Shoot Active Shooters From A Drone, Alleges Axon

By Nikita Ermolaev, Published Jun 03, 2022, 09:52am EDT (Info+)

Axon, most famous for taser stun guns and its eponymous body cameras, has announced it is developing a combination drone/taser that will shoot active shooters, capitalizing on recent tragedies in Buffalo and Texas.

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What is novel with Axon is that they aim to shoot, but not kill, active shooters. Is this a poorly conceived marketing stunt or a breakthrough in dealing with mass murders?

In this report, we analyze the approach Axon is taking and the logistical issues that it faces.

Axon ************

** **** ***, ****,************* **** *** ******* *** "******** begun *********** ** * ***-******, ********-******** TASER ***** ******" ** ******** ******* ********** **** *********. *** ******** ***** ** * part ** * *****-**** ******** ** "stop **** *********." ** ****** ******* VR ******** *** ***** ********** *** integration ** ******* *** ***** **-******* sensors **** "****-**** *************" **** *** first ********** *** *** ***** *** parts ** *** ********.

**** ********* *** ****** ** **** mass ******** ****** ** **** ***** releases *** ******** *****. ********, ** his **** ************ ***** ****:

* ******* **** [******] ** *** we *** *** ****** *********, ****** lives *** ******* **** *** ** the ******** ******** ******* **** *****.

Drone ***** ** ****

**** ** *** *** ***** **** that **** ** ********** ***** ******, a**** ******* ** *** ******* **** talks **** *** ************* * ********** ** *** *****. At **** **********, *****' ************ ********* a ******* ** * ***** **** a ***** ***. *******, *** ******* raised * ****** ** ********, ********* difficulty ** ********* **** * *****, public ********** ** ** ******** ***** vehicle, ***.:

**** * ****-**** ***** ** ***** a *** ** ***** ** ******* it ************...**’* **** **** ** ******** flying ** ** **** ** *** air *** **** *****’* ****** *** the ******’* ******—** ***** ** **** to **** ****. [**** *****, ********* director ** *** ******** ******** ******** Association]

*** **** *** * ********* ** accept ** ******** ******* ****’* *** some **** ** ****** ** ** might ** * ****** ** ******** [Pete *******, * ********* *** *** Portland ****** **********]

Drone *******

*** ******** ***** ***** ** ******** operated *** ******* ** ************** * target ** **** **** * ****** with * ************ ***** *******, ********* to *** ***** *******. ** ***** also ******* * ***** ****** ******, as ******* *** **** *****'* ******** **********:

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*** ***'* ***** ** ******** *****:

*** ****** **** ** ***-****** ** schools, ***** **** ** *** ******** post, *** ** ***** ************,** **** ****** **** ** ******* on *** **********' ******** **** * "smoke ********."

*** ***-**-***** ********* **** ** **** by * ***** ******** *** **** take **** ***** *** ***** ************** for *** ***** *********, *** ***** release *****. ***** **** **** *** drones **** ** ***-****** ** *** facilities *** *** ** ******** ********** by * "******* ***** ** ***********".

**** ********* *** ********** *********:

  • *** *** **** *** ***** **?
  • *** **** ******* **** * ***** carry?
  • **** ***** ** ******* *** ***** will *****?
  • **** ** *** ***** ** *** drone?

**** ** ***** ********* **** ******** by ****. ****, *******, ***** ** update *** ****** ***** *** ******* Reddit *** **** ** ****'* *** later *****.

Indoor ******** ***********

*** ******* ********** **** ***** ****** will **** ** ****** **** *********, the **** ****** **** ** **** shooting. ********* **** ****** ** ********** doors, *** ********** ** ********** *** flying ** ****** ********* (** *******, for *******), ********* ************ ****** ****** by *** ********* ** *** ********, etc. *** ******** ** **** ***********. It ******* ** ** **** *** Axon's ****** **** ** ******** ** them.

Shooting **** *****

*********** ****, ***** **** * ****** and *** ***** ****, ** **** also **** ** ***** * ***** payload, **** ******** **** *** ***** will ** *** ****** ** ***** down. ********, ** ****** **** ****** will ** **** ** ****** ****** speeds ** ***** ********, ***** **** increase *** ************* ** *** *****.

Shooting ****** *******

****** **** * ***** **** ** even **** *********** **** ****** **** a ******** *****. *** ****** ****** is *** ** **** ****, ** the ***** ****** ** ********** ***** to *** ****** (** ** ** ft) *** ****** **** ** **** patch ** ***** **** *** * maximum ******.

No *******

****** *** *********** **** *******, ** stealth ********* ** *** ********** **** in ******** ***** ****** ******* ******. While *** ***** ***** ** * distraction *** ** ****** ******* **** will ***** *********** ** ********** ***, neither *** ***** *******, ******** ****, or **** ************ **** ***** ****** as * ***********.

** *** *** *******, * ****** of ******** **** ********* ********* ********** of ***** ******. ***** *** **** recognize ***** ******** *** **** ** address **** **** * ****** ** strict ***** ** ********** *** ************** ensured ** ** ********* *********.

Ethics ***** ********

******, *** *******'* ********* ***** ********* **** ************, ******:

** *********** *** ********* **** *** process **** *** ******** ********* **** idea ** ****** ** ****** **********.

***:

[****] ***** ** ************ *****. ** is * ******* ********* ** **** the ***** ********* ** ******.

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********** **** ******* ********** *** ******** Board *** ***********. ** ***** ****'* decision ** ****** ***********.

Functional ***** ** ****, **** ******** ** ****

*** ******* **** **** *** * few ***** **** **** * **** solution, "***** ** ****", *** *** press *******. *******, ***** **** ** much *********** ******* ** ** **** and *** ********* ******** **** *** own ****** *****, ** ** **** this ******* * "**** ********" ** unclear.

Publicity *****

******* ***** ********** *** ***** ******* before ** ****, *** ******** ** publically ******** *** ***** ******* **** is * ***** **** **** ***** real ** ******* * ********* *****. 2 ***** ** * **** ****** of **** *** *&*, *** ********** something **** ****** * ********** ***** of ******* ** ***** ** ******** for *********** *********.

****, **** ***** ********* **** ** Evolv **** ********* ** **** ***** ******* ******* the ********* ** *********.

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*** ***** **** **** *** ** far ** *** ***** ****** ****, meanwhile, ********* *** ******* ** ***** doors ** ****** ****** ********.

*** **** ***** ****...

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*** ***** *** *********? ****** **** an ****** ***********.

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**** ** ********** ******. ******** ********* for *** ***-** **** ** **** infeasible ******** ***** ** *** ****.

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*** ******* ********* *** *********** ****-*** to *** **** *******.

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***** *** ** **** ** *** tax ******* **** *** *** **... (though * ** **** ** ******** bet **** ****** **** **** ***** does *** ****** * **** ******* even * ***** **** ***)

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** ** **** **** ** *****, let's **** **'* *** ******* ** something **** ******** ********* **** ***** nefarious ********/*********/***********!

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**** *** *** ** ** ***** thoughts. ***** *** ****** ***** ******** find ******* ******* ** ****** ****** kids, *** ******* *********** ********** **** the *******.

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* *** ******** * *** ***** ago ******* ******* ******** * ******* concept ** *** ****. *** ***** thought ** ******* ** *** ******* in **** *** ***** ****** **** will **** * ***** ***** ** the ***** ******** ** *** ******** of ***** * ******** ** **************** a ******** ** ****** **********.

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* ***** **** *** ******* *********, this ** * ********** ********* *****. Anyone **** * ******* ** ******** thought *** **** ****** ***** ** the ******* ** **** **** ** conclude ** ** ******** ******; **** in *****, *** *** ** *** posts *****.

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******* ** ******** ******* *** **** enough *****

*******, ******** **** *******, * ********* think **'* * **** ****:

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* ***** **** ** ****** ********* and **** ****** ** ****'* ***** but **** ** ***** ** **** a **** ****** ** ****** *** support **** *** ***** ****** ** issuing **** ***** *******.

*******, **** *** ******* ** ******* ****************** ** ****'* *** ********** ****:

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****'* *** ******* **** ******** - not ****** ******* *********. ********* ***** in * ***** ***** ****** ***** all ******** *** ** ****** ** #wereallinthistogether *** #**************** ♥♥ ******** ************* are **** ****** *** ******! ** can **** *** ***** * ****** place! ♥♥

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***, ******* * **** ******** ** be ********** ********* *** ***** **** most ***** **** ******** ****** ********* and ***** "*******" **********. * ***'* have * ******** *****.

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***** ******** *** ******* *** **** people *** ***'* **** **** **** are ******* ***** ** **** ******. Hopefully **** ** *****'* *** **** post ** **** *** ** ***** folks *** ***** ** **** ** with ******** *** ** ****** ** Knightscope.

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********* ****** ********* ***** ***'* ******.

*'* ****** *** ** ***** ***

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*** **** *** * ********* ** accept ** ******** ******* ****’* *** some **** ** ****** ** **might ** * ****** ** ******** [Pete Simpson, a spokesman for the Portland police department]

***********: ** ************* ********* ***** *** ****** ****** in ***** ****** **********.

****. ****.

*** ***** ******* ******* ** ******** are ****** ********* *** ****** ********* with ****** ** ** ******** ******** capabilities.

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********** ***** ** *** * ***** solution, ******* ***** ** ***** ** the **** ** *** ******** (**: drugs, ****** *****, ********* ******, ***.) and *** ** ******** ** *** fruits ***** ** ***** *****; ** need ** ********* ********* **** *** angles. ** *** *** *** ******** is ****** ** **** ** **** marketing *******, **** *** ********* **** to *** *****, *** ** ****** attacking *** ******** **** ***** **** to ******* ***** *** *******. ***** is ****** ******** ******* ******* *** poor ******** ****** **** **** ***** families.

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**** **** ******. ****-***** ****** **** case, **** **** ****** **, *** it **** ** **** ** *** necessary *********. **** **** *** **** make ** ****, **** **** **** the ******* **** ** **** *** way *** ***********.

**** **** *** ** *** ***** to **** *********** **** * *****, examples *** *** **** *** *********.

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****, * **** **** ********. *** show ** ***** **** ***** ********** directs ********* **** **** ***** *******. Those ***** ********** *** **** **** at ******** *****, ***** **** *** scene. * ***** ****** **** ************* could **** ******* ****** ***** ***** way **** ********* *** *** **** happened.

*** * ******* **** *** *** publicity ***** ** ********** **** ***** consulting ** *** *****.

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