Internet-controlled shotguns linked to web cams on food plot

Discussion in 'Georgia In the News' started by PaintTheSkyGrey, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. PaintTheSkyGrey

    PaintTheSkyGrey Member

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    Wow... Not much more I can say about this one. :shock:

    Creepy as the concept might be, someone actually built an Internet-controlled network of web-accessible cameras and shotguns aimed into a food plot on a Georgia Power Company right-of-way last fall.

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    According to a bulletin from the Georgia Information Sharing & Analysis Center, "three shotguns were set up on a platform and linked to a web-accessible camera system that allows the guns to be fired via an internet connection."

    A second, identical system was found on the other side of the right-of-way, for a total of six shotguns.

    The expensive Benelli shotguns appear to be chambered for 3-inch shells and fitted with magazine extension tubes that increase their capacity from five to as many as eight rounds. Such a system, if fully operational, could direct substantial - and deadly - firepower.

    The bulletin, circulated by the Office of Homeland Security, went on to say that the guns were trained toward a food plot, and that their likely intent was for hunting in an area known to be infested with feral hogs.


    http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/bl ... d-web-cams
     
  2. pml

    pml Active Member

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    I've read the hunting regs, I think that is illegal
     

  3. seereus

    seereus Active Member

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    Calling Political BS on this one.

    Lots of greenery to be fall.
     
  4. hamster

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    Article in GON jan2011 edition says time frame was early November.
     
  5. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    If the items were removed before authorities arrived, how do they know it was internet controlled? How do they know half the things they claim only from a picture a contractor snapped of it before he left?
     
  6. commodore_dude

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    My uncle works for the forestry service in NC, and they all got a BOLO for similar setups several weeks ago. Seems legit.
     
  7. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Seems like a good way for criminals to steal some guns.
     
  8. Editingfx

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    Wait... you mean I have to go OUTSIDE to hunt hogs??

    [​IMG]
     
  9. mountainpass

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    The question I have is why was DHS called?

    A Georgia Power crew found it.
     
  10. AeroShooter

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    Replace the shotguns with AR-15's w/ 200+ round mags, move it from a food plot to a crowded venue, and you'll have your answer.


    The question I have is why was DHS called?

    A Georgia Power crew found it.[/quote:1nidd1l7]
     
  11. mountainpass

    mountainpass Under Scrutiny

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    Or replace the table with a vehicle and drive it around.. :roll: ...Come on, stop dreaming.....It's shotguns....a middle of nowhere South GA right of way.
     
  12. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I didn't know that 200+ rd. magazines exit for AR-15s.

    I suppose you could use a shrike belt-fed upper to get that sort of capacity.
     
  13. AeroShooter

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    Here's an example of the design:

    http://www.impactguns.com/store/BETA-CCM000-4.html

    That one is 100 round. I recall seeing a similar design that held more rounds but I can't seem to find it now.
     
  14. AeroShooter

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    I'm not suggesting this particular setup was done by... wait for it... 'terrorists'. But I think it is only a matter of time before we see an assault on the public using a similar set up.
     
  15. phantoms

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    You've already seen it for years in the form of cell controlled bombs which do much more damage. I will admit however that a gun setup might do more psychological damage to people who've been somewhat desensitized to bombings.
     
  16. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I am familiar with beta mags (and the Korean knock-offs) but I still have never heard of any being 200+ rounds.
     
  17. TippinTaco

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    lol leave it to the south to create something like this.
     
  18. phantoms

    phantoms Senior Mumbler

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    Shotguns, smotguns. I want me one of these. :mrgreen: