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1 researchok  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:11:11pm

If this technology will help our armed forces reduce ‘collateral damage’, I’m all for it.

2 Velvet Elvis  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:17:55pm

I guess Linux finally found its killer ap.

3 KiTA  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 6:55:38pm

re: #2 Velvet Elvis

I guess Linux finally found its killer ap.

I’m too busy laughing to groan at that one.

4 lostlakehiker  Wed, Jan 9, 2013 7:50:33pm

re: #1 researchok

If this technology will help our armed forces reduce ‘collateral damage’, I’m all for it.

It goes perhaps too far toward making every wannabe sniper into a for-real sniper.

5 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Jan 10, 2013 2:42:07am

re: #4 lostlakehiker

It goes perhaps too far toward making every wannabe sniper into a for-real sniper.

The company is also keenly aware of the potential negative public perception right now around firearms and firearm manufactures, in the wake of recent mass-shooting events like the ones in Sandy Hook and Aurora. The three models of PGF are bolt-action hunting rifles, unwieldy for any kind of close-quarters work; the tracking system itself requires patience and care to line up and fire, and it doesn’t appear at all to be the kind of thing a mass-shooter would employ. At this time, TrackingPoint indicated that it has no intention of producing a PGF system for anything other than bolt-action rifles.

My first thought on reading this article was “Charles Whitman would have loved to have that with him on his last day on Earth.”


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