There is Nothing More Steampunk Than This Fully-Functional Gatling Gun

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This DIY Rifle Can Whip 600 Batteries in a Minute, and It's Delightfully Stupid

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Cooking Bacon on the Barrel of a Rifle, is Anything More American?

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Invention of the Day: New ‘Alternative’ Gun Attachment May Prevent Shooting Deaths

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The Ferguson Police Department is testing out a new device which they think might help prevent unnecessary shooting deaths.

“The Alternative” was invented by a retired police officer and is produced by a California-based company called Alternative Ballistics. It’s an orange accessory that sits on the end of a gun and basically slows down the bullet so it is less likely to kill someone (although it has never actually been used on a human).

“It’s going to feel like you’re getting punched in the chest by Barry Bonds,” CEO Christian Ellis told CNN. “It’s going to break some ribs.”

The company claims it only takes a few seconds to attach the device to the gun, and it doesn’t obstruct the view of the target through the sight.

Here’s a description of how it works according to Alternative Ballistics:

Once the weapon is fired; the bullet embeds itself inside the projectile with no chance of escaping, simultaneously transferring the bullet’s energy, propelling it directly at the target. Once the bullet is fired from the gun into the projectile they permanently become one unit. The docking unit will automatically eject from the weapon and the firearm returns to its normal function before it cycles in a new round.

The Canadian Military's Newest Firearm is Straight Out of a Video Game

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That's a grenade launcher sitting on top of that gun, and apparently you can even slot in a shotgun somewhere on there. You know, for reasons.

Pro Tip for Robbers: Don't Try to Shake Down Someone Faster Than You

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Shooting in the New Year

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