Monday, August 03, 2009

Build a stranger mouse trap...

Weird gun laws create weird workarounds. Everybody is no doubt familiar with the product of the bazaars of the Khyber Pass, the village smithies of Mindanao, and the basement machine shops of Belfast.

In places where guns are quasi legal, legitimate manufacturers will often build quasi-guns. Witness, for example, this Hungarian double-barreled, over-and-under, slide-action, breech-loading, rubber-bullet-launching shotgun-type thingummy. I'd rather have an 870, but given the legal restrictions under which it exists, it sure beats a handful of nothing, plus it practically oozes ingenuity.

The only thing that would make it better is if it had a bayonet. Or if it launched bees. (Preferably African killer bees, but regular old honeybees would do in a pinch.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

A bee launcher? Christ, we're happy with the meter already at eleven. Let's not snap the handle off trying to take it to twelve!

-Kresh

Stingray said...

I can't think of a single purpose that a cheaper, more available gun couldn't perform more effectively.

So, uh, where abouts would I look to obtain one of these suckers? I can find my own bees, so no need for any sort of over-specialization or anything.

Caleb said...

"No, it's a shotgun full of BEES!"

reflectoscope said...

You want to fire bees at people? Forget this thing, you just need the right breed of dog. Heh.

Jim

Joanna said...

I'm covered in bees!

/Eddie Izzard

Nathan Brindle said...

Bee launcher? Have we been reading Bradbury lately? :)

Dr. StrangeGun said...

*angry* bees.

Turk Turon said...

It should fire dragons.

Maybe it could be the legendary "blame-thrower".

Blast Hardcheese said...

And then, after firing, the bad guy will be "covered in BEEES!" a la Eddie Izzard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-tl6GBOBo

Reno Sepulveda said...

"Weird gun laws create weird workarounds."

Oh tell me about it. From California with love,
http://lee.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/riflesfull.jpg

Noton Yalife said...

If I'm going to launch a live animal at someone, forget the bees, I want a wet cat.

Ed Foster said...

"Wierd workarounds" and Belfast in almost the same breath. Comment from a relative I'd rather not be related to (former UVF loonie. Trust me, by comparison, the Provos were the good guys).

"A shock absorber, plus a file, a torch, and a bob's worth of hardware store, equals a sten gun in about three hours".

I got to thinking about it. Same series 60 or series 70 seamless steel tubing in the shock's body and that of a greasegun or sten.

The piston top could quickly be shaped into a breech face with fixed fireing pin, and washers added to the shaft to get the requisite 2 pounds bolt weight.

Throw in a few Chevy valve springs, braze on some sheetmetal for a mag well and pistol grip, a simple bolt release trigger, and you're up.

Figure the better part of 200 million vehicles on the road, in the backyard, or at the junkyard. Call it a minimum of 800 million shock absorbers, plus what's on the shelf at Sears or K-Mart.

Round numbers, a billion potential submachine guns, all untraceable. How much longer before La Pelosi wants registration of auto suspensions?

ErnestThing said...

Ok, it beats California's u15 stock...

http://www.californiarifles.com/