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.
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(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
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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.