Tombstone

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Oops: Real Bullets Fired in Wild West Re-Enactment

2 injured in mix-up at the OK Corral

(Newser) - Two people were hit with real bullets during a gunfight re-enactment in the Old West town of Tombstone that was supposed to involve blanks. The shooting occurred Sunday afternoon as two actors in the Tombstone Vigilantes group engaged in a standoff as they re-enacted an episode from the Arizona town... More »

Guy Re-enacts Tombstone Stunt, Kills Sister

He was hosting her birthday party when he dropped his gun and it fired

(Newser) - Some things are best left to the experts—or Hollywood stuntmen. A Florida man learned this the hard way when he attempted to re-enact an elaborate gunplay scene from the 1993 movie Tombstone and dropped his gun; it fired, the stray bullet struck his sister Renee Chaires in the neck,... More »

Tombstone of Hitler's Parents Comes Down

Austrian site had become shrine for neo-Nazis

(Newser) - Neo-Nazis have lost a familiar haunting ground: The tombstone identifying the burial site of Hitler's parents, Alois and Klara, has been removed from an Austrian cemetery, reports AP . The marker was taken away at the request of a relative, in part because it had become a shrine for extremists.... More »

The Wild West Had Gun Laws, and So Should We

It's time for 'commonsense restrictions'

(Newser) - Following Saturday’s tragic shootings, the Pima County sheriff referred to Arizona as “the Tombstone of the United States,” a clear reference to the silver-mining town that played host to the OK Corral shootout some 130 years ago. "The irony of (his) remark," writes Katherine Benton-Cohen... More »

Street Theater Sparks New Showdown at OK Corral

(Newser) - The Old West town of Tombstone, Ariz.—scene of the shootout at the OK Corral—is still swarming with gunmen. Actors, to be sure, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t bitter rivalries. Since a professional troupe rolled into town and started drawing tourists from the main drag... More »

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