Posts Tagged Gun
August 3, 2012
In Garden Grove, California the other day, a 65 year old woman with a gun chased 5 armed criminals out of her jewelry store. The video of this amazing incident (posted below) is quite funny, but it also demonstrates a very serious point. The streets of many of our largest cities are slowly but surely being transformed into a living hell as our society rots from the inside out. The criminals are always going to have plenty of guns. If we have no way to defend ourselves, then many of us will be at the mercy of the criminals. For example, imagine what would have happened if those 5 armed robbers had invaded her home at night? Without a gun, what could that 65 year old woman have done? The best she could hope for is that the criminals would take whatever they wanted and would not do any violence to her or to her family. Of course the police would show up later and “take a report”, but the police would not be able to undo any of the damage that the crooks had already done. This is especially true when it comes to violence against women. You can always replace your possessions, but you can never undo a sexual assault or a rape. America is being absolutelyoverrun by psychos these days, and if you don’t have a gun how in the world are you going to keep a pack of criminals from having their way with you or with members of your family? I realize that is a very disturbing thing to think about, but these are dark times that we are living in. As society continues to fall apart we are going to see home invasions because more twisted and more horrifying than ever before.
Without a gun, the 65 year old woman in the video below and her employees would have been at the mercy of whatever the criminals wanted to do.
Hopefully the criminals would have just grabbed a bunch of jewelry and left the store, but you never know.
The following is a description of this incident from the Los Angeles Times….
The attempted heist occurred Sunday at Continental Jewelry in the 12000 block of Brookhurst Street. Surveillance footage from the store shows a white SUV backing up to the front of the building and five men getting out, pillowcases in hand.
The men rush to the front of the counter and point handguns at the clerks and a customer. Seconds later the shots are fired and the men race back to the door, fighting to get out as the woman runs after them.
Video of this elderly woman shooting at these thieves and chasing them out of her store is posted below….
by: Steve Watson
July 24, 2012
Gun sales in Colorado and elsewhere in the country have spiked exponentially since Friday’s tragic mass shooting in Aurora.
The Denver Post reported today that 1,216 background checks were conducted in Colorado on Friday alone for people looking to purchase a gun. That equates to a 43 percent increase compared to the average number of checks for the previous two Fridays,
Friday through Sunday, Colorado approved a total of 2,887 background checks, again a 43% rise on the same period in the previous week.
“A lot of it is people saying, ‘I didn’t think I needed a gun, but now I do,’” Jake Meyers, a worker at the Parker gun store, told the Denver Post. “When it happens in your backyard, people start reassessing – ‘Hey, I go to the movies.’”
“It’s been insane,” Meyers added, referring to the amount of people seeking training for a concealed carry permit, a legal right in 49 of the 50 US states.
June 27, 2012
March 5th, 2012
Japanese researchers have developed a gun that can silence people in mid-sentence. The Speech-Jamming gun can effectively jam the words of speakers who are over 100 feet away simply by pointing its visor at them. While countless jokes can be made about that gun (i.e. “I could use that on my wife” or “It was specifically designed for Kanye West”), the real purpose of it are not as funny. The gun is indeed being promoted as something useful to “mediate debates” or to “facilitate the quelling of protests”. There’s already “talks” of having such guns in public places such as libraries.
When there’s a way to make you physically unable to speak, we can say that free-speech is literally in danger. Like, literally. Here’s an article from ExtremeTech about the Anti-1st-Amendment device.
New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big Brother future
Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun (pictured above) that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop people from speaking — but its second application is a lot more chilling.
The researchers were looking for a way to stop “louder, stronger” voices from saying more than their fair share in conversation. The paper reads: “We have to establish and obey rules for proper turn-taking when speaking. However, some people tend to lengthen their turns or deliberately interrupt other people when it is their turn in order to establish their presence rather than achieve more fruitful discussions. Furthermore, some people tend to jeer at speakers to invalidate their speech.” In other words, this speech-jamming gun was built to enforce “proper” conversations.
The gun works by listening in with a directional microphone, and then, after a short delay of around 0.2 seconds, playing it back with a directional speaker. This triggers an effect that psychologists call Delayed Auditory Feedback (DAF), which has long been known to interrupt your speech (you might’ve experienced the same effect if you’ve ever heard your own voice echoing through Skype or another voice comms program). According to the researchers, DAF doesn’t cause physical discomfort, but the fact that you’re unable to talk is obviously quite stressful.
Speech jammer, in a librarySuffice it to say, if you’re a firm believer in free speech, you should now be experiencing a deafening cacophony of alarm bells. Let me illustrate a few examples of how this speech-jamming gun could be used.
At a political rally, an audience member could completely lock down Santorum, Romney, Paul, or Obama from speaking. On the flip side, a totalitarian state could point the speech jammers at the audience to shut them up. Likewise, when a celebrity or public figure appears on a live TV show, his contract could read “the audience must be silenced with speech jammers.”
Then there’s Harrison Bergeron, one of my favorite short stories by Kurt Vonnegut. In the story’s dystopian universe, everyone wears “handicaps” to ensure perfect social equality. Strong people must lug around heavy weights, beautiful people must wear masks, and intelligent people must wear headphones that play a huge blast of sound every few seconds, interrupting your thoughts. The more intelligent you are, the more regular the blasts.
Back here in our universe, it’s not hard to imagine a future where we are outfitted with a variety of implanted electronics or full-blown bionic organs. Just last week we wrote about Google’s upcoming augmented-reality glasses, which will obviously have built-in earbuds. Late last year we covered bionic eyes that can communicate directly with the brain, and bionic ears and noses can’t be far off.
In short, imagine if a runaway mega-corporation or government gains control of these earbuds. Not only could the intelligence-destroying blasts from Harrison Bergeron come to pass, but with Delayed Auditory Feedback it would be possible to render the entire population mute. Well, actually, that’s a lie: Apparently DAF doesn’t work with utterances like “ahhh!” or “boooo!” or other non-wordy constructs. So, basically, we’d all be reduced to communicating with grunts and gestures.
- Source: ExtremeTech
Video Of The Device In Action: