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Tierney to introduce gun safety bill
Boston Globe ^ | May 16, 2013 | Tracy Jan

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 Tierney’s bill “has the potential to change the world of gun violence.”

“If Congress can’t 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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; democrats; guncontrol; secondamendment
The GUN Grabbers never stop. This will do nothing to stop or reduce any Gun deaths. This is just a feel good, I did something bill.
1 posted on 05/16/2013 7:36:51 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Who’s Tierny? What a horribly written article. Oh, Boston Globe, no wonder then.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 7:38:22 AM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This’ll never pass.

It’s a non-starter, even in Boston.


3 posted on 05/16/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: EXCH54FE

In related news, he also offered up a law demanding each citizen get a personal unicorn that shat skittles.


4 posted on 05/16/2013 7:39:39 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


5 posted on 05/16/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Jack Hammer
It’s a non-starter, even in Boston.

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.

6 posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: Jewbacca

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....


7 posted on 05/16/2013 7:43:45 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: EXCH54FE
calling his bill a “common sense” reform

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.

8 posted on 05/16/2013 7:47:22 AM PDT by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: Jewbacca

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!


9 posted on 05/16/2013 7:48:48 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Jack Black
Who’s Tierny? What a horribly written article. Oh, Boston Globe, no wonder then.

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.


10 posted on 05/16/2013 7:50:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: EXCH54FE

I spent a day undoing the “safety” features of a Ruger 22/45. It’s more usable now and safer now.


11 posted on 05/16/2013 7:50:34 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Jack Black
Who’s Tierny?

He's a Massachusetts Rat.I'm sure you can figure out the rest.

12 posted on 05/16/2013 7:52:06 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


13 posted on 05/16/2013 7:52:12 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Hold on to your guns and wallet any time you here a liberal use the term, ‘common sense.’


14 posted on 05/16/2013 7:53:05 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: EXCH54FE
This won't pass. And if it does pass, it will effectively kill gun sales in Massachussetts, which is of course the intended result.

...but when local police departments start seeing how much this will cost for them to implement, the hue and cry will be amazing.

15 posted on 05/16/2013 7:55:20 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Paine in the Neck
Not this time, but firearms manufacturers in Mass should take note of the weather and make plans.

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.

16 posted on 05/16/2013 7:56:14 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: EXCH54FE
I'm starting to understand who this "powerful gun lobby" is. Apparently it's a group of supremely evil, nearly omnipotent Sith Lords whose ultimate goal is to subvert the will of the people and create a world where machine-gun-toting Hitler clones hunt down children for sport.

Red State Democratic Senator: Gee, I wonder if I should vote yes on common sense gun laws.
NRA Sith Lord: [waves hand] We don't need any more gun laws.
Senator: We don't need any more gun laws.

Hey, as long as you're going hyperbolic, might as well go full hyperbolic. You really can't make it any more stupid.
17 posted on 05/16/2013 8:06:04 AM PDT by itzmygun (Elitism + hatred of mankind = LIBERALISM)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


18 posted on 05/16/2013 8:06:23 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: jsanders2001

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 now. Can it!

$&#% autocorrect!


19 posted on 05/16/2013 8:08:52 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: EXCH54FE

Translation: Tierney was paid a handsom camapaign donation by the producer of this junk tech.


20 posted on 05/16/2013 8:12:40 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Youngman542012

this will be like the thumbprint scanner that can be overcome by either a gummy bear or chopping off the thumb.

If it uses and implanted rfid chip then chop off the hand.

Tierney has no clue how arms work. Just remove the whole junk tech and the mechanics work.

What we need is “stupidity control” for politicians.


21 posted on 05/16/2013 8:15:32 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Jewbacca

Just because you saw it in a James Bond movie doesn’t mean it exists. With the percentage cops shot with their own guns, if this type of thing was reliable, the police would be using it.


22 posted on 05/16/2013 8:16:08 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: EXCH54FE

I think the Secret Service and Capital Hill Police should start with this technology. Then, if it works, the FBI, Homeland Security, etc.. should be required to use it. Only after all federal, state and local gov’t entities are happy with it, then it should be required of the hoi polloi.


23 posted on 05/16/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: EXCH54FE

Another Congressman seeking recognition by promoting flawed and unsafe technology. I’ll bet this guy backed all the green energy loans as well and somehow profited by their failure.


24 posted on 05/16/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: EXCH54FE
They should rename this bill the "Government Union Employee Firearm Safety Act".

It doesn't work when you need it, and it can only be fired by one person.

25 posted on 05/16/2013 9:18:11 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: EXCH54FE

[[Manufacturers that do not meet the standards could be held liable.]]

IF enough manufacturers and sellers decided to band together and refuse to ocmply- they could stop this madness


26 posted on 05/16/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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 wouldn’t be surprised to learn that our governor has visited and invited already.

:-)


27 posted on 05/16/2013 9:38:40 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (God Bless America)
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To: EXCH54FE

(rewritten for clarity)

The bill, the Magical Handgun Safety Act of 2013, mandates within two years that newly manufactured handguns be equipped with the magic 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 magic within three years after the bill is enacted, at the expense of the federal government.

A new branch of the BATF&E will be in charge of enforcing this new law, so will now be called the Firearms, Explosives and Ammunition Registrar, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Magic And Necromancy.

Or FEAR-BATMAN.


28 posted on 05/16/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Jewbacca
In related news, he also offered up a law demanding each citizen get a personal unicorn that shat skittles.

I believe there is now a Federal subsidy program to assist with that effort, so why not?

Seriously, though: they (Progressives) never stop. Ever. The annual number of accidental firearms deaths (851), much less those attributable to improperly procured weapons is negligible as compared to say, drownings (3,555), or accidental poisonings (35,554).

But none of that matters. What matters instead is power and control - they want both, no matter the cost.

* Source: Centers for Disease Control, National Vital Statistics report; preliminary figures for 2011,

29 posted on 05/16/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: EXCH54FE

If I had to buy one, I would weld/superglue/attach the secret decoder ring to the most convenient part of the weapon, or preferably manually disable it. I do not want a feature that disables my means of self-defense. It’s simply a tax on firearms to price the poor out of the market, although it will just price them out of the market for legal firearms. Citizens of Massachusetts no longer have a legitimate government, so there is no moral obligation to obey their laws, just a moral obligation to avoid getting caught.


30 posted on 05/16/2013 10:08:59 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I’m certain the authorities could remotely render useless any or all firearms with this technology as well.

Not going to happen.


31 posted on 05/16/2013 10:57:27 AM PDT by KEVLAR (Liberty or Death)
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To: EXCH54FE
This reminds me of another unworkable proposal made several years ago by NYC's renowned mayor Bloomblossom. His idea was to require ammo makers to somehow put a marker on on every individual bullet so that it could be traced back to the purchaser. I suppose his idea was inspired by the federal law that requires all firearms to have a serial # engraved on the frame, but of course it would be unworkable for many more reasons than I have fingers and toes to count them with. One reason that comes to mind is how easy it is to cast your own bullets by use of bullet molds and scrap lead.

I might give Bloomie credit for having the most stupid idea of all time regarding this issue if not for this one. I remember wondering at the time if he had any idea of how many bullets are made and sold every year, or how little space there is on a .17" diameter bullet, or even a.22" diameter bullet, on which to encode a unique marker of some kind that would identify that one bullet out of the multiple billions, or maybe even more, that are made in many countries around the world every year. And that's not to even mention the uncountable trillions of shotgun pellets that are as deadly en masse as an individual bullet. Perhaps this proposal will be a possibilty by let's say, oh, another 25 years or so, or maybe not even then.

32 posted on 05/17/2013 6:00:05 AM PDT by epow (I'm not looking for the undertaker, I'm looking for the Upper Taker)
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