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It's 2020 and I still don't have a fricken laser gun...

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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:40 AM
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The title pretty much sums up my grievance here.
I've been in the military for going on close to 20 yrs, and I still don't have a laser gun.
I got to work with some DARPA guys about 10 yrs ago and they told me they have them, but the manufacturing cost to mass produce them for the military was still way too high.

But come on, with all the advances in technology, production, additive manufacturing... we should be able to field some fricken laser guns.
I've been lucky in that my body hasn't started falling apart yet, so I'll be able to remain on active duty well beyond 20 years. But I'm passed the half way point and am running out of time.

Is it too much to ask to get a fricken laser gun?!
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Join the Navy then





posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Some of us do,






posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:03 AM
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originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: watchitburn

Join the Navy then




I don't swing that way.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

I have a solution. Wear ear plugs, and when you fire your duty weapon, just make "pew, pew" sounds.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: network dude

It's just not the same.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Just say Watchitburn Barada Nikto and let Gort take care. Laser guns are too heavy.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

Sorry, I tried.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:28 AM
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AND! you should be flying around in your flying car whilst firing said lazer gun..

Sheesh,



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 09:50 AM
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Your waiting for the wrong thing

You see the laser rifle has long been made

The exoskeleton so you can carry the 700 lb battery tho will take some time

I think what your really hoping for is a plasma gun lasers are so 1960s lol



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:34 AM
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3 years ago




posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 10:49 AM
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Lasers are one of the most inefficient inventions ever made has a lot to do with it. What is better is a wave or pulse weapon.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:07 AM
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With certain States (cough cough - Virginia) looking to forcibly confiscate existing firearms - and the UN looking to hire "disarmament officers" for posting in the United States - I would say you have a better chance of seeing God in his underwear than you do owning a phaser (unless you build one on your own, of course)
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 11:38 AM
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a reply to: watchitburn

They are out there. Perhaps you and or the movies and writers assumed everyone could AFFORD one?.. lol
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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

StyroPyro is the man.



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posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: watchitburn
Don't have a flying car either was promised one back in the 50's.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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if you have a red dot scope mounted .

Technically you do . 😁



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:47 PM
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Be thankful not all predictions come to pass.


Imagine wearing that with your laser gun at your side.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn

originally posted by: Spacespider
a reply to: watchitburn

Join the Navy then




I don't swing that way.


Then you don't get a laser gun. Simple.



posted on Jan, 2 2020 @ 04:54 PM
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Oh , no , you didnt....
Worst movie ever....
You have lost several thousand points with me.



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