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    $17,000 Linux-powered rifle brings “auto-aim” to the real world

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/...he-real-world/

    TrackingPoint makes "Precision Guided Firearms, or "PGFs," which are a series of three heavily customized hunting rifles, ranging from a .300 Winchester Magnum with a 22-inch barrel up to a .338 Lapua Magnum with 27-inch barrel, all fitted with advanced computerized scopes that look like something directly out of The Terminator.
    "God created man, Sam Colt made them equal."

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    Not sure how it is relevant to open carry but it is way cool!
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raggs View Post
    Not sure how it is relevant to open carry but it is way cool!
    I know a bit offtopic, but I thought some here would appreciate a look at what's coming potentially.

    Advanced tracking.
    Remote proximity disabling (walk into a building and your gun stops working)
    Biometric enabling of firearm

    Some ideas are quite crazy but it proves companies are already working on new ideas.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/09/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t2
    "God created man, Sam Colt made them equal."

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    I am a long time Linux user. This story puts together two things I am interested in, well done!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hevymetal View Post
    I know a bit offtopic, but I thought some here would appreciate a look at what's coming potentially.

    Advanced tracking.
    Remote proximity disabling (walk into a building and your gun stops working)
    Biometric enabling of firearm

    Some ideas are quite crazy but it proves companies are already working on new ideas.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/09/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t2
    My reasons to OC
    1. to raise awareness of the legality of open carry in Michigan
    2. To raise awareness that good people carry guns
    3. A deterrent to people so that I won't be targeted
    4. Because it's more comfortable than CC in most situations
    5. Because I can and want to
    6. Because it's perfectly legal
    7. Self defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hevymetal View Post
    I know a bit offtopic, but I thought some here would appreciate a look at what's coming potentially.

    Advanced tracking.
    Remote proximity disabling (walk into a building and your gun stops working)
    Biometric enabling of firearm

    Some ideas are quite crazy but it proves companies are already working on new ideas.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/09/opinio...html?hpt=hp_t2
    That is the most ridiculous article I've read in quite a while! The technology is nowhere close to what this moron is suggesting

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    http://www.guns.com/2012/04/10/proje...ntball-turret/

    MUCH cheaper($100ish assuming you have a laptop and gun), but requires a bit of DIY knowhow but i see no reason why it couldnt be done.

    note, not very smart for use with a real firearm presently, possibly not legal(almost assuredly if it shoots somebody or something it shouldnt), but when the project is video game controller capable and reliable it could serve as something for disabled hunters and any other lawful purpose, or just plain ole fun when mounted on a big enough r/c vehicle.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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