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Gosh, what a surprise: Nanny states don't really work
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gatcat From: gatcat Date: January 13th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Link)
>The report raises the idea of using the program more aggressively, perhaps integrating cameras with gunshot detection devices called ShotSpotters or buying so-called smart cameras that are capable of sounding an alarm if a gun is brandished, a fence is jumped, or a person falls down.

Why can't they just start locking us in our houses when we're not at work/school? It would solve so many problems.

feren From: feren Date: January 13th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
GAT-1138: Return to your dwelling unit immediately.
loboguara From: loboguara Date: January 13th, 2009 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I just mentioned in my other reply. Turns out most of those shotspotter things only detect rounds by the signature supersonic crack. Which plain 9mm does, etc.

But. .45 ACP is subsonic. Heavy 9mm subsonic is subsonic. Shotguns are subsonic. It won't detect those.

Boston's will, and it also detects firecrackers, thunder, and snow. (?), which makes tens of thousands of false alarms. And all it did was tell them that there's thousands of rounds fired per year in parts of a city where stuff is entirely banned.

Good use of money, all that.
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