Mark Roberts

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NRA 2015: Here's one expert's plan for home defense

Nationally known firearms instructor Rob Pincus started his home defense seminar Saturday at the NRA annual convention in Nashville by telling his …

Self Defense

Dubai's Museum of the Future Is a Ring-Shaped Trip Into the World of Tomorrow

Welcome to the museum of the future, aptly named the Museum of the Future.<p>This oblong building with a hollowed out center, looking like a cross between a Bajoran emblem and an onion ring, is the Museum of the Future. Set to open in Dubai in 2017, the wonder building fits in quite well with Dubai's …

Scientists Hack Into a Cockroach's Nervous System and Control Its Movements

Take a left, cyborg roach<p>Cyborg cockroaches (yes, totally a real thing) have received an upgrade: Scientists can now tap directly into their central nervous system and control their bodily functions, which is in no way unsettling. It's something you could (almost) make at home.<p>Using a cheap …

How To Make A Laser-Sighted Blowgun For Only $3

Broken window repairs not included<p>Blowguns are profoundly simple weapons. A tube for darts, powered by the shooter's lungs, is enough to guide silent projectiles swiftly through the air, embedding a narrow point in wood, concrete or whatever else is on the receiving end.<p>In February 1939, <i>Popular</i> …

A balloon to the beyond: World View on savoring space tourism

Jane Poynter wants you to take a trip to space that's as comfortable as a luxury cruise. She's spent two years living in the sealed research lab Biosphere 2, and serves as president of Paragon Space Development Corporation, where she led development of the life-support systems for the 2018 …

Negotiating the Taurus Curve

In my November 2014 Guns Magazine article, Curve Ahead, I introduced the new Taurus Curve to you and promised more information on two key aspects of …

The Secret History of Guns

The Ku Klux Klan, Ronald Reagan, and, for most of its history, the NRA all worked to control guns. The Founding Fathers? They required gun ownership—and regulated it. And no group has more fiercely advocated the right to bear loaded weapons in public than the Black Panthers—the true pioneers of the …

The conversation with a former gang member that changed the worldview of this pro-gun author

New York Times bestselling author Frank Miniter’s new book, “The Future of the Gun,” stresses that there are two gun cultures in America: one of law abiding, liberty-loving citizens who cherish their firearms for self-defense and hunting, and another of violent criminals who take advantage of the …

Why We Prefer Pictures: It's the Way We're Wired

<i>Abhilasha Shah is a PR/Communications Intern studying communications and psychology at the University of Michigan. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Let’s play a little game. See how long you can stay focused on the data and research …

Man with gun shot by police at north Utah hospital

NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Police shot a man wielding a gun inside a hospital emergency room in the northern Utah city of North Logan on Friday morning, officials said.<p>Authorities could not say whether there were any other injuries or what prompted the shooting at Cache Valley Hospital, located about …

Amid Hunt for Malaysian Plane, Ocean Swims With Missing Vessels

Ships lost at sea often elude current technology.<p>As satellites and search teams scour the Indian Ocean for signs of the missing Malaysian airliner and its 239 passengers and crew, somewhere in the vast expanses of the North Atlantic an empty Russian cruise ship has been lost for more than a year. …