Skip to comments.The James Bond-style smart gun that can ONLY be fired by its owner
Posted on 02/04/2014 7:44:10 AM PST by Second Amendment First
A company has developed a high-tech pistol it says can help curb gun violence by allowing only its owner pull the trigger.
The slick Smart System gun from Armatix looks like something James Bond might carry and uses watch that transmits an identifying radio frequency that prevents everyone but its wearer from firing.
The gun is one of several competing for a $1 million prize from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, a group started by tech investors in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 26 were killed in 2012.
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This crap has been around for years
Exactly.. nothing new here.
And this would stop gang-bangers from killing each other how, exactly?
“This crap has been around for years”
and will get people killed, it it has not already.
There, I finished it.
“watch that transmits an identifying radio frequency that prevents everyone but its wearer from firing.”
So it’s not specific to the owner, just whoever clubs the owner and has the watch.
I bet transmitting a strong CW carrier would prevent the receiver from getting its signal from the watch.
Lets see... battery failure no bang!
Ya know, we oughta start calling these people who want to restrict the 2nd out for what they are:
The very first gun control laws in America were done to keep certain races from doing things that those who enacted the laws didn’t want them to be doing.
Just start calling out to them, “Gun control is RAAAACIST!”
If the kid's mom had owned one of these guns, wouldn't he have taken the wristwatch thingie when he took the guns to go kill people with, after he killed his mom?
Silly. Solar powered. Or wind powered. Just stick the watch “someplace” where some “air flow” might occur and charge it up. So now the bad guy needs to steal the watch and the gun? Simple. Keep the watch locked away inside a transmitter proof cage. You can leave the gun just lyin’ around. Which most guns do anyway. Lazy pieces of crap.
When the cops trust THEIR lives to them, then I will.
And suppose I’m not home, and my wife or kids need to use it quickly for a kick-in style home invasion?
I’ll keep what I got - regardless.
After all... THIS IS MY MOST BASIC RIGHT - Constitutional, Civil, and Human Right.
You can bet your last nickel that the cops have already figured out a way to disable them remotely.
Police first for a ten-year test.
Just what i have searching for: a gun which lights up in the dark.
I hope they have liability insurance to cover the first failure.
do you really want to rely on this thing....or it’s batteries!!!
Smart is a matter of opinion, if someone is breaking in I don’t want to be messing around with putting a watch on.
I’m trying to remember the name of the gun writer/hunter who said the most terrifying sound in the world is when your firearm goes “click” instead of “BANG”. Especially when the animal you are aiming at is higher than you on the food chain.
I think it was Peter Hathaway Capstick but I’m not sure.
Until the government floods the airways with a signal to disable the guns.
I wear my Watch on my Left Wrist. I shoot a Gun with my Right Hand.
What’s the “range” of the Signal?
In anticipation, the cops have probably already developed a radio jammer that prevents anyone from using the gun at all.
Put a crank on it to charge battery, or a solar cell.
Great. Electronic devices to jam your ability to fire your weapon will become hot commodities on the street (and elsewhere).
This would make a great scene in a thriller or horror movie. Serial murderer is coming up the stairs, victim pulls out safety gun, but it doesn’t work because she has really dirty hands. Will she be able to clean her hands sufficiently in time for the gun to work or will she become the killer’s next victim?
Then there those handmade Viet Cong handguns here.
this is a boondoggle device. It is just like the ignition interlock scam which had the device maker lobbying judges to (campaign contributions) put it in cars.
(the same way red light camera makers promised tax revenue)
That's the real point of "smart" guns. They will require a "remote disable" feature installed, as well as a "remote detect" feature (where that little transmitter that allows your gun to function will also advertise the fact that you're carrying to anybody with the right gear from up to a hundred yards away)
They will require a "remote disable" feature installed, as well as a "remote detect" feature (where that little transmitter that allows your gun to function will also advertise the fact that you're carrying to anybody with the right gear from up to a hundred yards away)
Exactly! How long would it take for an enterprising individual with no morals to start selling jammers to criminals? People would end up defenseless even though they had a gun. Sounds like exactly what liberals want.
It's frightful enough to imagine such technology in the hands of "law enforcement", but just wait until the street criminals get their hands on it.
Would wearing just the watch while carrying something like a 1911 be illegal, like hunting over a baited field?
Acid test, give it to the Secret Service.
That will also work!
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