As Southern Illinois University student Drake Anthony explains, there was no practical reason for him to build this superweapon, but because it wasn't illegal, why the hell not? I'll let Drake explain all of the sciency stuff about this laser gun -- which is sure to fall into the wrong hands any day now -- but let this serve as a reminder to all the future inventors out there: lasers will never not be badass. 

I'm not sure what NASA's schedule is like for the rest of this year, but whatever they're up to I say they scrap those plans and work on building a jumbo version of this laser shotgun. We're going to need some serious firepower when the aliens invade.