NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 21:43:13 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:45:22 +1300
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On Sat, 11 Jan 2003 02:16:27 -0000, "Designori"
>Re: the quest for a technical fix to the carrying of guns in the UK.
>Basically; the bores of firearms are of a standard size, 7.62mm, 9mm. etc.
>The slot of the ejector mechanism is also of a known and fixed size on each
>type of firearm. The length of the individual firearms is also known. It is
>possible for a handheld device to be developed which emits a microwave beam
>, "chirps" through a number of the frequencies at which these metal
>enclosures are resonant, and detects if they are present in a crowd/on a
>suspect/concealed on the person of a passerby/in a cargo container. A
>combination of returned harmonics could be interpreted by a microprocessor.
>Such a detector would be very useful indeed to the police & customs etc.
>Each weapon has a number of cavities; the trigger-guard, the barrel, the
Oh really, what's to prevent somebody who does not want the presence
of a firearm detected simply wrapping it in cooking foil, it's called
a Faraday Shield.
You are making the big assumption that criminals (presumably that's
the market you are looking at) are brain dead, totally stupid,
blockheads who do not share your technical knowledge. BIG MISTAKE # 1