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The James Bond-style smart gun that can ONLY be fired by its owner
Daily Mail ^ | 2 February 2014

Posted on 02/04/2014 7:44:10 AM PST by Second Amendment First

A company has developed a high-tech pistol it says can help curb gun violence by allowing only its owner pull the trigger.

The slick Smart System gun from Armatix looks like something James Bond might carry and uses watch that transmits an identifying radio frequency that prevents everyone but its wearer from firing.

The gun is one of several competing for a $1 million prize from the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation, a group started by tech investors in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 26 were killed in 2012.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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Make the cops use them first.

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1 posted on 02/04/2014 7:44:11 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

This crap has been around for years


2 posted on 02/04/2014 7:45:11 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

Exactly.. nothing new here.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 7:46:54 AM PST by maddog55
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To: Second Amendment First

And this would stop gang-bangers from killing each other how, exactly?


4 posted on 02/04/2014 7:47:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: headstamp 2

“This crap has been around for years”
and will get people killed, it it has not already.

There, I finished it.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 7:47:24 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Second Amendment First

“watch that transmits an identifying radio frequency that prevents everyone but its wearer from firing.”

So it’s not specific to the owner, just whoever clubs the owner and has the watch.

I bet transmitting a strong CW carrier would prevent the receiver from getting its signal from the watch.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 7:48:14 AM PST by DBrow
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To: Tupelo

Lets see... battery failure no bang!


7 posted on 02/04/2014 7:48:32 AM PST by Bidimus1
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To: Second Amendment First

garbage


8 posted on 02/04/2014 7:49:32 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Second Amendment First

Ya know, we oughta start calling these people who want to restrict the 2nd out for what they are:
RACISTS.
The very first gun control laws in America were done to keep certain races from doing things that those who enacted the laws didn’t want them to be doing.
Just start calling out to them, “Gun control is RAAAACIST!”


9 posted on 02/04/2014 7:51:01 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Second Amendment First
Uh, speaking of Sandy Hook...

If the kid's mom had owned one of these guns, wouldn't he have taken the wristwatch thingie when he took the guns to go kill people with, after he killed his mom?

Huh?

F'n stupid.

10 posted on 02/04/2014 7:51:13 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: Bidimus1

Silly. Solar powered. Or wind powered. Just stick the watch “someplace” where some “air flow” might occur and charge it up. So now the bad guy needs to steal the watch and the gun? Simple. Keep the watch locked away inside a transmitter proof cage. You can leave the gun just lyin’ around. Which most guns do anyway. Lazy pieces of crap.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 7:52:38 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Exactly.

When the cops trust THEIR lives to them, then I will.

And suppose I’m not home, and my wife or kids need to use it quickly for a kick-in style home invasion?

Nah.

I’ll keep what I got - regardless.

After all... THIS IS MY MOST BASIC RIGHT - Constitutional, Civil, and Human Right.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 7:53:53 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: DBrow

You can bet your last nickel that the cops have already figured out a way to disable them remotely.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 7:55:31 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Police first for a ten-year test.


14 posted on 02/04/2014 7:57:18 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Second Amendment First

Just what i have searching for: a gun which lights up in the dark.

I hope they have liability insurance to cover the first failure.


15 posted on 02/04/2014 8:02:22 AM PST by buffaloguy
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To: Second Amendment First

do you really want to rely on this thing....or it’s batteries!!!


16 posted on 02/04/2014 8:03:26 AM PST by ontap
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To: headstamp 2

Smart is a matter of opinion, if someone is breaking in I don’t want to be messing around with putting a watch on.


17 posted on 02/04/2014 8:03:43 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Bidimus1

I’m trying to remember the name of the gun writer/hunter who said the most terrifying sound in the world is when your firearm goes “click” instead of “BANG”. Especially when the animal you are aiming at is higher than you on the food chain.

I think it was Peter Hathaway Capstick but I’m not sure.


18 posted on 02/04/2014 8:04:41 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Earth calling to Smart Tech Challenges Foundation:

Semiautomatic firearms are 100 year old technology that can probably be practiced in your basement with a modest investment in fabrication gear (including 3D printers).

Maybe for their next trick, Smart Tech Challenges will come up with biometric lock-out solutions for baseball bats and pointy dinnerware.
19 posted on 02/04/2014 8:04:55 AM PST by indthkr
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To: Second Amendment First

Until the government floods the airways with a signal to disable the guns.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 8:07:47 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Second Amendment First

I wear my Watch on my Left Wrist. I shoot a Gun with my Right Hand.

What’s the “range” of the Signal?


21 posted on 02/04/2014 8:08:00 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Second Amendment First

In anticipation, the cops have probably already developed a radio jammer that prevents anyone from using the gun at all.


22 posted on 02/04/2014 8:09:07 AM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Bidimus1

Put a crank on it to charge battery, or a solar cell.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 8:12:54 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: Second Amendment First

Great. Electronic devices to jam your ability to fire your weapon will become hot commodities on the street (and elsewhere).


24 posted on 02/04/2014 8:13:53 AM PST by kidd
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To: Second Amendment First

This would make a great scene in a thriller or horror movie. Serial murderer is coming up the stairs, victim pulls out safety gun, but it doesn’t work because she has really dirty hands. Will she be able to clean her hands sufficiently in time for the gun to work or will she become the killer’s next victim?


25 posted on 02/04/2014 8:14:50 AM PST by MNDude
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To: indthkr
How about the olden method of using just a file and a piece of railroad track? The firearm on the right was made with those two items. I have lots of other pictures of handmade guns if anyone is interested.

Then there those handmade Viet Cong handguns here.

http://www.forgottenweapons.com/other-handguns/viet-cong-1911-copy/

26 posted on 02/04/2014 8:16:43 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

this is a boondoggle device. It is just like the ignition interlock scam which had the device maker lobbying judges to (campaign contributions) put it in cars.

(the same way red light camera makers promised tax revenue)


27 posted on 02/04/2014 8:19:44 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You can bet your last nickel that the cops have already figured out a way to disable them remotely.

That's the real point of "smart" guns. They will require a "remote disable" feature installed, as well as a "remote detect" feature (where that little transmitter that allows your gun to function will also advertise the fact that you're carrying to anybody with the right gear from up to a hundred yards away)

28 posted on 02/04/2014 8:24:45 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Second Amendment First


29 posted on 02/04/2014 8:31:14 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: PapaBear3625
Worth repeating:
They will require a "remote disable" feature installed, as well as a "remote detect" feature (where that little transmitter that allows your gun to function will also advertise the fact that you're carrying to anybody with the right gear from up to a hundred yards away)

30 posted on 02/04/2014 8:38:37 AM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: DBrow
I bet transmitting a strong CW carrier would prevent the receiver from getting its signal from the watch.

Exactly! How long would it take for an enterprising individual with no morals to start selling jammers to criminals? People would end up defenseless even though they had a gun. Sounds like exactly what liberals want.

31 posted on 02/04/2014 9:33:42 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: PapaBear3625
"remote detect" feature

It's frightful enough to imagine such technology in the hands of "law enforcement", but just wait until the street criminals get their hands on it.

Would wearing just the watch while carrying something like a 1911 be illegal, like hunting over a baited field?

32 posted on 02/04/2014 9:57:49 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Second Amendment First
Riddle me this: If and when your batteries go dead (and usually when it will be needed in the gravest extreme), then this pistol becomes as useful as a rock. This pistol needs to be tested by law enforcement agencies. I recommend the FBI and BATFE. If they can't or won't use the technology, then that says something about the usefulness of the idea, doesn't it?
33 posted on 02/04/2014 3:24:03 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: MasterGunner01

Acid test, give it to the Secret Service.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 4:08:06 PM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

That will also work!


35 posted on 02/04/2014 5:20:09 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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