No, this isn't something out of bad science fiction or even good science fiction. It's the real thing, coming to a neighborhood near you!
Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership is concerned deeply. Both the military and your local police are showing more and more interest in robots to sent into "harm's way". They want to put guns into the "hands" of these machines, and eventually they want them to be "autonomous" -- not even remote-controlled by a human being who can be held morally and legally responsible for any carnage they may wreak.
The U.S. government plans to sink four billion of your dollars into this scheme to control your life and the lives of everyone around you.
If the idea of streets -- and school hallways -- being patrolled by computer-driven hunks of junk armed with fully automatic weapons makes the fine hairs stand up on the back of your neck, then join the club.
Better yet, click on over and read award-winning columnist (and veteran science fiction novelist) L. Neil Smith's latest essay on the subject, entitled "There Oughta Be Three Laws", only here, at http://www.JPFO.org
- The Liberty Crew