Even though the devices are meant to only be read from a few inches, the potential for abuse is obvious.
It would only be a small step for the government to require these devices to be permanently attached, and for the range to be increased.
Would everyone be comfortable being required to carry weapons that anyone with the proper devise could detect form a significant distance?
Tactically, it would be a very bad thing. Imagine having to wear a neon sign on your hat that flashes "I have a gun. Model X."
Privacy in personal weapons should be an obvious human right.
I need to find a handheld RFID detector (I do not say “reader”. Also, I need to check future potential firearm purchases for the names “Chiappa”, “hi-Point”, and “MKS” so that they may be struck from the list.
No, I ain’t mad. I actually appreciate it when people who think ill of me tell me up front rather than stabbing me in the back. Thank you, Chiappa/Hi-Point/MKS for your honest fair dealing. Too bad I won’t be expressing my appreciation in any positive financial way.
Or better yet, stick it on the outside where it's guaranteed everyone will see it and its removal is almost a foregone conclusion (besides the written disclosure on the outside of the box and removal instructions in the manual). Then no will suspect you of doing anything underhanded.
Whoever authored this is clearly in the wrong line of work.
Wonder if these folks worked for S&W during that company’s ‘stupid’ era.
I never heard of these clowns, but I know who they are now. Amazing how any business can think they can be that cute.
It’s like the latest James Bond guy saying he loves gun control - ended any interest that I had in his movies. There are times when it’s better to just keep one’s mouth shut.
Not that I was going to buy any of their stuff anyway...
Sounds like a job for a Tesla Coi... um, chip “reader.” But I ain’t buyin’ their firearms, anyway.
Proofing has been required in a number of European countries for several centuries, but not the RFID chip. An ingenious statement.
Someone needs to bring an RFID zapper to market.
Never trust people who want to chip you or your weapon.
So now their firearms will no longer have a serial number ?
For my inventory control I can read a serial number from 18" away,,,,, if I have my glasses on.
It’s a very stupid idea to place the RFID chip INSIDE the gun grips. In every other application of the chip, it’s usually placed upon (or in) the container the product is placed in for shipment and sale.
In this day and age you cannot believe ANYTHING put out by the government or liberal media without caution.
Big deal. 24 hours after a “chipped” gun goes on sale in the US, there will be a video on youtube on how to disable or remove the chip.
When somebody claims "RFID can only be read from inches away", the reality is that, while cheap RFID readers can only read it from inches, that does NOT mean that an RFID reader cannot be constructed that can read it from considerably further.
RFID comes in passive and active configurations. Primarily used to track items. Carriers are using RFID to track weapon load out on a plane. Raeders generally placed at threshold area. Signal strength obviously kept low to avoid HREF.