In the "Technology & science" section of NBCNEWS.com
(This is a meta-article regarding sam biddle's gizmodo article: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94194.0
Reporter explores dark world of online weapons trade
Biddle found his answer in a virtual black market called "The Armory." It's difficult to access and nearly impossible to trace, he says. Purchases there require Bitcoin, an electronic currency.
Once you wiggle your way through the software hurdles and encryption layers required to even locate the gun mart, find the wares you want, negotiate with a seller, and transfer Bitcoin, you still have to receive an actual shipment of guns — in real life.