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Police need a cannon? According to Fox News they have one......

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TexasRifleman, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. TexasRifleman

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    Article mentions "non lethal" but I sure as hell don't see how :)

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,335801,00.html

    From the article......

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  2. zxcvbob

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    It's painted black, I guess that makes it "tactical". ;)
     
  3. arthurcw

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    Um... How... What if...

    *raises hand*

    Um... What happens when a 44.5 pound jug of water sails through the air at even its SLOWEST cruising speed and whacks into said hostages? Less lethal than being hit with a 44.5 pound brick? Less lethal than a 44.5 pound hunk of anything?

    Maybe they can get one of the mounted patrols to dramatically point a sword and yell, "FIRE!"

    In 200 years, they'll be "Civil War II" re-enactors wheeling one of these into the field and arguing, "IT IS TOO PERIOD! I found a reference to it on an old news archive!"
     
  4. pdowg881

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    I don't see how that's non lethal. Sure it's purpose of breaking barriers is non lethal , but if you shoot a 45 pound water jug at a person it probably could be letal. Dropping a 45 gallon jug on my head from two feet in the air would likely break my neck.
     
  5. DoubleTapDrew

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    Water balloon fights will never be the same.
     
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    Come on guys! Now how can you have a halfway decent paranoid security state that sees its own citizens as potential enemies unless you cultivate an us versus them mentality among law enforcement and then arm them in a paramilitary fashion? I'm just glad that the Department of Homeland Insecurity is able to give them enough money to afford these kinds of weapons. I for one sleep a lot better at night knowing that the local PD can blow the snot out of my neighbor's home on a whim.
     
  7. TexasRifleman

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    I'm just thinking about a couple redneck buddies of mine that are really good welders.

    This thing would take them about an hour and a half to build.

    Might have to look into it :)
     
  8. Rokyudai

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    Pssh...that's just the cannon that launches the "I love NY" t-shirts at Madison Square Garden. :neener:
     
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    It looks and sounds retarded, and I don't want to label anyone involved, but...



    eta- lawsuits waiting to be initiated
     
  10. stubob2517

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    Looking at the air cylinder at the back end even if it can be reloaded in seconds I don't think they will get many shots off.

    My money is on the ray gun crew;)
     
  11. arthurcw

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    That's not a half bad idea.

    That plus a few acres, some watermelons, a couple cases of beer and you got the makin's of a happy Saturday Afternoon.
     
  12. Big Boomer

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    um why not just drive a 4500 lb vehicle through the barrier?probably just as "less lethal" but dead is still dead.

    I call my 45 less lethal because it can take multiple shots to kill, therefore because it does not kill 100% of the time it's "less lethal" than say my 500. Now that can kill ANYTHING with 1 shot :evil:
     
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    They're outgunned anyhow. Ain'cha never heard of pumpkin guns?

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=pumpkin+gun&gbv=1

    They call it "Punkin Chunkin,"

    Sorta makes me compare a German 88 with a civil war mortar.
     

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  14. Rachen

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    Question for you:

    Would that cannon fit on a tactical golf cart? Also, just in case the barrel takes multiple .308 rounds in combat with hardened gangs trying to hijack the coveted Mortal Kombat console, is there any place on the piece for taping trauma plates?
     
  15. Stevie-Ray

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    Well, there goes the non-lethal aspect.:D
     
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    When I was a HS principal, one of the teachers owned a genuine civil war era mortar. Now that thing was awesome.

    Shugging...looks like it's time to get paranoid and start building that "bunker". :neener: Should probably buy that mortar too. :rolleyes: Hades on high everyone.

    The thing can only fire 4 rounds per minute. You all telling me you wanna stand there stuffing that thing's muzzle as some thug is popping off 100 rounds of 5.56 AP?!

    I don't see it as such a big deal. One precise round into the air tank and it's rendered 50 pounds of art-deco steel on wheels. I do believe it is a waste of money. Wait...no auto-load? No remote control?!

    Anyone who wants a cannon? Maybe a mortar? Build one. They are legal. So long as it is a muzzle stuffer such as that mortar.
     
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    Cops are lickin' their chops to use this beast on the next unruly crowd.
     
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    I was just wondering if this is an AOW or a Destructive Device. So long as no one attaches a telescoping stock to the back or a bayonet lug to the front, we may be okay.
     
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    I like pumkin chunkin the name of the winner...Second Amendment!

    :D
     
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    I don't know. Does it have "that thing that goes up over the shoulder?"

    ECS
     
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    Rachen asked,

    Wul, maybe not, but....

    (Note this picture appeared on THR a couple of years ago but I don't recall who posted it.)
     

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    Now the local yocals insted of kicking down the wrong door can blast the side off the wrong house.
     
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    Just for reference for Doc2005

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    I hope they are fast with their slide rules and trig calculations because that thing doesn't appear to have any sights and a small air tank.
    Why don't they just take the next step and start buying javelin anti-tank launchers if they want to start blowing holes in walls and the roofs off vehicles?
     
  25. North of 49th

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    how do they figure getting hit with a water jug flying through the air is non-lethal, never mind gravel or sand. What if that kinetic energy is lost on impact with the hostage that it's trying to save?
    How embarrassing to be killed by a Non-lethal weapon?
    "Non-lethal weapon" :rolleyes:
     
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