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A Colt 38 revolver from 1938 that automatically takes a photo each time the guns trigger is pulled

A Colt 38 revolver from 1938 that automatically takes a photo each time the guns trigger is pulled

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O0kah

Kill cam, literally.


Chino-pty

With flash included


x_DE7IANCE_x

I was like "how are they including flas...ohhhhh" 😏😋


slowmotto

I feel like this would make a great Christmas present for a serial killer


lolsup1

Agreed. Old cameras were loud af so I assume it will mask the gunshot well


turdferguson3891

Well the flash was loud. The shutter was just a click.


experts_never_lie

You have reminded me of the birthday party scene in "Man Bites Dog".


Two_Coast_Man

Don't see that movie reference in the wild too often. Definitely would be the dream gift for the main character. That or a license to kill mailpersons.


experts_never_lie

I mean, it's been about a quarter century since I saw it, but occasionally particular scenes will pop out at you. Definitely not a film for general audiences, though.


Snark_Weak

If you and u/Two_Coast_Man have never seen it, I highly recommend a movie called "Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon." It's basically the exact same premise as "Man Bites Dog," except the subject of the mockumentary is an upstart serial killer who lives in a universe where Michael Meyers, Jason, Freddy etc. are all real, and the whole thing is played for laughs against slasher tropes. It's a perfect comedy imo.


Membership_Fine

Underrated comment that’s funny right there.


slowmotto

Honestly thanks dude


BananaNutLoafBread

The emojis 😩🥵


O0kah

Cursed_Flash


WineNerdAndProud

I used to play bass for Cursed Flash.


CadeCunninghausen

I once cursed at a bassist for flashing me.


HighStaeks

I flashed a bass once after being cursed.


Dominus271828

Was it a large or small mouth and how does one become cursed so they have to reveal themselves to fish?


rhum-Forrest-rhum

Shooting pictures.


redfoot62

They Shoot Pictures Don't They?


onFurcation

Snuff nose revolver.


DeanSmartin

Everyone's portrait has a scrunched up face.


Baelzebubba

"Awww you had your eyes closed for that one!" *shoots again


bearbarebere

Say cheese and die


TostitoSqueegee

. . . AGAIN!


Claim_to_Lame

This was a feature on gun in Cyberpunk 2020, so that you could show cops later that the target was armed or charging you when you pulled the trigger


Rygar82

Hey choom, want to drag race in the desert later?


IA-HI-CO-IA

Meanwhile cops in 2021, “my body cam malfunctioned.”


fuckittyfuckittyfuck

Stick that on an automatic and now you have a kill videocam


djfried

When i saw this picture those were the exact words that came to mind


galaxy_wolf91206

Damnit, beat me to it


Tongue8cheek

*"Focus you Fuck"*


Son_of_Plato

HAHA unexpected AvE


p00Pie_dingleBerry

Very unexpected to see an AvE quote in the wild. Nice job Reddit!


stealthisvibe

What's AvE? Been wanting some new shows and so far the ones I hear on Reddit I've really liked lol. So far the best have been The Good Place and Westworld.


SpaceMan420gmt

I was curious too, my guess is it's this Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWv6Pn\_zP0rI6lgGt3MyfA.


BURNER12345678998764

https://www.youtube.com/c/arduinoversusevil2025


Iambecomelumens

Arduino vs Evil is a YouTube channel.


egrith

Oh that’s what it stands for? Never knew


24mine

I’ve been watching him for at least 6 years and didn’t know that


DrunkPanda

I always assumed he was a Dutch ancestry guy whose name was like Armond vanErps or some shit


Jukeboxshapiro

Idk looks pretty skookum to me


[deleted]

Skookum sure, but how does she chooch?


sudodeadbeef420

Chinesium and magic fairy dust!


cyborgbill

Tappy tap taaap


Hoovooloo42

Skookum as *frig*


DogsOnWeed

Is AVE's lingo common from where he's from or is he just that much of a character?


deagz

Yes


simjanes2k

wow random ave reference


essentialatom

Just a half press to focus, full press to take the shot


johnny_ringo

Brilliant


InitialNeck9

Are…are those guys dead?


hobefepudi

Depends on the shutter speed and delay


Billy1138

Or if there were even a round in there, it only says when the trigger is pulled lol


madinekidd

You don't happen to be in a job that involves reading requirements per chance? this is such a programmer/QA response lol Edit: many have took this comment the wrong way, it wasn't attacking any other profession, many professions show analytical and critical thinking, this was more of a passing remark. Sorry I didn't include every profession that I have no experience in to reflect this comment in a better light.


Lunar_luna

I don’t know man, seems like basic reading comprehension to me.


BruceSerrano

And this is reddit. Reading comprehension need not apply.


Zech08

From all the rest of the comments skipping the details... probably


Billy1138

I did work in IT so close enough lol


Pak1stanMan

r/programmerhumor?


eppinizer

Don't be sorry. You're absolutely right. If anyone is mad its because they don't know how accurate you are. Programmers/SQA are, for lack of a better word, *programmed* to think that way. That isn't to say others aren't going to think that way too.


SGT3386

By delay, you mean a few decades? Dudes definitely dead


rm-tg

r/angryupvote


NightVoyage

And ground speed of the intended victim


hobefepudi

What about the average ground speed velocity of a swallow?


perpetualsleep

Laden or unladen?


techslice87

African or European


Direct_Knowledge2937

Then as long as the film never gets developed there is still a chance to save them. Got it!


00skully

This "gun" was not actually a gun. It wasn't loaded when the pictures where taken, it was essentially a camera with the casings of a weapon


Stompya

If it was shooting both simultaneously, the camera shake from the gun’s recoil would blur the photo


Mysterious-Ad-6827

It could be set up to take a photo at the end of the trigger pull right before the round goes off. That could be cool. I guess.


onedarkhorsee

Yeah that what i came to say.... would be a split second before.


20_Menthol_Cigarette

I love the thought of a cop just randomly shooting a house twice to get the two landscape photos.


_HIST

Get a machine gun and film a family video!


LegoMyAlterEgo

Everyone line up for a selfie!


Sects-And-Violence

Swiss Cheeeeeeeeese!


TheOtherAisle

Oh god damnit, here, take my upvote.


reallytrulymadly

Was this a prank item? You aim it at your target to geta photo of their shocked reaction?


[deleted]

It was probably for accuracy practice. Fighter pilots had a similar camera machine gun that would suck up hundreds of feet of medium format film and then they would see how many frames part of the target practice plane is center framed.


Nerddom13

Well yes, 1938 was a long time ago.


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_HIST

Enhance!


streetstreety

Yes, but not from the gun


undercover_geek

Probably, given that it's now 2021


ul2006kevinb

Considering those pictures were taken over 80 years ago I'd say yes they are


notbad2u

That pizza guy looks pretty surprised


bewb_wizard

I mean he’s only surprised because it’s the third shittiest thing to happen to him that day. Pizza delivery is ass from what I’m told.


brilliscool

No lie favourite job I ever had, although I did work in rural Oxfordshire so other than driving country roads it was pretty safe


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TheBrighterSkies

A pizza boy invented body armor because people kept shooting at him.


Tryhard696

That’s… a joke right? That’s insane


TrimtabCatalyst

Sources, based on searching the first six words of the comment: * [https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/body-armor-richard-davis/](https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-history/body-armor-richard-davis/) * [https://www.insider.com/modern-body-armor-was-created-by-a-frustrated-pizza-delivery-guy-2018-12](https://www.insider.com/modern-body-armor-was-created-by-a-frustrated-pizza-delivery-guy-2018-12) * [https://gearprovider.com/bulletproof/faq-who-invented-the-bulletproof-vest-pizza.html](https://gearprovider.com/bulletproof/faq-who-invented-the-bulletproof-vest-pizza.html) * [https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/modern-body-armour-was-invented-by-a-pizza-delivery-guy-who-was-tired-of-being-shot-at/](https://www.unilad.co.uk/life/modern-body-armour-was-invented-by-a-pizza-delivery-guy-who-was-tired-of-being-shot-at/) * [https://wtffunfact.com/wtf-fun-fact-pizza-delivery-to-body-armor/](https://wtffunfact.com/wtf-fun-fact-pizza-delivery-to-body-armor/)


SpedeSpedo

[Yes and no](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chance_(body_armor))


MentalSpring

Depends on the place, and you definitely have those nights, but I really enjoyed cruising around jamming out. My old boss is the only reason I quit


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notbad2u

The top one. It's actually some sort of big box. I was making a joke.


moneymountain13

Dick pic difficulty just went up


Bob-the-Human

Makes it more meaningful, because it's the last one you'll ever take.


Coryperkin15

"But Babe, I Hitlered my dong for you"


dym_sh

mazel tov


Halcyous

Talk about a bris.


JTitor00

Just don't load it. "Yeah I'm pretty sure I unloaded after last time," thought Mr. Bobbit.


buttchomper

🅱️oint!


FlakChicken

Carl wasn't the best or the most popular photographer but he sure had fun doing his job.


CastOfKillers

Feels like a The Farside comic.


FlakChicken

I love The Farside read them all the time as a kid.


blitz672

Well then you might be happy to know (if you don't already know) that he started putting out work online I think a couple years ago https://www.thefarside.com/new-stuff Not frequently but he started dabbling in digital art and putting up comics just for funsie.


SgtWings

Lemme take a selfie 😘🤳


TheDunadan29

Suicelfie


mapbc

Should have bought a Canon


AashritG

Take my free reward you bastard


WreckinTexin

Why did they shoot the harmless looking old man?


dym_sh

they only harmless before you start shooting, and after


EdithDich

Fool! That's his disguise!


boognerd

He was clearly resisting


ReptarOrgy

Finally some good fucking content. Yesterday I saw a post of a damn frog from that jumped while the photo was taken...


Fishtailbreak

Cops should have these


jwp75

I'm sure the "that'll never work" comment made about 5 minutes after this was made has been their mindset ever since. Super easy to do this and some extremely unobtanium rifles rely on cameras to shoot.


Fishtailbreak

i mean just make a camera that activates when your sidearm is pulled from holster. just have it picatinny and itll mount fine.


Garaleth

Or just have constantly on bodycams, not so hard.


HobbyistAccount

For some reason they keep failing. Terribly unreliable technology. Someone should look into that.


Azeron955

I wonder why


Jimbo_Slice1919

Yes “failing”


HolycommentMattman

Honestly, they shouldn't be able to turn them off so easily. And if they need to, make it a moderately difficult process like entering a pin or something. Then conduct a review on anyone who turns their cam off. Anyone with a legitimate reason will say so beforehand. Anyone else will just do it because they don't want evidence against them.


cannotbefaded

“He fell on a knife 5 times”


TheRealMisterMemer

nah that's just how it is, they break randomly, and everytime they do, a random black guy dies!


Undying4n42k1

Conclusion: Black people and cameras are both vulnerable to EMP.


Aquadian

Somebody ought to do something about these dead black guys breaking all these bodycams


geeky_username

>Or just have constantly on bodycams, not so hard. Battery is the problem there. Constantly recording video at any useful resolution drains a lot of battery.


taliesin-ds

switch ammo pouches for battery pouches.


navard

I mean I’m 100% in the police accountability camp. But I also understand that police deal with sensitive situations for individuals that deserve privacy. So I’m not sure always on is the right solution. However, the technology certainly exists to have a holster activated camera that has a rolling pre-record so that the camera starts saving everything from 5 minutes before the gun is drawn until manually stopped by a commanding officer. We certainly have they technology for that in 20 freaking 21


Florida_man2022

Some departments have it


TrumpsTanLine

>sensitive situations for individuals that deserve privacy then have the videos edited before being released to the public. the bottom line is we can't trust cops. they already know stuff about us that isn't regular public knowledge anyway.


OV3RGROWNJAGUAR

Or mount a power switch on the safety. If the safety is off, the camera is on.


PiDiMi

Glocks, which is what 95%+ of departments mandate as sidearms, don’t have safeties*. Not saying this is an impossible idea, but it is this way lol Edit: *TRADITIONAL SWITCH SAFETIES, since the person who literally has “forced pregnancy and lactation fantasies” in their bio, felt the need to correct me. Who else didn’t know getting forcibly milked was a kink?


bruhmoment988672

I watched a video where a cop had a camera that activated when they shot it.


Florida_man2022

They have that, some departments did or still do.


Deltair114

These already exist, they're made from Axon and they're being adopted slowly. As soon as the service weapon breaks holster retention, the drawing officer and their partner's cameras activate.


jwp75

They have em. But accountability is hard.


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People don’t even believe the body cam footage when it’s released in favor of their own interpretations, I doubt this would change people’s minds that much. Like when that girl with the knife was shot while she was literally lunging at the other girl about to stab her and people still protested.


sharklaserguru

It exists, but it's relatively new. Apparently the first use in a police shooting was in 2019, so pretty recent! Here it is in action (warning: people being shot/shot at): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqsrWDYZdaU


I_like_skate420

Heard that some departments already use a gun camera. There is actually already a shooting video on YouTube you can watch from the police gun camera. Believe they only started using them just some years ago.


Inevitable_Fall_4389

I have seen some tasers that have it built in, not sure about regular guns, but I don't see why it couldn't be made. As with body cams it's just up to cost and forcing the officers to use them.


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sixstringstrung

A department with 600-800 officers should be able to easily budget $500k and get it from the city or county that funds them. No grant needed.


InceptionBox

Cops should have these and body cams. More data, more points of failure and more policies and training for the failures.


Randomdude-5

Bodycams accomplish the same thing but with more coverage


Renshato

They often get covered when the officer pulls out their weapon. A combination of both would be best. You can see the events leading up to it from the regular cam, and get a clear view of the actual shooting once the gun leaves the holster.


CorneliaCursed

I ain't gonna talk shit about how conscious you should be about your body cam in the scenarios these cops have to go through, but the amount of questionable events where the body cam is *fully* covered do be a little suspicious.


Cruxion

They'll just "accidentally" cover it with their finger in the heat of the moment.


AngryBlondinCDA

What about the crap leading up to pulling the weapon? What about everything going on around at the time..frame rates...lighting..bad enough with body cams. What about the 99% of the time it's not fired but pulled? Body cams are a better solution.


Fishtailbreak

We use body cams and cops just… turn them off.


HavenIess

They’ll find a way to turn the gun cameras off as well or disrupt the footage. Easier to prevent them from turning the body cams off while on active duty


10art1

A camera that can't film any context, and only starts when a cop pulls out their gun? It's like Reddit's wet dream!


ultrahello

I have the [higher resolution version](https://i.imgur.com/0VtPAOb.jpeg)


Diablo516-

Weren't cameras in 1938 the size of a fucking microwave back then?


RevolutionXenon

Not unless you mean TV cameras.


Fatal_Neurology

Gun cameras that took black and white video footage as machine guns were fired were commonplace in WW2 fighters! EDIT: Above comment is completely correct, it turns out 'TV cameras' specifically refer to video recorders using a video camera tube rather than film recording and they were indeed quite large and limited to TV studios in 1938.


RevolutionXenon

Were they film cameras? From what I know electronic video capturing to tape wasnt portable until the 50s.


jerquee

by 1938 film technology was pretty advanced, so there was no lower limit on the size of the camera other than the light-gathering requirements posed by physics


ac1084

"The camera is tiny but we still got these GIANT ASS EXPLODING LIGHTBULBS FOR THE FLASH. LETS MAKE IT A FUCKING GUN ITS NOT GONNA BE WORSE."


Beercounter1

If it was just a tiny piece of 8mm high speed film, you could render an image with anything that had some kind of focusing element


BURNER12345678998764

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minox#Subminiature_camera_history


Upwherewebelong

Kodak was making film in the 1880’s. This is more than 50 years later. Techmology 🤙


OlStickInTheMud

Then they passed on digital cameras. Whoopsie!


generica_ccount

IIRC Kodak was mostly a chemical company at that time, not a camera company. A digital camera would've poisoned their own revenue stream because their profit came from the chemicals involved in film development


myjobthemesong

What if you're a poor shot?


SnowProkt22

You'll miss


notbad2u

Become a nature photographer


dj_ordje

*Uhh yeah I got a really nice shot of that Norwegian Throatwobbler the other day, great plumage. A shame he's dead now.*


cowski_NX

My camera is so loud, it scares all the animals away!


tagjohnson

Might be a good addition to bodycams for cops.


mapbc

Underrated as hell


Shyassasain

Why did I have to scroll this far down to find this comment?! Seriously, this system would be great for making cops accountable for shootings, because it'd show whether in that moment the (now dead) person was running at them with a knife, running away, or on their knees with their hands cuffed to their ankles. The pictures should be kept in whatever file I hope they make whenever a cop uses their gun in public. You can't argue that more evidence/info on police shootings is a bad thing.


colonel-yum-yum

Ahem....I believe it's called a photoshoot


SpecialistBox4905

Smile and wait for the flash!


SomebodyinAfrica

This should be standard issue on guns, defending yourself in court after a defensive shooting would be so much easier.


Hufflepuffpuff_pass

Likewise, lying about self-defense would be harder


SomebodyinAfrica

Exactly! Very hard to make false claims in the face of hard evidence. Thinking about it, it should work somewhat like a dashcam , starts recording video when you unholster it , with sound. Immediately starts sending the footage and your location to a law enforcement/emergency network when you fire a shot(unless you are at a firing range).


Conscious-Bottle143

Couldn't you just cover the lens then shoot


tresanus

So do you turn it off at the gun range where 99.999% of shooting occurs? If it had an off switch it would be pretty useless though wouldn't it. So is it expected to store tons of photos of random range targets?


BANKMAN9117

So stuff like this do exist. **The problem is the recoil always messes up the actual money shot.**


SomebodyinAfrica

Dashcam style video perhaps?


FuckoffDemetri

You want a live camera running on every gun 24/7? The reason it works for cars is because they already have batteries and you can't use it without that battery. Same is not true for guns


LargestLionEver

“Well you blinked in the first one so…”


LiquidFireBR

"I swear I'm a photographer Mr Policeman"


treylanford

There’s a lot of r/holup in this one.


MegaElectronVolts

"Check out my new camera" BLAM "Hey this isn't a camera..."


LiquidOcelot_

That's one way of getting the yearbook photos.


[deleted]

Children hate this trick


truthovertribe

Should be standard on police issued guns ( they don’t always turn on their body cam)


RandomLollipop

Thank you for giving us the lowest picture size so we can clearly see the photos


-Candid-Candace-

Perfect novelty item to show off in high school photography class, especially if you're the quiet, weird kid.


meathead

Suicide selfie


stoolmaster69

Basically photos taken before disaster