Does anyone feel that it would be wrong for someone to post a question on how to make their arduino be able to measure the bullet velocity of their gun in a controlled environment (say a 'test range'), assuming it's legal to own such a gun by the OP?
Let me come back in after a few days abstinence.I don't know anywhere that it would be illegal to ask this question. But I would prefer if that sort of thing was not acceptable on this forum. But then you would be subjecting the forum to your opinion that measuring bullet velocity is not an acceptablesubject. Surely you could see that others might feel differently? Others have mentioned all sorts of other technology that can cause death and injury and harm people financially. But all those things are different from guns. Guns have only been developed to make it easier to kill people with a lower risk of injury to yourself (compared to hand-to-hand combat, for example).Guns do have other purposes also do they not? Target practice/competitions, hunting wildlife for example.And I think in this difficult world it would be nice for this forum to set an example and be a "weapons free zone".I would support not helping people wishing to make weapons from an arduino.This is certainly a moral question and I believe very strongly that technologists must consider the moral implications of everything they do. And by the way I'm an atheist and moral issues are quite separate from religious issues, even if they sometimes overlap.Any tool can be used for good or evil, but that doesn't mean the tool maker is evil.Lefty...RQuote from: retrolefty on Jun 09, 2013, 01:40 amDoes anyone feel that it would be wrong for someone to post a question on how to make their arduino be able to measure the bullet velocity of their gun in a controlled environment (say a 'test range'), assuming it's legal to own such a gun by the OP?
This is a typical response. No one ever suggested they are the source of ALL evil, but they are a considerable contributor to it.
Really though....guns don't kill people, people do, and if they don't have a gun they'll have a knife or a base ball bat... Cars can kill people too! Bottom line in my opinion, the mental health system needs to be shaken up, you don't catch Gangs going into schools and shooting kids, infact gangsdon't interfere with any law abiding citizen unless you get in their way or start a fight with one, so yes outlaw guns and only outlaws will have thembut that's true for every major city on the planet!It's the deranged people who have *access* to guns that concern me, and with total gun control, these crazies simply can't go into schools and parks and shoot people, obviously the determined ones who have a point to prove will, but again they fall under the mental health issues.I'd love to see someone give me an example of where Guns are *bad* not involving a mentally ill person (Gangs, tend to target other gangs...)
its like the old westpeople are much politer when you know every person is packing heatand an interesting point about murder ratesTexas is well known for their love of guns and their willingness to use themNew York is known for having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the landand they are both at the top of the list, lead slug or lead pipe, crazy gonna kill
Quote from: Osgeld on Jun 10, 2013, 07:46 amits like the old westpeople are much politer when you know every person is packing heatand an interesting point about murder ratesTexas is well known for their love of guns and their willingness to use themNew York is known for having some of the most restrictive gun laws in the landand they are both at the top of the list, lead slug or lead pipe, crazy gonna killI think Texas shows up because the statistics do not separate murders from self-defense. They also have a lot of drug and gang crime due to their proximity to Mexico, and a large section of the US border. California really stands out with only 21.3% gun ownership, yet 1,257 out of 1,811 murders involved a firearm. Most likely also gang related. The most interesting statistic is D.C, where it is illegal for a civilian to even own a gun. Lowest gun ownership rate in the country at 3.6%, highest gun murder rate per 100,000 people at 16.5 (also highest murder rate at 21.. Thats more than double the next highest state. You would think with all the bullets flying around there, they might manage to take out one or two of our corrupt politicians.
The Supreme Court overturned the D.C. total ban on hand guns a couple of years ago. They ruled that while local and State governments can implement various controls they cannot implement a total ban.Lefty