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    The world's smallest gun
    Costing 3,000 in stainless steel, a gold-plated, diamond-studded version is also available.

    It cannot be imported into the UK, and buyers in Switzerland and Europe must get a permit from police to own one.

    The gun is banned in the US - because it is too small to qualify for sporting purposes.

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    Awwww, it's so CUTE! And it comes with a little keychain! It's precious!

    Oh, wait, and it kills people. Nevermind.
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    Can you imagine telling people you got held up by that?

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    Could you imagine trying to load the thing? Time to reload...let me get my tweezers. I saw from their website that target practice would be quite expensive too at about $10/round. Nanotech manufacturing for the rich, I suppose.

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    Interesting. That's essentially the same size projectile as a BB gun and the velocity is only a little faster. I doubt it would stop anything much bigger than a small bird or a squirrel. A BB gun stings and leaves a red mark, but seldom breaks the skin on a person.

    How do you get your finger over the trigger, though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    Interesting. That's essentially the same size projectile as a BB gun and the velocity is only a little faster. I doubt it would stop anything much bigger than a small bird or a squirrel. A BB gun stings and leaves a red mark, but seldom breaks the skin on a person.

    How do you get your finger over the trigger, though?
    That's what I was thinking. Maybe I'm wrong, but I imagine it's only effective at very close range... like Derringers. I'm assuming that little projection from the trigger guard is a second trigger. Still, does not look like it'd be easy to aim or fire.
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    I'm not a ballistics expert by any means - in fact, I know very little about guns and ammo. But doesn't the shape of the bullet help determine the lethality of it? BBs are round, but wouldn't a bullet, shaped differently, have a different effect on the target body?
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    Best New ABW Member 2007 sfcom's Avatar
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    We can now look forward to hearing:

    "And the murder weapon was found under the shooter's tongue..."

    or

    "The gun used in the bank robbery was never found. It quite possibly was melted down with a cigarette lighter."

    And the world just keeps getting more and more strange. Maybe next year we will all have mini grenade or missile launchers in our stockings for Christmas...

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