Skip to comments.Biden Looks to “Smart Guns” as White House Moves to Curb Firearms
Posted on 01/12/2013 6:05:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
Capping three days of meetings on ways to stem gun violence in light of the Connecticut shootings last month, Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he was interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it.
And it became clear that President Barack Obama plans to push for a controversial ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to stem gun violence in his State of the Union address next month.
Technology for so-called smart guns is being developed, although, so far there has been little demand for it. Various techniques such as fingerprint recognition or the wearing of a magnetic ring would prevent anyone other than a weapons registered owner from firing it.
The National Rifle Association and other groups have come out against smart guns in the past and did not respond to a New York Times article on the subject this week. Instead, the NRA has placed most the blame for recent mass shootings on violent video games and lack of treatment for the mentally ill.
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God, I hope they’d be smarter than him.
Like smart bombs, only hopefully we won’t kill as many innocent people as our government.
Gee, Joe, then you couldn’t do Fast and Furious again!
Pants on fire!! Triple alarm!!
Proving once again the people of Delaware are some of the dumbest voters in America.
Scenario: Armed Burglar enters family home. Husband held at gunpoint, then tied up as burglar burgles. Wife is upstairs, hears ruckus downstairs, and goes for gun in side drawer by bedside in order to save husband, after calling 911. Grabs gun, tiptoes down stairway to shoot at burglar. Whoops, scenario goes sour. Gun only recognizes her husband’s imprint, not hers. She goes to shoot. Bad ending guaranteed.
I sense a flaw in the plan.....
What’s his plan for the over 200 million weapons currently in circulation? These people are just plain stupid.
In reality, given microminiaturization of all electronics including infrared guidance, radar, and heat sensing, it's been expanded to cover other things ~ including the bullets.
A total 'smart gun' system would be able to steer the rounds selectively so that head shots no longer need to be aimed by the operator, or so that they are avoided ~ something a police force might be required to do to minimize killing innocent people as is common in New York City.
Homeowners fearing a night time home invasion might well want the bullets to hit hands holding firearms ~ a flip of the switch to 'low albedo' and 'sweaty' probably ought to take care of that! Then, the 'grill" button ~annoyed by obnoxious rap would-be's wearing grills, this way if any of them ever break in your house YOU get even!~
Unless you really like to hit the range to hear the sounds it's possible that within 5 years we'll have 'smart guns' on the market that enable all users to simply dispense with prior training. They'll probably be very inexpensive ~ and in some cases all of the components will be printable on your home 3D printing system.
Think I"ll install one of those 'Democrat odor sensing' chips in the pistol grip ~ that'll make my gun leap off the nightstand and fire itself at any Democrat trying to slip into my bedroom.
——————Think I”ll install one of those ‘Democrat odor sensing’ chips in the pistol grip ————————
This would not be good in my house. All of my weapons would jump out of my safe and point at my MIL when she came to visit.
NOT GOOD for my relationship with my wife....and I dearly love her.
It is high time we had some ‘smart’, as in intelligent, voters so we could begin to see an influx of ‘smart’, as in intelligent, politicians. Some good, rather than so much evil.
We have recently built up a vast storehouse of highly trained APS WRITERS ~ no doubt they can put in something to avoid having your gun leap off the table and shoot your MIL while, of course, leaving you the option to do otherwise!
I wish we had a smart vice president!
Any gun is smarter than Biden. More useful too.
Note that there's always a dictator or a totalitarian society in all of his madeup universe ~ and this one ~ The Weapons Shops ~ is where the individual can get even to a degree.
Let them start with cops, the FBI, secret service, ATF,etc.
Get the bugs out, see how many casualties you have during the shake out, then get back to us...
Just because they heard someone say “smartphone” these dumb politicians think there can be a smart gun.
Dear Joe: the problem is not the object. It’s the human holding it. Criminals are not the same as honest, law abiding people or police officers.
A smart Vice President would be a good start, but that is out of the question with Biden in the office.
I want my smart phone to be as reliable as my AR-15, not the reverse.
Makes its own bullets.
Never thought I’d see smart and Biden in the same sentence.
No wonder everyone is rushing to buy any kind of gun they can get their hands on.
By the time the Socialist model gun comes on the market, it will weigh at least 10 pounds, be plastered with warning labels, won’t work, and will cost $5000...the money going to a crony of Obama, of course. Only a total idiot would put Obama and Biden in charge of their family’s safety.
Dang it! You stole my reply. :)
It’s a trap.
Police are already using it to disable cars (with only spotty success, but its a new technology). Older cars with no sensitive chip technology? Impervious. This could be modelled on “ Cash for Clunkers.” We’ll let you trade in your dangerous old guns for these shiny new “smart” weapons, because then when we come for you we can just turn your weapons off. Neat trick. So the only people buying “smart” guns will be, well, not so smart. To put it politely.
I remember cars with a seat belt interlock. You could not start the car without fastening your seatbelt.
Folks just disconnected the seatbelt interlock system.
“Need to put one of these in the hands of all criminals:”
Need to put one of these in the hands of all politicians. There, fixed it.
The question for America is..... Shouldn’t the nation have a smart vice president?
There have been quite a few cases of family members using their dad’s gun to protect the home.
Wonder how that will work if it is not set up for all family members.
I wonder how much it would cost to defeat this “smart” gun feature. Regardless of the price, I would happily upgrade every firearm I purchased with a mandatory flaw that severe. At least they are creating a business opportunity!
Did Joe find the high tech homing bullet with his name on it?
Second post, excellent!
Old Joe must have been reading The Weapon shops of Isher.
When it’s good enough for cops (including the Secret Service), then we’ll look into whether it’s good enough to mandate on the people.
Post of the day.
Biden invoking anything labeled “smart” is an irony too rich to pass up.
Somehow the word ‘’smart’’ and Joe Biden in the same sentence just doesn’t come across right.
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