Skip to comments.Tierney to introduce gun safety bill
Posted on 05/16/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
The bill, the Personalized Handgun Safety Act of 2013, mandates within two years that newly manufactured handguns be equipped with the technology that allows the guns to only work in the hands of their owners or other authorized users. Manufacturers that do not meet the standards could be held liable. And individuals or businesses selling older handguns must have them retrofitted with personalization technology within three years after the bill is enacted, at the expense of the federal government.
Acknowledging the difficult political climate for new gun legislation, Tierney remained optimistic, calling his bill a common sense reform to save lives by tapping into technology that already exists.
This technology was developed and exists, but in the past was shelved because of efforts of the powerful gun lobby, Tierney said on a conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon. It recognizes and honors the second amendment.
The proposed law would protect children from accidental shootings in the home, prevent criminals who steal handguns from using them, and help cut down on gun suicides, said Tierney and other advocates of the law.
Tierney said he has seen demonstrations of some the technology in his office, including fingerprint scanners and a wristwatch using radio waves to activate a gun. The technology that exists ranges from using a simple pincode to a biometric gun similar the one shown in the latest James Bond movie.
John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence who erected what he says is the largest billboard in the country devoted to gun control along the Massachusetts Turnpike near Fenway Park, said Tierneys bill has the potential to change the world of gun violence.
If Congress cant pass background checks, at least pass this, Rosenthal said. We could reduce the majority of gun deaths in this country.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...
Who’s Tierny? What a horribly written article. Oh, Boston Globe, no wonder then.
This’ll never pass.
It’s a non-starter, even in Boston.
In related news, he also offered up a law demanding each citizen get a personal unicorn that shat skittles.
That’s a great idea. Let’s just require it of police, military, and Secret Service for a few years to see how well it works out, and then expand it to private security guards, and then body guards of the rich and famous, then all body guards, and finally the general public.
While we’re at it, let’s require a personalized fingerprint-activated module on all orders to stand down the US military when an embassy (or whatever) is under attack, and on all IRS policies that dictate the political persecution of certain opposition groups, and of course on all orders to wiretap reporters or congressional members. To make sure that no such orders fall into, or get signed by, the wrong hands.
Not this time, but firearms manufacturers in Mass should take note of the weather and make plans. Perhaps this is only distant thunder now but don't wait 'til the tornado is upon you to decide to move.
will it be illegal for a criminal to have a gun that works for him????? LOL..what a joke this will be...ever heard of a hacker...or a criminal for that matter...they break laws..lots of them..that is what they do....
Notice how the left has been using the phrase "common sense" lately? Palin coins it, and the liberals pervert it. But at least I have a new tag line now.
If I were a criminal I’d just steal their guns and chop off their fingers to get the fingerprint and make a stamp from it that I would mount with an adhesive to the sensor. Problem solved. These guys that propose this crap seriously have no clue do they? I guess when almost all of the politicians are attorneys raised with silver spoons in their mouths that never had to worry where their next meal came fom you get street stupid at its finest. Some of these guys have no business running our country. The ones that are, are running it into the ground.
Tierney (sounds sort of like tyranny), it didn’t work on Judge Dredd and it won’t work me. Can it!
The first paragraph of the newspaper article was clipped from the article posted here.
This is it:
WASHINGTON -- With recent legislation to strengthen background checks and ban assault weapons blocked in Congress, Representative John Tierney, a Salem Democrat, said he is introducing a bill to require handgun manufacturers to personalize their weapons to make them impossible to fire if they fall into the wrong hands.
I spent a day undoing the “safety” features of a Ruger 22/45. It’s more usable now and safer now.
He's a Massachusetts Rat.I'm sure you can figure out the rest.
A common sense gun safety bill would impose a mandatory death penalty for all criminal homicides and double the prison term for gun-related (as opposed to knife or other weapon) crimes that result in injury.
Hold on to your guns and wallet any time you here a liberal use the term, ‘common sense.’
...but when local police departments start seeing how much this will cost for them to implement, the hue and cry will be amazing.
Smith & Wesson is headquartered in Massachusetts.Pays serious tax $$$ and employs *many* people here.Perhaps the Governor of Texas,Georgia or Tennessee might want to visit their management for a chat.
I wonder if Tierney’s wife is out of jail yet and off probation for laundering her mobbed up brothers drug dealing money. Of course he never knew anything about the millions his wife was handling.
If I were a criminal Id just steal their guns and chop off their fingers to get the fingerprint and make a stamp from it that I would mount with an adhesive to the sensor. Problem solved. These guys that propose this crap seriously have no clue do they? I guess when almost all of the politicians are attorneys raised with silver spoons in their mouths that never had to worry where their next meal came fom you get street stupid at its finest. Some of these guys have no business running our country. The ones that are, are running it into the ground.
Tierney (sounds sort of like tyranny), it didnt work on Judge Dredd and it wont work now. Can it!
Translation: Tierney was paid a handsom camapaign donation by the producer of this junk tech.