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Forum Post: NRA pushes for legalizing laser guns

Posted 10 years ago on May 20, 2013, 12:43 p.m. EST by wittlelittlecloud (-83)
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Houston Herald News, May 20th, p.24

Article by Michael Barnett

NRA representative Dwayne Peterson spoke about broadening the definition of legal guns during a weekend rally in Houston, Texas. The criteria for legal guns, he said, was too limited in view of recent technological advancements by the US army.

"The goal of the Second Amendment is to allow citizens to bear arms in order to protect themselves against a rogue government. But bearing arms that are unsuitable for defense does not protect us."

"In recent years, the US government has made considerable advances in military warfare to the point of creating military robots which can not only shoot and kill with pin point accuracy, but which can also be used for high-tech surveillance using heat sensing and facial recognition softwares."

"We need better guns to protect ourselves. This is 2013, and we are still using guns not much more advanced than the pistols of our long gone ancestors. Blessed them be."

"The future is laser guns. They allow better accuracy, and further shots. When shooting from a distance, there is no need to calculate ballistics because lasers don't fall like bullets. There is also no ricochet making them safer for the shooter."

Peterson later went on to say that the NRA will soon be preparing a proposal for a legislature which will be aimed at legalizing laser guns. He also stated that special shooting ranges would need to be built for target practice.

Laser guns are a fairly old technology, but they have only recently been perfected and become affordable. The NRA hopes that its members can eventually replace all their aging hand guns with modern laser weaponry.



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[-] 0 points by Timex (-3) 10 years ago

Oh sure. Laser guns, but its been 36 years and still no working lightsaber? That's fair.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago

There is no way in hell the state is going to allow the people to start carrying laser guns with their plans for 30,000 drones in the sky.

Not a chance.

[-] 0 points by wittlelittlecloud (-83) 10 years ago

We'll see how it plays out. The NRA usually has good influence in Washington.

[-] 0 points by Narley (272) 10 years ago

There is a company that just announced the manufacture of laser guided rifles. I couldn’t find the link, but I remember the news story. Basically it was a rifle with a computer and laser imbedded in the gun. I don’t know how it all works together, but the story said it’d make the most casual shooter a expert marksman in a few minutes. I think the price was around $25K.

The point is weapons technology is advancing just like everything else. Lasers are common on handguns, red dot holographic sights are still expensive, but can be bought. Trigger systems that make a semi-auto gun shoot as fast as a full-auto firing. Some basic handguns that will fit into your pocket that will accept the a six round magazine, and also accept a 30 round mag.

Now if they put some time and effort into non-lethal weapons. I’ve always thought there is a market for a non-lethal way to protect yourself.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 10 years ago

its called talking.

[-] 0 points by Narley (272) 10 years ago

OMG, you couldn’t really be that naïve. At least I hope not.

[-] 0 points by eterna (-93) from Montauk, NY 10 years ago

wasp spray and pepper spray work well.

[-] 0 points by Narley (272) 10 years ago

Yea, I carry pepper spray, just in case I shoot all my ammo :)

[-] -1 points by StaceBarnette (-17) 10 years ago

Crazy right wingers!!!

[-] -1 points by carrotstick (-1) 10 years ago

That is nuts!