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The Man Who Made Guns.

In the dusty outback of Queensland, a man named Mike O'Dwyer created "a hand gun that spoke several languages, broadcasted the conversation to the police, and fired lethal and non-lethal bullets. The gun was only able to be activated by the grip of the registered owner."

It was called the Vle (variable lethality enforcement weapon).

You can read more here.

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ceret
Mar. 26th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC)
Metal Storm has been doing some very spooky things with firearms over the last few years. I remember a demo of a prototype they showed that could shoot right through a 2' thick cement wall by firing lots of projectiles very very fast.
benpeek
Mar. 26th, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
i dunno, maybe it's just me, but i just can't help thinking 'do we really need this'? obviously the fellow is smart, why not make a demo of something to cure something?

sometimes i just sound like a lefty tree hugger and i don't know what to do with it... but, anyhow. i suppose there's a tech coolness to all this, but still...
ironed_orchid
Mar. 26th, 2004 11:09 pm (UTC)
I was expecting to be whisked of to some SF short story site. But instead it turns out to be a news story in The Age.
benpeek
Mar. 28th, 2004 01:55 am (UTC)
yeah, that's why i linked it. the future is now. it's death in your hands with a convient translator...
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