And now “zombie guns”

Russia has developed weapons that disable to various degrees the central nervous system.  They have already been used in “crowd control,” suggesting that they are not just for military purposes but for internal policing and even, for political control.   But what I want to know as an American is whether  the Second Amendment applies to zombie guns too!

Vladimir Putin has confirmed Russia has been testing mind-bending psychotronic guns that can effectively turn people into zombies.

The futuristic weapons – which attack their victims’ central nervous system – are being developed by scientists and could be used against Russia’s enemies and even its own dissidents by the end of the decade.

Mr Putin has described the guns, which use electromagnetic radiation like that found in microwave ovens, as entirely new instruments for achieving political and strategic goals.

Plans to introduce the super-weapons were announced by Russian defence minister Anatoly Serdyukov.

While the technology has been around for some time, MrTsyganok said the guns were recently tested for crowd control purposes.

“When it was used for dispersing a crowd and it was focused on a man, his body temperature went up immediately as if he was thrown into a hot frying pan,” Mr Tsyganok said.

“Still, we know very little about this weapon and even special forces guys can hardly cope with it,” he said.

Research into electromagnetic weapons has been carried out in the US and Russia since the ’50s but it appears Putin has stolen a march on the US.

Precise details have not been revealed but previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thoughts.

Mr Putin said the technology is comparable in effect to nuclear weapons but “more acceptable in terms of political and military ideology”.

via Russia working on electromagnetic radiation guns | Space, Military and Medicine | Herald Sun.

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  • Tom Hering

    This technology will be used against citizens? How typical of the Russians!

  • Tom Hering

    This technology will be used against citizens? How typical of the Russians!

  • Kirk

    In Soviet Russia, gun owns you!

  • Kirk

    In Soviet Russia, gun owns you!

  • WebMonk

    Yeah, less than worried about this. There are a number of pretty simple steps protesters can take to negate the effects. It’s sort of like tear gas – it can disperse crowds who aren’t “hard core” but against a prepared crowd its effectiveness is modest.

    And as far as I can tell it’s less effective than tear gas and more easily countered. It’s some REALLY cool technology but I don’t see it being a tool for serious crowd suppression.

  • WebMonk

    Yeah, less than worried about this. There are a number of pretty simple steps protesters can take to negate the effects. It’s sort of like tear gas – it can disperse crowds who aren’t “hard core” but against a prepared crowd its effectiveness is modest.

    And as far as I can tell it’s less effective than tear gas and more easily countered. It’s some REALLY cool technology but I don’t see it being a tool for serious crowd suppression.

  • Tom Hering

    Yes, a tin foil hat actually works in this case!

  • Tom Hering

    Yes, a tin foil hat actually works in this case!

  • Tom Hering

    I’m not kidding. See the article I linked to @ 1.

  • Tom Hering

    I’m not kidding. See the article I linked to @ 1.

  • Carl Vehse

    “When aluminum foil is outlawed, only the outlaws will have aluminum foil.”

  • Carl Vehse

    “When aluminum foil is outlawed, only the outlaws will have aluminum foil.”

  • SKPeterson

    I thought that all you would have to do to create a bunch of mindless zombies from a crowd of protesters is to hand out a bunch of earbuds and smart phones with $25 worth of free music downloads and lots of free games. That’ll stop a rioting crowd in its tracks at a minimal cost.

  • SKPeterson

    I thought that all you would have to do to create a bunch of mindless zombies from a crowd of protesters is to hand out a bunch of earbuds and smart phones with $25 worth of free music downloads and lots of free games. That’ll stop a rioting crowd in its tracks at a minimal cost.

  • Carl Vehse

    Recently the results of DoD testing a weapon-containing image projection device were revealed. According to one of the actual participants, a hardened female combat veteran, the subject test group was unable to breath for 30-35 minutes. In addition the participant admitted that the device also caused feelings of incredible tension.

    Oh, wait…. I think she was talking about her husband and Monica.

  • Carl Vehse

    Recently the results of DoD testing a weapon-containing image projection device were revealed. According to one of the actual participants, a hardened female combat veteran, the subject test group was unable to breath for 30-35 minutes. In addition the participant admitted that the device also caused feelings of incredible tension.

    Oh, wait…. I think she was talking about her husband and Monica.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    Time for you technical people to read up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mesamike Mike Westfall

    Time for you technical people to read up.

  • Tom Hering

    Why didn’t the normal people here make the Clinton/technology connection?

  • Tom Hering

    Why didn’t the normal people here make the Clinton/technology connection?

  • Dan Kempin

    Carl, #6,

    lol

  • Dan Kempin

    Carl, #6,

    lol

  • Kirk

    @10

    I was wondering the same thing. But really, have you seen Clinton!? He had an affair, sir! An affair! Granted, it was 15 years ago, and he’s been out of office for 12 of those years, but I think it’s still relevant.

  • Kirk

    @10

    I was wondering the same thing. But really, have you seen Clinton!? He had an affair, sir! An affair! Granted, it was 15 years ago, and he’s been out of office for 12 of those years, but I think it’s still relevant.

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I know that, somewhere, there’s a factual basis to this article. And yet I have to ask: why would anyone believe a single word of this particular story?

    It was written by “staff writers”. Its sole accompanying image is “A scene from [video game] Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies”. Its lede begins “While many believed it to be an April Fool’s Day joke”. It quotes a “MrTsyganok [sic]” but never identifies who he is. Nonetheless, he tells us that “we know very little about this weapon”. It abuses the passive voice to the point of making me question the existence of human agency. It contains maddeningly vague and completely unsubstantiated claims like this:

    Precise details have not been revealed but previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thoughts.

    The weaponry is supposedly “based on new physics principles”, but also “has been around for some time”. And, finally, as the coup de grace, the article concludes with a digression about the winner of a competition to design “zombie safe houses”.

    Again, why would anyone believe a word this story says?

  • http://www.toddstadler.com/ tODD

    I know that, somewhere, there’s a factual basis to this article. And yet I have to ask: why would anyone believe a single word of this particular story?

    It was written by “staff writers”. Its sole accompanying image is “A scene from [video game] Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies”. Its lede begins “While many believed it to be an April Fool’s Day joke”. It quotes a “MrTsyganok [sic]” but never identifies who he is. Nonetheless, he tells us that “we know very little about this weapon”. It abuses the passive voice to the point of making me question the existence of human agency. It contains maddeningly vague and completely unsubstantiated claims like this:

    Precise details have not been revealed but previous research has shown that low-frequency waves or beams can affect brain cells, alter psychological states and make it possible to transmit suggestions and commands directly into someone’s thoughts.

    The weaponry is supposedly “based on new physics principles”, but also “has been around for some time”. And, finally, as the coup de grace, the article concludes with a digression about the winner of a competition to design “zombie safe houses”.

    Again, why would anyone believe a word this story says?

  • SKPeterson

    Maybe this is just a case of the Orthodox celebrating April Fools one week later than the West.

    I note that the Herald Sun also has this gem:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/sci-tech/study-in-psychological-science-journal-connects-conservatism-with-low-intelligence/story-fn5iztw3-1226322977357

  • SKPeterson

    Maybe this is just a case of the Orthodox celebrating April Fools one week later than the West.

    I note that the Herald Sun also has this gem:

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/technology/sci-tech/study-in-psychological-science-journal-connects-conservatism-with-low-intelligence/story-fn5iztw3-1226322977357

  • kerner

    So. We’ve finally arrived at this:

  • kerner

    So. We’ve finally arrived at this:

  • Tom Hering

    The folks over at Prison Planet were talking about this five years ago.

  • Tom Hering

    The folks over at Prison Planet were talking about this five years ago.

  • SKPeterson

    Tom – And note the source: Pravda. No link to an actual article or anything, but just Pravda.

    It’s like that story I saw on the news last night that confirmed that Obama has been in contact with the aliens who designed Stone Henge and Machu Pichu. Source: CNN.

  • SKPeterson

    Tom – And note the source: Pravda. No link to an actual article or anything, but just Pravda.

    It’s like that story I saw on the news last night that confirmed that Obama has been in contact with the aliens who designed Stone Henge and Machu Pichu. Source: CNN.

  • SKPeterson

    My other theory is that this is a case of Russian “Kim Envy.” Every time North Korea gins up some press with an announcement about a rocket launch or nuclear weapons test, the Russians come out with another “Yeah, well we have a psychotronic mind gun. So there!” response.

  • SKPeterson

    My other theory is that this is a case of Russian “Kim Envy.” Every time North Korea gins up some press with an announcement about a rocket launch or nuclear weapons test, the Russians come out with another “Yeah, well we have a psychotronic mind gun. So there!” response.

  • GGG

    Set your faces to stunned…

  • GGG

    Set your faces to stunned…

  • fws

    The second amendment protects my right to have a nuclear bomb. Show me how my reading is wrong.

  • fws

    The second amendment protects my right to have a nuclear bomb. Show me how my reading is wrong.

  • http://steadfastlutherans.org/ SAL

    Non-lethal electro-magnetic weapons seem like the perfect weapon for a soft dictatorship like Russia or a loosely organized one like China.

    You disperse crowds without creating martyrs or inspiring oppositional images. The problem with crowds is that they force you to bring your violence into the open where it causes too many complications. However dispersing crowds allows you to deal with people individually which is not hard for any autocratic regime.

  • http://steadfastlutherans.org/ SAL

    Non-lethal electro-magnetic weapons seem like the perfect weapon for a soft dictatorship like Russia or a loosely organized one like China.

    You disperse crowds without creating martyrs or inspiring oppositional images. The problem with crowds is that they force you to bring your violence into the open where it causes too many complications. However dispersing crowds allows you to deal with people individually which is not hard for any autocratic regime.

  • Carl Vehse

    SAL @ 21: “Non-lethal electro-magnetic weapons seem like the perfect weapon for a soft dictatorship like Russia or a loosely organized one like China.”

    Or even for traitorous regimes like the one we have in the White Hut. Maybe they’ll demonstrate it on any pro-George Zimmerman marchers.

  • Carl Vehse

    SAL @ 21: “Non-lethal electro-magnetic weapons seem like the perfect weapon for a soft dictatorship like Russia or a loosely organized one like China.”

    Or even for traitorous regimes like the one we have in the White Hut. Maybe they’ll demonstrate it on any pro-George Zimmerman marchers.


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