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Old March 1, 2013, 10:55 AM   #32
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The problem with all three is the power supply. We just don't have the power generation capability to make man-portable EM acceleration guns or lasers.

Although with lasers the problem is even worse, since the total lack of penetrative capability means you need a ridiculous wattage to make an effective weapon. Otherwise you just have something that gives injury ranging from blindness and severe sunburn to third-degree surface burns. Will it kill someone? Sure, but bullets are way simpler and arguably more effective.

EDIT: I just had an interesting analogy pop into my head.

A laser beam is the ultimate boutique exotic ammo- an infinitisimally light projectile loaded to literally light speed. Heh.

Expect new releases from DRT and Extreme Shock shortly.
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