Three brothers, Randall, Daniel and Michael Gregg (the Gregg Group), have conceptualized a new rifle platform that would shoot photos and video instead of bullets.
Harmless Hunter KillShot, as they're currently calling the concept, is designed to replicate a real bolt-action hunting rifle, complete with a riflescope. The difference is, when a "hunter" centers the crosshairs on a target and pulls the trigger, they'll be snapping an 8 megapixel photo or possibly a video recording to share with others in an online community. It's hunting "without necessitating the 'kill'" as they say in their invention description. The Gregg Group firmly believes the technology would be highly beneficial for not only those who wish to hunt without killing, but also for new hunters who are still learning safe and proper firearm handling.
Right now they're nearly halfway to their $15,000 contribution goal because of "backers" on KickStarter.com (popular website to raise money for kickstarting new inventions), which would enable them to build a prototype and move forward with the project. The project will only receive funding if they reach their goal by April 1 at 7:56 p.m. EDT.
Get a closer look at their concept in this short video:
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