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Bulls Eye Bullets

Bullets that Cruise To Their Destination
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Replace guns with miniaturized Cruise Missile launchers. Such cruise missiles can be guided by a variety of technologies from already existing laser aims to GPS, voice/image recognition and the like.

In addition to removing the need to aim and reducing colatteral damage, it would fulfill Chris Rock's brilliant Gun Control idea (It's not guns, it's bullets. Bullets should cost like a $1,000 each).

We will also start hearing Stop, Or I'll Let That Bullet Catch You in cop movies.

theircompetitor, Mar 06 2004

Smart Bullets http://www.sniperco...es/SmartBullets.asp
[theircompetitor, Mar 03 2005]

GPS bullets http://www.bbc.co.u...technology-24731080
[theircompetitor, Oct 30 2013]

Gyroget http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrojet
Ammunition not guided, but rocket propelled and expensive. [Edit] As mentioned by [bristolz]. [spidermother, Oct 31 2013]

in testing http://m.washington...ul-self-guided-bul/
[theircompetitor, Jul 12 2014]

(?) Exacto bullets http://www.darpa.mi...e_%28EXACTO%29.aspx
[theircompetitor, Feb 03 2015]


       Per the TV program I just watched, the armaments industry is hard at work on bullets that track their targets, that explode at an ad hoc range (so you can hit someone around a corner or in a foxhole, for example), and otherwise make it pretty much a given that if someone fires a gun at you, you're dead.
DrCurry, Mar 07 2004

       The GyroJet revisited.
bristolz, Mar 07 2004

       Saw this (technology on link) on Science Channel yesterday
theircompetitor, Mar 03 2005

       [tc] I followed the link - that thing is 4.5cm in diameter - in my book, that's hardly a bullet, that's artillery.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 04 2005

       I'm seeing the dum-dum bullets from "Roger Rabbit".
angel, Mar 04 2005

       Read sci-fi. Many books have this.
DesertFox, Mar 04 2005

       [DF]: Do these sci-fi books explain how it works? (Not that this idea does, of course.)
<baldrick>"... so I thought that if I *owned* the bullet with my name on it ..."</baldrick>"
angel, Mar 04 2005

       [angel] -- I was proposing tracking mechanisms. The article proposes steering mechanisms.
theircompetitor, Mar 04 2005

       Shirley the best way is to have bullets with a paper target stuck on front, so wherever they end up, they hit the bulls eye.....   

       NB not to be tested on bulls, they have enough problems as it is without intermittent sniper fire.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 12 2014


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