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Shotspotter technology:

Discussion in 'Gun-Control Issues' started by Numismatist, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. Glock!9

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    I just read the same article...Thats interesting to say the least....
     


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  3. DAIadvisor

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    Sounds like an awesome idea in theory. But then so is communism.
     
  4. Gunnut 45/454

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    Yea you notice they left out a little detail- how many actual arrests have been made? Not cost effective for sure! But I'm sure the Obamamoa admin will waste billions of dollars on it!:faint:
     
  5. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    But, but, but it's for the childrens. :dunno: :faint:

    I'd post what I reall think of it but I've PO'ed enough people this week.:rofl:
     
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  6. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    Oh the hell with it… It’s bull dung… a waste of money and false sense of security. How many crimes has it stopped? How many criminals has it caught? :crazy:
     
  7. UtahIrishman

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    I guess this means there's no need to call in 'shots fired' anymore.

    I'm not sold on this at all. It raises serious civil liberty issues in addition to a lack of evidence that it works as advertised.
     
  8. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    See the bike in my avatar? It’s a Triumph and even the Triumph dealer can’t get the tune right on the computer. I refuse to spend over $200.00 for a computer program that cracks Triumph’s code to allow me to tune it to perform the way it should from the factory. Now don’t get me wrong, it runs grate. However, when I down-shift into a corner it backfires. Think anyone can tell the difference between my bike backfiring and a gun shot? I can’t! And I’m very familiar with both motorcycles and firearms. I’ll bet the “wonder system” can’t either.
     
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  9. Gunnut 45/454

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    Yea just think how much fun one could have - record a **** load of gun fire and then go blast it on your car radio! Just think about all the money you could have the cops watse running around trying to find you. Iguess people would be getting the doors kicked in as well for watching the lastest movie with alot of gun fire and the volume turned up! Cause to be effective it would have to be that sensitive.:rofl:
     
  10. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    You’re a very bad man Gunnut. Boy could we have fun together. :rofl:
     
  11. I've seen them tested, they actually work better then you would expect.
     
  12. Sbh87

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    They have shot spotter in Springfield, MA. More times than not they can pin point it to someone's back yard and more times than not they catch the perp. So to all of the nay sayers out there this catches the un-law abiding people and gets them off the street. Its proven and effective.


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  13. Sbh87

    Sbh87 Handgunner

    Also someone mentioned an backfire from a motorcycle and shot spotter can most defiantly tell the difference. It can even differentiate fireworks from gun shots.


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  14. Syclone538

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    It probably just listens for anything supersonic.
     
  15. Jerry

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    I’ll bet they’ll work as well as the “crime cameras” do in New Orleans. I've seen them tested. In the real world. Many don’t work at all, many have never worked and the one’s that actually do take pictures take such crappy pictures they are useless.

    Funny how the “crime cameras” take crappy pictures while traffic signal cameras take “LARGE” crisp clear pictures in full daylight and dark of night, (sometimes of motor-vehicles that haven’t even run a red light). But I’d expect the traffic-light cameras to work better then crime cameras. Traffic-light cameras bring in revenue while crime cameras are there for the sheep (false sense of security). They don’t stop crime and so far they haven’t caught anyone that has committed a violent crime. So call me skeptical of the sensor system. If it were to actually work it only works “WHEN” shots “HAVE BEEN FIRED”. So maybe y'all will catch a criminal after the damage is done. I hope you don’t really believe they will STOP a criminal from shooting someone one. :upeyes:
     
  16. Jerry

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    It has proven to be effective? How many murderers has it caught? How many murders has it foiled? Give me factual numbers because catching the guy shooting rats or Coons in his back yard is a far cry from catching “real criminals”.

    I’m sure the system there does a good job of spying on citizens in their back yards but not much for actually STOPPING or catching violent criminals.
     
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  17. ancient_serpent

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    When I was in the military we had some mounted on vehicles to test out. They worked ok, gave direction and distance to gunfire farily accurately. They weren't very rugged, though. Seemed like we were having to replace the microphones fairly often (until they quit giving us new microphones).
     
  18. Jerry

    Jerry Staff Member Moderator Millennium Member

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    I can understand how the technology would be a great asset to our military. Bad guys shooting are usually shooting at the good guys and they “usually” keep shooting until the “good guy” stop them. Knowing which direction the shooting is coming from before sticking one’s head out to figure it out I think would work “pretty darn good”. When it’s working! :thumbsup:

    Directional location antenna for radio frequencies had been around almost forever. Sound has frequency so it seems it would be quite easy to set equipment to pick up sounds that fall within a particular frequency.

    There’s one big problem with civilian use. It won’t stop criminals for shooting people and I doubt very seriously that after a criminal shoots someone he’s going to hang around where the shots were fired. In civilian use it’s another “feel good” system to waste our money. But God knows we need to catch all the bad people shooting in their backyards. :upeyes:
     
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  19. ctrl

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    In most places shooting in your backyard in city limits is agaisnt the law regardless. These setups use trianglation to determine direction and speed of travel of people shooting from vehicles and such, and despite what you might think-they actually work and do catch criminals.

    Search youtube "shotspotter".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l88mTZ0xqbk
     
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