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Video: Gun-firing drones show humanity is hellbent on killing itself

Published Jul 16th, 2015 6:45PM EDT
Gun-Firing Flying Drone Video
Image: Screenshot / YouTube

Putting guns on drones isn’t such a crazy idea if you ask the military. You can mount destructive missiles on unmanned vehicles and send them to do the dirty work – it’s not necessarily moral or right, but that’s beside the point right now, because now we’re seeing regular citizens create gun-toting drones of their own that they can control just through their iPhones.

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YouTube user Hogwit posted on YouTube a concept of a Flying Gun a few days ago, which is a “homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it,” at least according to him.

It’s as simple as that, assuming the video displays a functional concept. The 14-second clip below shows the do-it-yourself drone firing the gun multiple times. Sure, there’s some recoil, but the drone keeps flying and shooting. It’s scary and shows what the future may bring – check out the clip for yourself.

As The Verge points out, according to FAA rules, this kind of drone is illegal, but that doesn’t mean someone couldn’t employ such means in the future.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.