Skip to comments.BREAKING: Smart Gun Maker Filed Patent for Remote Kill Switch
Posted on 05/19/2014 6:48:49 AM PDT by rktman
An alert reader emailed TTAG central with news that Armatix GmbH - makers of the iP1 smart gun filed a patent application that included a remote kill switch for the firearm. Click here to view patent EP 1936572 A1, dated 2006. (Not a bug; a feature!) Im not a patent attorney or an electrical engineer, but as far as I can tell this is the bit (translated from the original German) that indicates remote disabling . . .
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I want no silicon diodes coming between the trigger and the primer ever no way
Mine already have kill switches. Not remote ones tho. Except as needed.
Well, if the do-it-yourself 3D gun-printing industry needed any incentives, I guess having big name manufacturers moving toward kill switch implementation would do it.
A government that can remotely shut down your electric ,power,water,communications,and firearms is the dream of socialists everywhere.
Yup. Stalin and Mao found famines to be very useful tools, but they were kind of messy and a lot of work. If the government can shutdown individuals, or neighborhoods, or cities, then you get surgical terror strikes. Pacification would be an easy thing.
Gun enthusiasts knew that this would be the norm years ago when “smart” gun technology was first proposed.
Before the Tragic Boating Accident, the universal kill switches on mine were called the triggers.
I probably shouldn’t have noticed that this was invented in Germany.
Breaking NEWS!!! Hacker circumvents smart gun technology and renders kill switch useless.
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
This is for your safety and for the children. It’s the OnStar version for firearms.
Agreed, but there are a number of ways that the firing of the weapon could be done conventionally, but the mechanism inhibited from operating by means of a remote system, which is what this patent does. They describe using biometric sensors (like a fingerprint) and other ways to enable the gun to operate, but nothing of the details about how the inhibiting function would be integrated with the actual firearm. Most likely it would require an electrical actuator like a solenoid or motor that would lock up the trigger, or something like that.
A wholly bad idea, but this patent cites much prior art, since there’s nothing new about the basic concept.
I thought about this a long time ago. Now seeing it patented, I’m tempted to try to think of all the other evil things that a gun-grabbing tyrant might want to do, patent them, and then refuse to license them to anyone.
And we bill you monthly on your credit card.
If you don’t pay, your gun is shut off.
You pull the trigger, signal goes to satellite for permission to fire, but your account is shut off, so no return signal to fire is sent.
Technology is good.
ROFLMAO! Yeah, I agree 100% about the triggers.
And you too? Man, those boats are deadly to firearms. All of mine sank in about 5,000 feet of ocean. It was tragic.
Can you shoot me now can you shoot me now Oh hell what could go wrong
If this worthless piece of trash is mandated, I’d bet there will be plans on the Internet to convert it to a real firearm before it even hits the stores. I consider the cost of disabling the SmartGun feature to be part of the cost of buying one of these - and only if no real firearms can legally be sold.
Gosh, what a surprise. “You can keep and bear arms, sure, but you can’t shoot them without permission.” There are, as of 2009, some 310 million firearms in the United States. There are certain prohibitionists who think if they get the right laws passed they’ll all be turned in. They’ll be used before that happens.
And of course it will be a severly punished federal felony to tamper with or render obsolete the technology.
So many of us FReepers have suffered these Tragedies, it’s obvious we should get rid of all our boats or our nearest relatives should impose immediate guardianships on us. Incredible what horrible boaters we are.
>>> A government that can remotely shut down your electric ,power,water,communications,and firearms is the dream of socialists everywhere.
And your car. Don’t forget your car. That technology has already been invented - the version that works in coordination with OnStar once the owner reports it stolen - but TPTB haven’t yet managed to require this “feature” on all new models of cars. Don’t worry; I’m sure once it’s added onto every newly manufactured vehicle, costs will come down. And you need never worry about hackers. They’re already against the law. Nor will law enforcement agencies or government regulatory beaurocrats ever abuse the ability to point a remote control at your auto or the one next to you or in front of you, and shut off its engine. Not in the absense of eminent need to save human life. These people only are our friends and are here to help us. Why do you call them socialists like it’s a bad thing? What could possibly be wrong about that, Citizen?
The next thing you know, some DWEEB in the Administration will demand Boat Control. First comes registration... Oh wait ... that's already in force...
Next there will be mandatory training before you can take control of a "big boat," Wait... wait... that's already done...
There's nothing left for our Nanny gubmint to do but to come confiscate our dangerous boats for the greater public good. They already know where they are and the owners are already licensed, so Big Brother will know where they're located ....
who wouldn’t want one of those... /s/s/s