The way the law is written is that a deadly weapon includes a firearm, or a facsimile of a firearm. So BB guns, toy guns, non-firing replicas, etc. are all considered "deadly weapons".
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An airplane flying over the Atlantic lost one of its four engines, and the pilot came on to reassure the passengers. “Nothing to fear,” he said, “we’ll just be half an hour late arriving in New York.” A while later, another engine was lost. “Nothing to fear,” said the pilot again, “we’ll be an hour late now but we’re still safe.” Later, a third engine went out, and the pilot informed the passengers that arrival time would now be two hours late. One of the passengers turned to his seatmate and said, “If that last engine goes, we’ll be up here forever!”
Put some seven segment displays with a countdown clock on it. Don't forget the red, green, and blue wires.
If you wish to make bread from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
And wait 5-10 minutes waiting for them to get there.
Nothing worse than waking up in the drunk tank with a bullet wound in the chest.
I think being dead would qualify as "worse".
Birds have an instinct for survival and will move away from the helicopter.
Somebody flying a drone and looking through the camera at the fire/police chase/topless neighbor/whatever, will probably not be paying attention to the airspace around them.
Heck, if you go out to the flying field, people crash into each other all the time, and that is when they are paying attention!
If I recall, this goes all the way back to their first European contact, where guns were outlawed in order to preserve the advantage the feudal lords and their swordsmen had over the people.
Moore's law applied to transistor count and the atomic limit only applies if you limit yourself to 2 dimensional chips.
I am Data Jesus and I have come to intelligently design a new kingdom by selecting leadership comprised of doomsday preppers, plumbers, and an Alaskan volleyball player.
Most of these studies focus on implementing a semi-automatic. Here the problem is going to be the higher case pressures of modern ammunition. If they made a 3D gun to an older spec (e.g. 45 Colt revolver cartridge instead of 45 ACP) they would probably have better results.
Saying power is energy is like saying speed is distance.
The catapults (EMALS) are not railguns, they are essentially linear motors. As I understand they use different effects to operate.
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