Military shows off new ray gun

Anyone hit by the beam immediately jumped out of its path because of the sudden blast of heat throughout the body. While the 130-degree heat was not painful, it was intense enough to make the participants think their clothes were about to ignite. Full Story »

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Mark Monday
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by Mark Monday - Oct. 1, 2008

This is an important story that needed to be reported. It rounds out the foreknowledge Americans will have about military and police capabilities in the near future. It is solid fact, not science fiction.

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Kaizar Campwala
2.8
by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008

That this gun will not come into use until 2010 makes the news less valuable. Instead an analysis of how this gun could change military operation would have been nice- but is missing. Also there is no discussion of the cost of this weapon.

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Tom Cox
4.1
by Tom Cox - Oct. 1, 2008

Another solid piece of journalism from the AP. Not intended to be an overview of Less Than Lethal arms; clear and well sourced. A longer treatment could have added some balance or analysis - does equiping the Army with LTL weapons make it more likely that soldiers will be pressed into police-like duties? How effective and lethal have other LTLs proven to be? Would a layer of aluminum foil, er, foil this weapon?

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andrew lenz
3.1
by andrew lenz - Oct. 1, 2008

A glib report about a new Pentagon toy that may or may not be useful at some undisclosed price tag. While fun, the article is very scant on convincing detail.

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David Patterson
4.9
by David Patterson - Oct. 1, 2008

Futuristic weaponry demonstration. Anecdotal endorsements.

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