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Irradiate Assault Weapons

give assault weapons a unique radiation signature so they are detectable
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I don't know if this is even possible but it seems like you could require particularly ominous weapons like assault rifles to undergo a bath of some kind of radiation. This radiation would be uniform and would allow security personnel to detect these weapons at a long range.
lepton, Oct 04 2017

DU in weapons https://en.wikipedi...ki/Depleted_uranium
"The use of DU in munitions is controversial because of concerns about potential long-term health effects" [Sgt Teacup, Oct 06 2017]

And then you can load them with these .... Radioactive_20Bullets
What else can we irradiate ? [normzone, Oct 06 2017]

" That doesn't really even seem possible " https://www.youtube...watch?v=C7zmSavFgwY
[normzone, Oct 06 2017]

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       [-] Bad physics.
8th of 7, Oct 04 2017

       [-] Bad physics.
MaxwellBuchanan, Oct 04 2017

       [-] Bad physics.
Voice, Oct 04 2017

       [-] Bad psychics.
normzone, Oct 04 2017

       [-] Bad physics.
doctorremulac3, Oct 04 2017

       Make the bullets out of sortof not-quite-deleted uranium?
RayfordSteele, Oct 04 2017

       Don’t be deterred by the 'bad physics' comments. They’re just jealous of your idea, which would solve all of the problems of assault weapons being in the hands of hillbilly types in an instant. Having said that, I'm going to have to add this fishbone for more personal reasons
[-] Bad breathe.
xenzag, Oct 05 2017

       //I don't know if this is even possible//   

       Nor do I, but a remarkable degree of consensus seems to be developing.
pertinax, Oct 05 2017

       //..detect these weapons at a long range.//
To be detectable at long range, it will probably need to be rather a lot of radiation, which would be dangerous/deadly for the person holding the gun.
So, win-win!
neutrinos_shadow, Oct 05 2017

       I'm going to retract my bone and give you a bun because I don't want to feel like I'm piling on.   

       [+] Because you seem like a nice person. (Not a great idea though.)
doctorremulac3, Oct 05 2017

       [-] (slips into the spot [doc] left open)
lurch, Oct 05 2017

       I’m taking back my bone too. The breathe has improved.
xenzag, Oct 06 2017

       [-] So, you idiots are fine with an idea that   

       a) won't work, but
b) if it did work, would cause your soldiers to sicken and die, and...
c) if they managed to survive, would be easily spottable by the enemies of your country, by design ?

       Oh, and of course "assault weapon", because obviously the HB needs more deliberate abuse of language.
FlyingToaster, Oct 06 2017

       Baked, more or less. See link, and 'Gulf War Syndrome'.   

       Soldiers in Iraq were exposed to anti-nerve-agent PB pills, actual nerve agents, anthrax vaccines and burning oil. They were also using 'dirty bullets' and explosives made with depleted fissionable material. Dastardly, but true. Detectable with the right detectoring equipment, perhaps.
Sgt Teacup, Oct 06 2017

       I got a C in college classical physics. So I guess I don't understand much.
lepton, Oct 06 2017

       Don't feel bad about it, [lepton]; just take the help file's advice and write about what you know.
pertinax, Oct 06 2017

       //So, you idiots are fine with an idea that//   

       Putting a bone or a bun on a website that discusses silly ideas has absolutely no meaning whatsoever. Yes, absolutely fine with that.
doctorremulac3, Oct 06 2017


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