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Saturday, February 02, 2013

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CitizenScribe

The short answer is, this is a bad idea.

I have pistols that haven't been fired in more than two years. As it stands now, I don't have to worry about battery failure, loss of saved biometric data, or any of the other common failures of high-tech devices. If an emergency occurred, I could grab one of these and know that -- because it's a purely mechanical system -- I could depend on it to function and protect myself and the lives of my family.

If it got dunked in a flood, it would still function. If it was dropped hard, it would still function. EMP? Still function. And, if it came down to it, I could hand my pistol to a law enforcement officer -- or even a neighbor -- whose own gun had failed or run empty.

The idea that a machine whose mission is to be reliable, dependable, and available AT ALL TIMES can somehow be improved by introducing yet another point of failure? Sorry, no sale.

One final thing: armed resistance. That last desperate measure to preserve liberty over tyranny. Wouldn't it just be awesome if a rogue government, after declaring dissent to be illegal, decided to activate their firearm neutralizers as part of the disarmament process?

Let's not move any father in this direction.

Mr. Bob

Bad Idea.

Gun control is not about saving lives. Gun Control is about disarming the public.

Getting rid of all guns will not prevent murder. One does not have to go back for in history to understand this.

There is a contrdiction within todays american political and cultural values.

If americans were concerned about lives abortion would be unacceptable. It is not a stretch to see that if all these victims of school shootings were instead aborted in the womb, the political outrage we see today over lost lives would not be the topic of the day.

The issue is a condition of the human heart. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

tim aka The Godless Heathen

Seems like a great OPTION for some people. Let any adult decide to use this than fine, I have no problems.

Make it mandatory then all bets are off.

A few things to consider, only one person can use the gun after installation. If the wife or girlfriend or even an older child needs to use it…either they’d be out of luck, and possibly dead, or there would need to be multiple firearms in the home.

Also, the cost would be prohibitive for people. I can’t imagine this is cheap (didn’t watch to whole vid.) and may hinder someone from accruing a firearm with the added expense of this contraption. (Shall not be infringed…)

The reliability factor. How well does it work with greasy/dirty, even bloody hands? Also it looks like it can only be used with the owners primary shooting hand. If my hand/finger that allows me to activate it becomes disabled, say due to a struggle/fight/gunshot with intruder, I can’t merely switch hands and fire? Not good.

Otherwise…yeah sure. For people who want to use it. Don’t tell me I have to. I’ve go enough to worry about here in NY, the land of gun laws. And you know they’ll want to make this mandatory…

CV1

As long as it is presented as "optional equipment", I am fine with it.

Pierre

Absolutely terrible idea...awful idea. The government would have an off switch on my guns...well isn't that perfect. Right at the moment that we have a President who hangs around with people who dream of killing 25 million of us, we unilaterally disarm.

The problem isn't the guns it is the nuts behind the guns. Take the nuts off the street and get them care.

Jimmy

Ill get rid of mine when the govenrment gets rid of thiers. Why are they always looking for that power advantage?

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