ARs Are Not Enough by Robert Farago | Mar 17, 2013 | 44 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Just sayin’ . . . comments AnonymousReef says: March 17, 2013 at 19:02 So apparently there’s a new tactic out now, Larry Pratt and GOA apparently are “white supremacists” and have “white supremacist” ties. I did some Googling and SPLC is behind this, can we get any clarification on this?? Reply Excedrine says: March 17, 2013 at 19:36 The SPLC is lying, as per usual. They’re covering up their own ties to white supremacist groups. Reply Jake says: March 18, 2013 at 14:41 SPLC are basically remnants of the KKK accusing everyone else of being remnants of the KKK to take eyes off of the fact that they support flagrantly racist, misogynistic and homophobic policies. Reply Amagi says: March 17, 2013 at 19:07 Horse Robots that apparently are very noisy? Reply Steveonymous says: March 17, 2013 at 19:14 If this isn’t justification too own a .50 cal anti-material rifle then I don’t know what is. Reply Excedrine says: March 17, 2013 at 19:40 You can go one better and get an Anzio Ironworks 20MM**. Sure the ammo is $10-$15/round and their cheapest rifle is about $8,000, but it will put down anything of that size with a single shot. **Always check your local and state laws first before purchasing any Destructive Device Reply APBTFan says: March 18, 2013 at 00:46 Those Anzio’s are awesome! Although, the 14.5×114 is pretty interesting. A 990gr. AP bullet at 3,300 fps has to be spectacular. Reply Shane says: March 17, 2013 at 21:56 Just what I was thinking, Steveonymous. Barrett needs to offer coupon codes. Reply APBTFan says: March 18, 2013 at 00:31 Not necessarily. At urban distances grab your 12 gauge because a couple Brenneke SF Short Mags will put that lame horse down. I’ve used them and they are hellacious. http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/special_forces_short_magnum.html These are supposed to be even better. Haven’t tried them yet but hope to, http://www.brenneke-munition.de/cms/max-barrier-pen.html Reply Jim B says: March 17, 2013 at 19:16 It is not at all surprising things like this are said. The anti-gun people a long time ago have formulated this political issue into a moral issue. When that happens one tends to demonize one’s opponents. Actually it is difficult not to do so when one feels that the moral rather than simple political right is on one’s side, the other side need be evil. Unfortunately I see gun rights people doing the same to the anti-gun crowd albeit not to the same degree. Really, “white supremacists” is mild compared to some of things individuals and the whole of the gun rights crowd are called by the anti-gunners. Reply JoshinGA says: March 17, 2013 at 19:34 I bet a couple green tips into the bulk of the machinery would shut that thing down pretty quick. Robotics are finicky beasts. I suppose if it was armor plated, that would be an entirely different proposition. Then a fiddy would do nicely. Reply Shenandoah says: March 17, 2013 at 20:40 Garrett Hammerheads in .45-70. It’s like sending a freight train down your barrel. Reply Kris says: March 17, 2013 at 19:35 What does Larry Pratt have to do with Cyborg horses bent on conquering human kind? Reply jwm says: March 17, 2013 at 19:38 A plasma rifle in the 40 watt range should do nicely. Could lay some sheet metal smeared with 10w40 in it’s path. It was having a hard time on the ice. Reply NickS says: March 17, 2013 at 20:37 Only what you see on the shelf, pal. Reply CJ says: March 17, 2013 at 21:45 Nice Terminator reference. Exactly what I was thinking. Reply 16V says: March 17, 2013 at 20:50 Supposedly they actually have fixed the ice thing so that not only can it stand and walk, but you can actively try to push it over on ice and it’ll stay up. Reply WLCE says: March 17, 2013 at 22:53 it needs to be shoulder mounted with a eye-mounted reticle. lighter weight, improved ergonomics, etc. 😉 Reply Scholarcat says: March 17, 2013 at 19:40 Thanks for the nightmare fodder. Reply Will says: March 17, 2013 at 20:00 Can someone post the direct link to the vid? It’s not showing up on my mobile. Reply Sixpack70 says: March 17, 2013 at 20:32 The development of our future robot masters is preceding nicely! Reply Brian Bowman says: March 17, 2013 at 22:32 This reminds me of a book by Alf Hornborg (Lund University, Sweden) called The Power of the Machine, in which he knocks down the notion of an “image of unlimited good” commonly attributed to machines. Reply APBTFan says: March 18, 2013 at 01:18 There are thousands of robots among us already – they’re called progressives and they’re already trying like hell to be our masters. Reply chrismclain22 says: March 17, 2013 at 20:47 Funny the first thing I thought was I want one to patrol my property and throw blocks at gun grabbers, that way its robots that kill people and not guns. Reply LongBeach says: March 18, 2013 at 00:22 I’ll be the one to say it: if someone comes onto/into my property, it’s not gonna be robots/guns that shoot at them. It’s gonna be me. After a verbal warning. I’ll give them that warning, I reeeeally don’t wanna shoot anyone. Robot, human, anything. I’d rather rely on deterrence. After that unheede Reply LongBeach says: March 18, 2013 at 00:23 This new format sucks. *unheeded warning, anything goes. Reply Joel says: March 17, 2013 at 21:04 Two words: molotov cocktail. if they come using robots, we just follow the Finns’ example and overheat the sucker. Reply Swarf says: March 17, 2013 at 21:13 The red circled number next to “ARs Are Not Enough” on the main page keeps going up. Now I’m like “Damn, 16 ARs isn’t enough? How many do you need?” Reply racer88 says: March 17, 2013 at 21:40 That’s just weird… creepy… and amazing. Reply bahungahonga says: March 17, 2013 at 22:12 I see out of work mule wranglers at the Grand Canyon. Reply APBTFan says: March 18, 2013 at 01:22 Maybe they can wrangle all those burros around Alamo Lake. They get really annoying when night fishing for crappie by the dam during the summertime. Reply Robert Bub says: March 17, 2013 at 22:48 Did the Government not see Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi? Teddy bears with ropes can take that down. Reply Dyspeptic Gunsmith says: March 18, 2013 at 01:13 I wonder what a autonomous robot “horse” would do if someone laid out a snare made of tow cable? It could be quality entertainment. Reply Rambeast says: March 18, 2013 at 05:28 Right now, that thing is just running a few algorithms to handle basic motor functions. Once the power problem is solved, there will be a push to use more complex AI. This will start on the autonomous flying units (drones) and eventually work into the “walkers”. Flying requires far less fine motor function than bi and quadrupedal balance and motion. That is still in the horse and cart phase compared to the Ferrari that it will become. Reply JohnnyNRA says: March 18, 2013 at 08:32 You got about 50-100 years till that is even close to being depolyed. Reply William Burke says: March 18, 2013 at 15:55 Try 15, maybe less. Did you know the SR-71 was operational before the end of the Vietnam War? Whatever they show us, it’s about 25 years (or more) behind what they really have. The Global Elite want to eliminate human soldiers completely and replace them with robot soldiers, so as to work around human soldiers’ weakness: compassion being able to think for themselves. This think must be fairly old tec – a mobile dentists’ drill that chucks cinderblocks. Reply Derek says: March 18, 2013 at 09:46 Well, that’s all the justification I need to buy that Big Horn Armory model 89… Reply uncommon_sense says: March 18, 2013 at 09:51 I have seen other video of this particular robot where the operators approach and try to shove it sideways to knock it over. It reacts like an animal or person: it stumbles a bit and moves away from the person shoving it as it regains its balance but it doesn’t fall over. The only positive aspect is that it is slow … which makes it vulnerable to a nice sledge hammer. Of course no one normally carries a sledge hammer around so that would be the down side. Reply KY1911 says: March 18, 2013 at 09:53 M41A pulse rifle…done. Reply uncommon_sense says: March 18, 2013 at 09:56 This would be a good reason to have hard cast lead shotgun slugs … or shotgun slugs with mostly steel cores. A 300 grain hardened projectile with a 2000 fps muzzle velocity can do some pretty serious damage to anything without armor plating. Reply uncommon_sense says: March 18, 2013 at 10:13 Actually I think this robot project is a funding boondoggle — a quasi-legitimate way for some government employee or representative to funnel money to a friend or relative. I am much more concerned about tiny (bumble bee or humming bird size) flying drones. They are tiny, quiet, next to impossible to notice, and worst of all inexpensive compared to the monstrosity in that video. All they need are a sharp “nose” with a small amount of neurotoxin to fly into a person and disable them. It sounds silly at first until you consider that bees have stung everyone at some point in their life. Now imagine if a dozen “bees” were coming at you and determined to “sting” you. You really don’t stand a chance in that scenario even if you were expecting them. I suppose I will have to begin carrying a tennis racquet with me in the near future! Reply JJ says: March 18, 2013 at 10:24 That thing walking thru the woods is friggin creepy. I’d probably soil myself if I randomly came across that while walking thru the woods. Reply Rambeast says: March 18, 2013 at 10:45 Steel core shot through the hydraulics will make it useless. Reply Proverbs says: March 18, 2013 at 16:11 Ok, that is right out of Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury, 1953). Substitute guns for books. Really. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.