Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Zip Gun


Now I never tried it.  And I would not recommend it.  I don't think it's safe.  In California, it's illegal.  Your state laws may vary.  And criminals may be more desperate than you or me.  Still a single shot zip gun from $2 worth of commonly found materials is rather impressive.

Firearms are a 600 year old technology.  There really have not been any substantial improvements in guns in the last 100 years.  The few improvement have been pretty small and incremental. Still, the overall status of guns is pretty low technology. 

This video is an excellent example of the failure of a lot of gun control laws.  Guns are such simple items that they can be made from household materials for a couple bucks.  Any reasonable machine shop can make a gun.  The lesson for us as police is that even a tiny bit of nothing can be a gun.  Something like this could be made in prison.  The ammo is the only really distinctive part.  Anything that seems to have ammo in it should be considered as a deadly weapon; that's what the SGT Says.


Protect_and_Serve said...

This is why no amount of laws or bans will keep criminals from having guns. They will only hinder law abiding citizens from protecting themselves.

Bunkermeister said...