Welcome, Amateur Skynet…

    No, it is not a speeder bike on Endor...

    Inventive, yes.  Dangerous, yes.  Fun, I’ll bet!  Seriously though, should we be concerned about amateur assassin drones?  How long until we have Action Pistol competitions that are done by drone?

    It doesn’t look that technologically challenging to do.  It seems like you’d have to be super careful about the angles and how it is mounted so that the recoil doesn’t cause the drone to rotate into a dangerous direction.

    Legally it just seems like this *has* to violate something–or maybe I’ve just been conditioned to think that way over the years… 🙂

    So, let’s get a discussion going.  What is the gun that is mounted?  What laws, if any, does this break?  How hard would this be for the average “Joe” to construct and build?

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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