This Is A Chinese Gatling Gun. For, Um, Cops

Earlier this week, workers rioted in China's Shaxi, a manufacturing town in Guangdong province. Before that, there were reports of riots at a Foxconn plant in Chengdu. Make no mistake, China doesn't appear to be near a tipping point; however, there seems to be something in the air. While certainly not widespread, some people do seem uneasy.

With that in the back of your mind, this weapon is freakin' scary. You are looking at 7.62mm Gatling machine gun, which can fire from 2500 to 6000 rounds per minute. It's not for the military. And it's not for hunting Predator.

As China Digital Times pointed out, it's supposedly for the cops and appeared at this year's China Police Expo at the Beijing International Convention centre.

"This is a f**king policeman's machine gun," wrote one Chinese blogger. "Who are the police going to mow down with this gun?" asked one Chinese social networking site user. "The American imperialists or the Japanese devils? Who are they selling this thing to?" The cops, it seems, the cops.

Machine Guns: Not Just for Soldiers Anymore [China Digital Times]


    much easier than parking tanks on them

    I imagine, though do not approve, that if you filled it with beanbag ammo you could clear an unruly mob very quickly.

      Would you be able to put beanbag ammo in this? As I understand it, gatling guns have insane muzzle velocities to get the bullets out fast enough so that it can reuse the barrel so quickly. If you were to shoot beanbags out of a gatling gun they'd probably kill people anyway.

      You can't fire bean-bags out of this thing... Beanbags are used only in shotguns because of relatively low velocity, low temperature barrel and large bore. The single-shot nature also ensures that you're particular with its use. Focussing a minigun will still kill people, regardless of ammo.

    bah given the population the unrest is not that surprising. Australia has had its fair share of G8, gillard and carbon protests. we just have less ppl.

    as for this.... BBQ WTF

      Bahaha, haven't heard that since cod4 multi player.

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