Well, possibly, anyway! Two Japanese researchers have put together a gun capable of stopping your speech, mid-sentence. The device uses a microphone and a speaker to render you speechless.
Kazutaka Kurihara of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science wrote, "In general, human speech is jammed by giving back to the speakers their own utterances at a delay of a few hundred milliseconds. This effect can disturb people without any physical discomfort, and disappears immediately by stopping speaking. There are still many cases in which the negative aspects of speech become a barrier to the peaceful resolution of conflicts."
The possibilities are endless. Imagine, no more moderator needed during the upcoming Presidential debates! Here's how it works: