Skip to comments.Eric Holder: Maybe lawful gun owners should have to wear electronic bracelets to use them
Posted on 04/08/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
How old am I? I’m old enough to remember when the only people on whom government wanted to put electronic bracelets were criminals. Attorney General Eric Holder testified yesterday on Capitol Hill about gun-safety programs promoted by the Department of Justice, which wants almost $400 million in the next budget for “common sense” regulations like electronic bracelets for firearms:
I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe, he said.
By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.
Its those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis, Holder said.
First, the electronic bracelet concept has barely passed the theoretical stage, let alone made it into the commercial market. There is literally one pistol model being sold in one gun story in America which fits Holder’s “common sense” requirement. How exactly would that allow Americans to “enjoy their Second Amendment rights”? Most gun owners — and there are over 60 million of them — handle and store their weapons safely. More people get murdered each year by body parts than by rifles, for instance, which had been the focus of gun-control efforts over the last sixteen months.
Drunk drivers kill nearly twice as many people each year as all firearms, and that figure may be seriously underestimated. Driving is already a government-regulated activity, so why not focus on installing breathalyzers in autos? Because when people need to drive, they don’t want a failing breathalyzer unit to keep their car from starting, and since most car owners don’t drink and drive in the first place, they don’t want to be treated like a criminal just to exercise their privilege of driving on public roads. Why should law-abiding citizens have to deal with the same kind of system malfunction at the precise moment they need a firearm to defend themselves or their families?
“Common sense” would be to leave law-abiding citizens alone. Of course, “common sense” would also be to not traffic rifles to drug cartels across the border into Mexico without any way to track them or retrieve them, so we know what role “common sense” plays in Eric Holder’s DoJ.
eric you are twisted
I have an even better idea. Fit a size 12 bracelet on Holder’s size 16 neck.
And leave it there.
And maybe Eric should go pee on himself.
They want legitimize people to wear devices to track them and they do not want to track criminals?
Professional courtesy I guess.
Police and federal law enforcement will get these first, right?
Maybe we should all wear yellow stars, too.
That way Holders People can tell who to avoid when they feel like mugging, raping or playing the Knock Out Game.
Well eric, I for once think you’re on to something. You and your boss most certainly should be wearing bracelets.? On your way to the big house. For a long time. Remind us once again, were you or were you not armed when you illegally took over the admin offices all those years ago?
Maybe the AG should read the Constitution
that struck me too. This is the same mindset which prompted the Nazis to compel Jews to wear yellow stars to ID them.
So, then, we’re going to identify people with these bracelets???
And Harry Reid said recently that Republican Senators should wear identification indicating they received contributions from the Koch brothers.
What is it about a liberal mindset, that they want to publicly physically identify certain people with whom they disagree????
...shall not be infringed.
Holder either has an incredibly black and evil heart, or he's living in some alternative universe.
In 1974, the Feds required cars to have either automatic seat belts or an ignition interlock that required drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts to start their cars. This did not go well. Most soon figured out how to bypass the circuit; IIRC within one year the requirement was disposed of by congress.
What's wrong with a government wanting a certain group of it's citizens to wear identification items?
How could it hurt?
Aside from the Fascist implications of this screwball idea, this destroys the entire notion of concealed carry. In most states, concealed carry means that your weapon must be out of sight. Impossible to do if you are wearing a bracelet that is an integral part of the weapons system.
B. Hussein Obama continues unimpeded as the arrogant Democrat leader of the Left Wing, Anti-Work Counterculture thanks to doormat Republicans such as Boehner, Cantor, Ryan, Issa, McConnell, and McCain.
Counterculture Democrats reap what they sow, and doormat Republicans gladly provide the fertilizer.
What can possibly go wrong?
My thoughts exactly
Obama hoping for a shooting war before November. Let’s just take the Congress and make him an early lame duck.
Maybe I should have to put my boot up Holder’s ass to straighten him out.
Yeah, that would be a good place to “prove” them out.
Any government agent at any level must have a tracking bracelet matched to his service side arm in order for it to operate.
As I’ve said. They want to take guns from honest, law-abiding non-violent people and deliberately leave them in the hands of violent criminals.
Did I say deliberately?
Forget about innocent until proven guilty.
As someone else suggested, when the operator pulls the trigger, the bracelet will communicate back to some central authority that decides on an ad hoc basis as to whether to allow the gun to fire or not.
It might take a few minutes, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it.
I’m sure LEO and FedLEO will go along with this because they think it’s a good idea for the rest of us.
Ok...TEST it first on Holder and this Admin security details
All of the “jingoistic” freedom garbage in America has got to go, right Eric? We need to be more like the old Third Reich or Soviet Union, right Eric?
You’re referring to one facet of “reparations”...
Making lawful gun owners wear electronic bracelets is called the epitome of black self-determination.
I think he should test this for 20 years on police and armed fedeal bureaucrats.
I think we should be tattooed on our wrists with the serial numbers of our weapons and marched onto trains bound for the showers.
Come try to put one on me! He needs to be impeached right now.
Nothing like the feeling of having your life dependent upon the whims of an electronic circuit and a battery that was installed after sitting on a warehouse shelf for 9 years.
And produced by the lowest bidder; in China.
Let’s make a deal with them, that oh so wonderful compromise we always hear about.
Repubs will wear id indicating they have taken money from the Koch brothers and dems can wear a swastika as id showing they have taken money from any group associated with George Soros.
Eric needs to wear an electronic bracelet when he gets out of prison, something that will shock him when he speaks.
Will Get Whitey racist’s Amish sons wear bracelets in their criminal lives? Get Whitey is as dumb as a rock.
It's Eric Holder who should be wearing a pair of bracelets.
My thoughts too.
I think this would be the tipping point.
The word ‘infringed’ should be in any attorney’s vocabulary.
Here is an example of its use in a sentence: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Nazi public policy bump for later....
No but maybe mentally ill persons on medications should be required to wear monitoring bracelets and in the company of a legally guardian at all times if they cannot be held accountable for their own actions...
This antiamerican hoodlum has more respect for Mexican drug lords and the mentally ill than he does for the LEGAL gun ownership rights of Americans.
Maybe they should give everyone a mark on their right hand or their forehead. This same mark could be used to allow you to buy or sell, or receive benefits from The One Himself: Six Hundred, Threescore and Six.