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Biden Looks to “Smart Guns” as White House Moves to Curb Firearms
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 11 Jan 2013 03:47 PM | Todd Beamon and Newsmax Wires

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 weapon’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; biden; bloodoftyrants; govtabuse; guncontrol; secondamendment; smartguns; tyranny; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 01/12/2013 6:05:57 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

God, I hope they’d be smarter than him.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 6:09:15 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: Olog-hai

Like smart bombs, only hopefully we won’t kill as many innocent people as our government.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 6:13:28 AM PST by Tublecane
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To: Olog-hai

Gee, Joe, then you couldn’t do Fast and Furious again!


5 posted on 01/12/2013 6:34:12 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai
"I come to this meeting with no judgment,” Biden said at the start of Friday’s two-hour meeting.

Pants on fire!! Triple alarm!!

6 posted on 01/12/2013 6:35:54 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Olog-hai
Need to put one of these in the hands of all criminals:


7 posted on 01/12/2013 6:35:54 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Olog-hai

Proving once again the people of Delaware are some of the dumbest voters in America.


8 posted on 01/12/2013 6:36:40 AM PST by mort56
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To: Psycho_Bunny

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.


9 posted on 01/12/2013 6:36:48 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Olog-hai
Soooooo..... would this mean Hubby wouldn't be able to shoot the guns I bought for him as presents but are registered under my name?

I sense a flaw in the plan.....

10 posted on 01/12/2013 6:39:53 AM PST by CAluvdubya (We're doomed....)
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To: Olog-hai

What’s his plan for the over 200 million weapons currently in circulation? These people are just plain stupid.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 6:41:14 AM PST by mort56
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To: eartick
Biden and crew probably imagine 'smart guns' refers only to the ability of the owner or designated hit man to fire a particular weapon.

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.

12 posted on 01/12/2013 6:44:24 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

——————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.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 6:48:11 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


14 posted on 01/12/2013 6:49:26 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: eartick

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!


15 posted on 01/12/2013 6:50:36 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

I wish we had a smart vice president!


16 posted on 01/12/2013 6:53:29 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Olog-hai

17 posted on 01/12/2013 6:53:53 AM PST by Zakeet (Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage - Mencken)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Any gun is smarter than Biden. More useful too.


18 posted on 01/12/2013 6:55:38 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: eartick; All
http://www.icshi.net/worlds/images/weaponshopscolor.jpg ~ still for sale; still popular; still timely ~ still inspiring. No doubt folks have read the various Van Vogt critics ~ but this particular work isn't yet done ~ which is one of the features of his other works frequently criticized by folks who thought a good story ought to get wrapped up ~

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.

19 posted on 01/12/2013 7:00:54 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

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...


20 posted on 01/12/2013 7:04:40 AM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


21 posted on 01/12/2013 7:20:05 AM PST by I want the USA back (NRA Life member.)
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To: muawiyah

A smart Vice President would be a good start, but that is out of the question with Biden in the office.


22 posted on 01/12/2013 7:27:21 AM PST by billhilly
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To: Olog-hai

I want my smart phone to be as reliable as my AR-15, not the reverse.


23 posted on 01/12/2013 7:28:26 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: backwoods-engineer
An Ap for your smart phone to act like an AR15 ~ that's the ticket!

Makes its own bullets.

24 posted on 01/12/2013 7:32:45 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Hardraade

Never thought I’d see smart and Biden in the same sentence.


25 posted on 01/12/2013 7:33:28 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


26 posted on 01/12/2013 7:41:31 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Dang it! You stole my reply. :)


27 posted on 01/12/2013 7:48:33 AM PST by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s a trap.

Two words:

EMP.

Electromagnetic Pulse.

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.


28 posted on 01/12/2013 7:54:14 AM PST by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


29 posted on 01/12/2013 7:55:35 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Olog-hai
let the cops or biden's security detail test the new technology
30 posted on 01/12/2013 7:56:43 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: maddog55

“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.


31 posted on 01/12/2013 7:59:03 AM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders.)
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To: Olog-hai

The question for America is..... Shouldn’t the nation have a smart vice president?


32 posted on 01/12/2013 8:03:45 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: mort56
And what would happen to Lifetime movies? Usually at the end of the movie the woman grabs a gun that doesn't belong to her (usually because the guy trying to save her has been incapacitated) and kills the villian.
33 posted on 01/12/2013 8:06:34 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: mort56
And what would happen to Lifetime movies? Usually at the end of the movie the woman grabs a gun that doesn't belong to her (usually because the guy trying to save her has been incapacitated) and kills the villian.
34 posted on 01/12/2013 8:08:31 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: muawiyah
I thought that had already been done:

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35 posted on 01/12/2013 8:08:59 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


36 posted on 01/12/2013 8:49:43 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Olog-hai

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!


37 posted on 01/12/2013 9:46:19 AM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai

Did Joe find the high tech homing bullet with his name on it?


38 posted on 01/12/2013 9:47:53 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Second post, excellent!


39 posted on 01/12/2013 9:50:45 AM PST by bmwcyle (We have gone over the cliff and we are about to hit the bottom)
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To: Olog-hai

Old Joe must have been reading The Weapon shops of Isher.


40 posted on 01/12/2013 9:52:38 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Springfield Reformer
We’ll let make you trade in your dangerous old guns for these shiny new “smart” weapons,
41 posted on 01/12/2013 10:33:27 AM PST by Washi (Socialism is Slavery)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


42 posted on 01/12/2013 10:43:48 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Post of the day.


43 posted on 01/12/2013 10:49:45 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Olog-hai

Biden invoking anything labeled “smart” is an irony too rich to pass up.


44 posted on 01/12/2013 11:09:18 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Olog-hai

Somehow the word ‘’smart’’ and Joe Biden in the same sentence just doesn’t come across right.


45 posted on 01/12/2013 7:06:11 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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