry
Wireless Weaponry
Armatix .22 cal at the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show
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Homemade Handguns
Homemade Handguns
Taiwanese Gangsters Use 12 Gauge DIY Handgun Revolvers
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Luxury Brand Firearms
Luxury Brand Firearms
Justin Melnick's 'Arm Me' is for Upscale Firearm Enthusiasts
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Twisted Blade Knives
Twisted Blade Knives
The 'Jagdkommando Integral Tri-Dagger' is Controversial
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