DHS Developing Gun Detecting Drones

Is it me or is life imitating InfoWars a lot recently? In other words, just because Alex Jones is crazy paranoid doesn’t mean the government isn’t really out to take your guns. And if they are going to take your “illegal” guns, a spy-in-the-sky would be most helpful (for them). Here’s a kooky one: will they go looking for gun owners shooting “illegal assault weapons” on private property? The news report above doesn’t specify the detection technology involved but it’s probably some kind of computer program that analyzes body language. Or just a pair of eyes on the ground spying on the subject or subjects. A terahertz camera? In that case, it may be tin hat time. Or time for tin-lined gun cases, safes and holsters. . .

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  1. avatar Saul Feldstein says:

    Does this mean people who worry about black helicoptors are no longer ridiculed by Joke Biden?

    1. avatar Rambeast says:

      When Slow Joe jokes about you, that is a sign you are doing something right.

      1. avatar Saul Feldstein says:

        When the dictator says he is not a dictator, you know you’re in trouble.

      2. avatar BlinkyPete says:

        “Slow Joe”. Priceless.

    2. avatar Veidt says:

      No you will still be ridiculed by all people capable of critical thinking.

    3. avatar William Burke says:

      NO.

      I actually DID see one once, though. At about a half-mile, through binocs.

      They’re not black, though… they’re clearly a very dark flat olive color. No markings at all that can be seen in normal light.

  2. avatar stateisevil says:

    It was only by accident when I heard him second hand in the summer of 2011. Jones was ranting about how they would stage terror attacks with airplanes and blame it on Bin Laden. Oh well, it used to be on youtube but everyone took the blue pill and said it was fake when I showed it to them.

    1. avatar BlinkyPete says:

      Wait a minute… you’re saying he predicted 9/11 ten years after it happened? I guess he was right all along! Poor sheeple, we are.

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        “Second hand” = a rebroadcasted segment.

        But go on being a denier. We know how nasty you can get when confronted with inconvenient information.

        1. avatar Russ Bixby says:

          Perhaps he just didn’t know your meaning by “second hand,” what with your failing to provide the original air date.

        2. avatar cg23sailor says:

          “But go on being a denier. We know how nasty you can get when confronted with inconvenient information.”

          Sorry but that’s a trademarked tactic for the “truthers”

  3. avatar Rob says:

    Hmm… Put another one on the board for Matthew Bracken’s predictions.

    In one of his novels, people who went out into the forest to shoot their illegal semi-automatic rifles are detected by aircraft/drones overhead which hear the sounds of the rifle(s) going off. Those people when they come back out of the forest are met, and arrested and sent to a secret prison camp.

    He’s been almost 100% on the money with everything else so far…

    1. avatar Lolinski says:

      Suppressors and subsonic ammo is the solution.

  4. avatar Sammy says:

    From what I read about similar technology being discussed for New York’s open prison called public places it works off the energy emitted naturally by the body. A distorts this energy reading, so it’s not like x rays or sonar that you can block with a covering. Our tax dollars at work.

    1. avatar NeonCat says:

      If this is the case, for civil disobedience someone ought to come up with something easy to make that will generate lots of false positives.

      I’m sure the pols and the MSM would cry about how we don’t take children’s safety seriously enough, wasting resources that should go to catching evildoers.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    I’m working on a drone that flies over the Capitol and detects morons.

    1. avatar Cortney says:

      It’ll never make it past the outskirts of town; it’ll overload and crash.

    2. avatar Hank says:

      All you’ll need is a paper plane and a Polaroid.

    3. avatar Hudson says:

      Be careful not to over load it.

      1. avatar Sammy says:

        You need a drone for that Ralph? Turn on c-span for as long as you can stand it and save some money. With the cost of ammo (when you can find it) you’ll be glad you did.

        Take care,

    4. avatar William Burke says:

      What a waste of time. Can you make one that finds gold?

  6. avatar magnetik says:

    That’s fine.. it just means we don’t have to drive all the way to the range for target practice.

  7. avatar Randy Drescher says:

    Sounds like it might be an illegal search although that would hardly stop “we can do better idiot & his state lackys”. obummabastard sure has turned out to be a prick,Randy

    1. avatar Sammy says:

      Randy,

      It just came out today that the IRS can read your e mails without a warrant, so kiss the 4th amendment (Search and Seizure) goo bye as well.

      1. avatar WLCE says:

        pretty sad but true.

        incrementalism at its finest.

        the war on drugs, the patriot act, the supercomputer being constructed in Utah, the false security of SOPA/PIPA failing, one could go on and on.

        and they called us fromthewilderness.com and collapsenet readers nutjobs and lumped us in with the likes of prisonplanet. wonderful. dont worry, were looking at the bright side: the recent chain of events have vindicated us 100% from the skeptics.

  8. avatar BStacks says:

    I read it here in the comments: “last years tin-foil hat conspiracies are todays headlines”

    Apologies for the lack of attribution.

  9. avatar David says:

    Seems like we need an in-depth article on the engaging and shooting of aerial targets. Hint-hint.

  10. avatar Shenandoah says:

    Man, talk about the Fun Police…

  11. avatar jwm says:

    Alex Jones is about as credible as Slow Joe Biden. Either one of them may occasionally dribble out a grain of truth, but I wouldn’t want to count on them in that department.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Do you want more chocolate? Is THAT it? I’m SICK AND TIRED of meeting your demands….

      1. avatar jwm says:

        You haven’t heard my demands yet. They involve the swedish bikini team and an island paradise.

        1. avatar Ralph says:

          According to Bloomberg, Manhattan is an island paradise.

    2. avatar WLCE says:

      alex jones is good at parrotting pieces of outstanding journalism from the brave souls that risk everything to put it out there, then promptly takes full credit for it.

  12. avatar dwb says:

    ALERT: Joe Biden says people own AR-15s for self protection.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/04/biden-on-why-people-buy-assault-weapons-its-like-driving-161424.html

    I guess Biden thinks its the Ferrari of self protection…

    exactly!

    1. avatar Kirk says:

      As Capt. Nick at GuardAmerican notes re: gun sage Biden,

      “regular 55-grain FMJ ball ammo usually fragments in drywall and is LESS likely to penetrate than a .33 cal pellet.”

      http://guardamerican.com/index.php/blog/39-riflery/524-biden-ar15-dead-kids

  13. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    The video still shot (at the top of the article) shows small mountains in the background and is apparently in Oklahoma. Where in the heck is that?

  14. avatar Kirk says:

    At several meetings in SF, with luminaries at the table and WH, DOJ and others on the squawk box, the efforts to execute on technological solutions for firearms is well underway. I describe some of the techniques, here: http://guardamerican.com/index.php/blog/34-jurisdiction/510-the-quaint-idea-of-privacy

  15. avatar bedbugeddy says:

    FOR YOUR INFORMATION ALEX JONES IS NOT CRAZY PARANOID
    WHAT HE SAYS IS 100% TRUTH. HOW DO I KNOW THIS? BECAUSE I HAVE ACCESS TO THE SAME INFORMATION HE GETS, FROM THE SAME PEOPLE HE GETS IT FROM….YOU PEOPLE BETTER START TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY… I TAKE OFFENCE TO THE COMMENT…

    1. avatar GS650G says:

      Press that key above the shift button on your keyboard and you’ll notice a difference in the letters on the screen.

  16. avatar Paul53 says:

    Drones that detect guns? I suppose they’ll be judge, jury and executioner too. Hey DHS, I got your drone right here!

    Dear prosecutor. I really don’t believe all the stuff I post on the web. Now get that stupid thing to stop orbiting my house!

  17. avatar Stacy says:

    Just plain old face recognition, retrained to recognize other things too.

  18. avatar Dubya Bee says:

    When I read the original article, I got the impression that they were talking about pattern recognition of guns displayed in the open, which is certainly possible with current technology.

    What I wondered about: Not too long ago, there was a lot of talk of millimeter-range radar that could detect concealed weapons. It was intended for deployment on vehicles so LEOs could patrol the street and scan the sidewalks. I haven’t heard too much about this lately, which either means (IMO) that it’s been dropped as unworkable, or that it’s been deployed and isn’t being talked about.

    If it (millimeter radar) is actually being deployed, it ought to be deployable on drones, enabling scanning for concealed weapons just about anywhere.

    Just my musings.

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