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Gosh, what a surprise: Nanny states don't really work
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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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