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Recessed Gun Safety Requiring Adult Sized Hand To Engage

Fingers must be long enough to reach into recesses to activate safety off buttons before firing
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See schematic.
doctorremulac3, May 19 2014

Schematic https://dl.dropboxu...20SAFETY%20GRIP.jpg
Apologies for the crappy drawing [doctorremulac3, May 19 2014]

Promo pic of Gun-O-Saf-E-Tee exoskeleton http://cdn.thebillf...ey-powerloader.jpeg
[not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014]

88 https://www.youtube...watch?v=K0aHnFo5CI8
[not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014]

Krupp 8.8cm FlAK http://en.wikipedia...cm_Flak_18/36/37/41
Gun porn ... [8th of 7, May 20 2014]

Sidney street siege http://en.wikipedia...ge_of_Sidney_Street
[not_morrison_rm, May 23 2014]


       No guns? Ok, I give up.   

       Two bits of plastic, cut from a thick-walled bottle, like washing up liquid, or two plastic rulers..
not_morrison_rm, May 19 2014

       Children have been known to poke holes with sticks.
Vernon, May 19 2014

       But not 4 holes at the same time where the stick has to reach around an obstacle, turn back 180 degrees and hit 4 small buttons.   

       The only way to overcome this would be with finger extensions which is pretty unlikely, but at some point there's no foolproof safety measure for anything.   

       Just to make things more complicated, you might need to insert your fingers in a certain order like a combination before it unlocks.
doctorremulac3, May 19 2014

       Or your gun could ask you some general-knowledge questions and require correct answers before it could be fired - e.g. <robotic voice> "What's the capital of Peru?"
hippo, May 19 2014

       Lima. Let me see if I got it.
doctorremulac3, May 19 2014

doctorremulac3, May 19 2014

       It would help keep guns away from most kids. That is same hand you use to aim with and slowly pull the trigger. Rifle or pistol it would make the shot pattern larger and more random, because you hand has to do one more thing and your brain might be distracted.   

       hippo (If you can't remember the capital of Peru, the home invaders kill your entire family. "Honey why is there a map of South America on the bedroom wall ?")
popbottle, May 20 2014

       //there's no foolproof safety measure for anything.   

       Erm, impossible to get shot by a gun, where there is no gun. Works for me.
not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014

       It might actually be better the other way around: with the gun only shootable by a child.
calum, May 20 2014

       To clarify: I looked on the internet and found that in 1991, only 8% of accidental deaths associated with firearms in the US were caused by children under the age of six. This suggests to me that (a) American under sixes are the safest users of firearms and (b) simply making handguns harder for grown ups or bigger boys and girls to use could reduce the number of unintentional firearm related deaths by 92%.
calum, May 20 2014

       //of accidental deaths associated with firearms in the US were caused by children under the age of six.   

       ..but how about the deliberate deaths?   

       The most obvious answers are either the two key system, with both keys being 6ft apart, or enormously large grips and a trigger with a pull of 100kg.   

       Comes complete with exoskeleton (adult size only) so you can actually hold the gun and pull the trigger. See promo pic linky.
not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014

       This idea discriminates against adult women with small hands and limited strength. [-]
8th of 7, May 20 2014

       Not if they use the exoskeleton mentioned above, probably be able to pick up and fire an 88.. c link
not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014

       // use the exoskeleton //   

       Will that be available in pink and white, with diamante insets and a lace trim ?
8th of 7, May 20 2014

       ... Borg sex-toy <facepalm>
FlyingToaster, May 20 2014

       Well, yes, 88's are pretty sexy ...   

8th of 7, May 20 2014

       That would really depend where on the exoskeleton the 88 was attached.
FlyingToaster, May 20 2014

       //Right. Impossible for a burglar to get shot when the law-abiding homeowner has no gun to defend himself with.   

       Strangely...to me that sounds quite good. Burglar-san now knows I am not going to try killing him/her, so they don't have a particularly good reason to try killing me...burglary is for money...
not_morrison_rm, May 20 2014

       //medley of Spandau Ballet hits.   

       Cruel and unusual punishments...
not_morrison_rm, May 22 2014

       //silencing a witness who can put them in jail for the burglary,   

       Consider the jail time for burglary, then the jail time for murder...there is a disincentive in killing the householder...   

       and the insurance is going to cover whatever got stolen, so you have little incentive to kill the burglar.   

       Just...I remember one burglary in London they decided to not try killing each other, so a small kind of bargaining session emerged, "sure you have the flat screen, but that jar is Aunt Mable's ashes so that's staying" and so on.   

       Probably tough on the ego, but nobody died, the police get a witness who is still breathing etc
not_morrison_rm, May 22 2014

       //so a small kind of bargaining session emerged//   

       Now 'that' sounds like a Monty Python skit;
"Right... can we have your silver then?"

       //most city dwellers rent and do NOT carry renter's insurance   

       Pourquoi? That's just daft.   

       Basically your average London burglar is descended from a long line of burglars, one of whom nicked the silverware from the first Roman encampment, so they have 2000+ years of experience to fall back on....it takes a while for a vaguely logical scheme to get worked out. In the same manner, criminals and the police in the UK do seem to have a "you don't shoot us, we don't shoot you" kind of deal going...which newcomers sometimes don't know...see Sidney Street siege.
not_morrison_rm, May 23 2014


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