100 Interesting Facts About Guns

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76Terry Kath

The final words of Terry Kath (from the band Chicago) were "Don't worry, it's not loaded" whilst playing with guns


77. The Songhai Empire collapsed following a battle when their army released 1000 cattle to charge the invading Moroccans but the cattle turned around and stampeded the Songhai because the Moroccans fired their guns and cannons.


78. In 2008, a man named Bruce Jeffrey Pardo dressed up as Santa and used a homemade flamethrower and several guns to terrorize his ex-wife's family as revenge for their divorce


79. An American WWII fighter pilot named Robert "Bob" Klingman tried to open fire on a Japanese spy plane only to find his guns were jammed. So he used his propeller as a giant buzzsaw and chopped the tail off the enemy plane.


80. After Jesse James' death in 1882, his mother bought many second-hand guns and would sell them claiming them to have belonged to Jesse, leading many people to believe they owned a gun that had belonged to the infamous outlaw


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81Nunchucks

In Arizona, it is legal for any citizen to carry a gun, but it is illegal to carry nunchucks.


82. The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that all families must own a gun.


83. Bhanbhagta Gurung saved his pinned unit from a sniper with his rifle. Gurung didn't wait for orders and rushed to the nearest foxhole taking out the enemies with grenades, his bayonet, and Kukri; Taking 5 enemy positions single-handed, against light machine guns.


84. Men in India receive a free gun license if they get a vasectomy


85. At the start of WWI, Italy developed the Villar Perosa Double Machine Gun that could fire 1200-1500 rounds per minute, but they were unable to figure out a practical use for it until the end of the war.


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86Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan's may have killed as many people with swords and arrows as WWII did with tanks, guns, and the nuclear bomb


87. Mitchel Johnson and Andrew Golden spent less than a decade in prison after murdering four students and a teacher. Despite both men seeking out guns soon after being released, their current whereabouts and identities are unknown.


88. In Switzerland every male must attend military training and is required to keep his weapon afterward, giving the country one of the highest gun ownership rates in the world.


89. Boxing trainer Teddy Atlas put a gun to 15 Year Old Mike Tyson's head and threatened to kill him after Tyson groped Teddy's 12-Year-Old relative.


90. Robert Erskine Childers, an Irish Nationalist who smuggled guns into Ireland during their civil war and was sentenced to death, shook hands with the firing squad members and told them when they were about to shoot "Take a step or two forward, lads. It will be easier that way."


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91Dip Prasad Pun

Dip Prasad Pun, a Gurkha soldier, single-handedly fought off at least a dozen Taliban assaulting him. He fired more than 400 rounds, launched 17 grenades, detonated a mine, and used his tripod as a weapon when his gun failed.


92. The OSS director once showcased the then newly invented gun silencer to president Franklin D. Roosevelt by shooting 10 rounds at a sandbag in the oval office without Roosevelt noticing, and then handing him the smoking gun.


93. Two 6-year olds were suspended from school for playing cops and robbers and forming their fingers into an imaginary gun


94. There is a gang dubbed the "The Pink Panthers" who have stolen 100's millions of dollars from banks and jewelers in crazy fashion (dressed in drag with prosthetics, fleeing in speed boats) oh, and they broke their leader out of prison using machine gun fire and a rope ladder


95. Marvin Gaye gave his father the gun that killed him as a Christmas gift


96SwissMiniGun C1ST

The world's smallest, fully functioning gun (SwissMiniGun C1ST) can fit in the palm of your hand.


97. In 1946 citizens ended corruption in their small Tennessee town by stealing guns from a National Guard armory, surrounding 50 cops in the town jail, and wounding dozens of officers with bullets and dynamite.


98. British paratrooper Joshua Leavey took on Taliban fighters while running through heavy machine gun fire multiple times in order to rescue an injured US Marine Captain.


99. During the WWII, Khanpasha Nuradilov a Chechen native was credited with over 920 confirmed kills, taking 12 prisoners, and capturing nine machine guns.


100. In the United States, any violent crime committed with a gun equipped with a suppressor has a minimum prison sentence of 30 years.

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