NNTP-Posting-Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 14:42:45 -0600
From: Barry Lennox
Subject: Re: MICROWAVE DETECTOR FOR CONCEALED FIREARMS.
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 09:44:54 +1300
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On Sat, 11 Jan 2003 16:33:13 -0000, "Designori"
>It's hard to swagger about with a gun as a "fashion accessory" when you have
>to keep it swathed in foil like an oven ready turkey!! Even "wrapped in
>foil" it would be a big easy to spot metal target on ground radar and
>sufficient to warrant a person-check and search.
I can't agree, once the word was out about this gun-detecting
ground-radar (which should take about 5 seconds) It would become
normal to wrap some foil around the weapon. And it wouldn't be done so
as to preserve the unmistakeable handgun shape. The foil could be in
the shape of a square, circle, or whatever. A layer of foil would
hardly be an impediment to operating the weapon, especially if you had
more than 10 seconds notice.
So let me envisage this;; The peasants are walking down the High
streets doing their saturday shopping and the Gestapo with the
fancy-nancy gun-detecting ground-radar are "person-checking" anybody
that has a metallic reflection of any size big enough to mask a
weapon. That can be pretty tiny, look at the Kel Tec .32 . Granny with
her new baking tray. Rambo who just bought a nice piece of garlic
bread wrapped in foil. Mike, who just bought a car part at Halfords,
Bert who just bought a new HDD for his PC. A tin of MacIntosh toffes.
Just f-------- wonderful.!! And imagine the total mess near Xmas,
with just about everything wrapped in foil giftwrap!! Are you totally
crazy? Oh no, I forgot, this is the UK, where that clown that runs
the country has zero tolerance of opponents, and personal liberties
are something that went out before he was born. Do you carry ID cards
there? or are they too easy to forge? Maybe a National ID number
tattoed on your arm would work, I seem to recall it was used in
Germany some time back.
They should have the decency to stop calling the place a democracy.
> The only possessors of firearms in the UK are criminals. That's why it's a
>problem we can solve.
"The only possessors------" ? Total rubbish, the police and military
still have them, and can a citizen not even own a singl-barrel shotgun
now? Anyway, I doubt it's a problem you can *ever* solve. Even in
prisons, where handguns are rather obviously banned, they still turn
up from time to time.
>How about "losing" some ammo - having first replaced the propellant powder
>with thermite? Breech/block/firing pin welded into one lump of metal.
Nice thought, but it's a pretty casual one. You might do it once, but
then the bad guys will reload their own, or import it from the USA, or
some other country. Besides think of the liability, if it went wrong.
You have absolutely no control over "salted" ammo once it leaves your
hands, it could even end up back with the good guys one day.