Monday, October 14, 2013

The Obama Gun

No, not ones shipped during F&F but a so-called 'smart gun' that a German company is claiming will have on the market in the next two months.  The anti's are already having nocturnal emissions over it:
After that, it’s probably just a matter of time before the technology becomes standard, said Stephen Teret, a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. “Who is going to want to buy an old stupid gun rather than a smart gun?” Teret, who has been working on the issue for 30 years, said. “I am very optimistic about this.”
So an untested, unproven technology that the authorities are exempt from using is going to be mandated by the gov't. 

Hmm. Sounds familiar.

This is going to be lawsuit central as these things start failing left and right.

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Overload in Colorado said...

A Smart Gun is one that can only fire when you're holding it. The article also mentions it can only be shot at a Smart Target. With Self Defense being a big issue right now, that part will be easy to overcome.

Is this really a big problem? Are a large percentage of shootings done with guns just taken from their owner?
When I store my guns, I keep a magazine in it. I assume I'd keep the Control Watch with the gun too. So, if the gun is stolen, they'll have the watch too.

Anonymous said...

Armatix. Few companies are more hated among German gun owners.

When they happened to come out with their chamber/barrel block system, someone happened to propose a law that said guns owned by people without a permit (inherited guns mostly) needed to be locked with these.

What a strange coincidence, right? Just in case you are wondering how products that no one will willingly buy get sold anyway.

Archer said...

+1 on Overload's comment.

What's the "range" on the watch/gun link? Will the gun make an audible sound when it's within range? Could a hypothetical thief then just carry the gun around the house listening for the "beep" in order to locate the watch?

Also, RE: the "range": I wear my watch on my off-hand wrist. Will that keep me from shooting one-handed (say, if a cell phone is held to my ear, approx. 3 ft away from the gun)?

Seems to me this is a dramatic over-complication of what should be a simple and intuitive point-and-click device.

Sigivald said...

“Who is going to want to buy an old stupid gun rather than a smart gun?”

Absolutely everyone.

I'll think about considering it once every police department in the country thinks they're reliable enough.


AuricTech said...

Guns that require microprocessors to function? What could possibly go wrong?