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Thread: Is this the same as the Hunter Alert posted by Larrakin?

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    Is this the same as the Hunter Alert posted by Larrakin?

    From the New Zealand Herald

    Hunter's fear leads to safety invention

    A hunter's fear of being shot by his mates has translated into a world first for hunting safety. Lower Hutt man Michael Scott's been flooded with interest since news of his invention aired earlier this month. The industrial designer and keen hunter's invented an alarm system for guns which beeps if the firearm is aimed at a person instead of a deer. Mr Scott says the idea came to him after a nerve-wracking hunting experience. "I was with a couple of guys and we ... split up, and there's an animal nearby and I couldn't see them and I knew they had their guns loaded and were pretty keyed up to see this deer, and I had recollections of all the newspaper articles I'd seen about the terrible accidents that happen and I kind of feared something like that's going to happen to me, what should I do?" Mr Scott says the alarm system's still being developed, but he hopes to launch it in the United States sometime next year.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Pretty sure it is.
    Michael Scott was on Close Up the other night.
    Local rag article Hutt designer pushes safer hunting system | Stuff.co.nz

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    Yeah similar, a mate of mine launched a gadget that hunters wear and it comunicates wth anyone else wearing one who comes within a certain range.
    He has been working on making the unit fully waterproof before relaunching it again shortly.
    These units beep to each other and avoid pointing a firearm at anyone.

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    I can see the value, but I fear that common sense may be ignored in favour of technology?

    Lentil and Scouser like this.

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    Yeah who knows what the answer is.
    Cant beat identify your target beyond all doubt.
    We are trying to get the newbies on our hunts course to treat any movement as human an then to identify it as being a deer second,
    Trying to change the mindset
    kimjon, Scouser and The Jackel like this.



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