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(Business Insider)   As you sit there loading clips for your AK-47 and Glock, why don't you take a look at some of these impressive non-lethal weapons the military has developed. (Bonus: It's not a slide show)   ( businessinsider.com) divider line
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2012-12-20 04:37:39 PM  
2 votes:
A magazine is Guns and Ammo, which anyone who knows the difference between a clip and a magazine faps to.
2012-12-20 02:34:49 PM  
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A clip is a device that holds bullets in place for loading, generally by 'clipping' to them. You're thinking of magazines, which are usually fully enclosed and use either friction or spring tension to keep bullets in place.
2012-12-21 12:26:54 AM  
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Sherman Potter: Insatiable Jesus: Sherman Potter: This isn't a partisan issue, or even a gun issue. Google "police militarization" for a start. Then go find Radley Balko on HuffPo and read his stuff.

Well, in a way it is. When the Right (if the Right) ever launches their version of OWS, they will bring guns, apparently. That would maybe mean the deployment of some of these new technologies. For leftists, the old tear gas and a baton still works.

My point is, I'm not bringing this up because I'm some sort of wing-nut. I'm not. I absolutely believe that's the intended use of much of this technology.

Just look at what they (the "authorities") have done at the last few R/D national conventions, or G-10 summits.

These aren't weapons, they're instruments of control.

And that is what is so stupid about the whole thing. The Europeans seem to understand that if you let people assemble and air their grievances it acts as a sort of societal escape valve. In the US? God forbid traffic is disturbed! We're going to have to assault you with police. Thing is, in the long run its got to blow up in their faces at some point. Stupid authoritarians.
2012-12-20 06:48:01 PM  
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Sherman Potter: DrPainMD: Thank you, government, for wasting brazillions of taxpayer dollars on useless weapons to be used against imaginary threats. We have nukes... no foreign army is going to invade. We don't need ANY new weapons.

You're missing the point. These aren't for "imaginary threats," they're for us.

/notice how they're all non-lethal and mostly for crowd control?

This is the problem that no one seems to pick up on.

If you are building an army to use against your enemies, you buy weapons to destroy the armor and people who stand in your way. You don't mind a little ruination, but you have to deal with technical threat.
If your buying non lethal weapons (which are often banned or restricted by international rules) or automated drones (which have little value against a proper military force) it becomes obvious that your target isn't some foreign government.

You need to put down a threat that is very politically unpopular to kill.
These are toys for the home front.
2012-12-20 06:37:49 PM  
1 vote:
I thought blinding the enemy with lasers was against the Geneva Convention as it's universally understood to be a super dick move.
2012-12-20 03:49:04 PM  
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The Stealth Hippopotamus: I like rubber bullets, they make hippies cry.
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I've had worse from playing paintball.
2012-12-20 02:36:59 PM  
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Oh, and that heat beam isn't a concept, it works.
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