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  • TTAG Exclusive: Chiappa President Ron Norton on RFID Controversy

    08/04/2011 6:32:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 3 August, 2011 | Chris Dumm
    When the story recently broke that Chiappa Firearms was going to start installing RFID chips in all their guns, I had deep misgivings. When I read the PR broadside from their publicists at MKS, I cringed. Like most shooters, I don’t want anyone to have even the theoretical technical ability to point a Tricorder or an RF scanner at me and know exactly what I’m packing, where it was made, and how much I paid for it. I didn’t think any gunmaker would be so foolish as to set me up like Will Smith’s character in Enemy Of The State,...
  • MKS Disses Gun Rights Supporters, Confirms Chiappa RIFD Chip

    07/31/2011 8:02:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 July, 2011 | Ryan Finn
    A few days ago we reported that Italian firearms manufacturer Chiappa was going to start placing RFID chips into their firearms as part of an internal tracking process. The hairs on the back of American gun owners’ necks tingled at the thought (and not in a good way). Missing the “golden 24″ (hours) of PR response time, MKS Distributing has released their own press release in response to the increased blog traffic regarding the the RFID chips. The American Distributor for Chiappa and Hi-Point promptly shot themselves in the foot . . . RFID “Chip” in Chiappa Firearms-what’s up with...
  • Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients

    10/30/2003 9:41:52 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 8 replies · 297+ views
    ABC4- Charleston ^ | 10-30-2003 | AP
    Awareness Seen in Vegetative Patients Thursday October 30, 2003 8:06am Chicago (AP) - A small study suggests that some brain-damaged, vegetative patients may have greater awareness than doctors previously thought. The findings could have a bearing on right-to-die cases such as the one involving Terri Schiavo, who suffered severe brain damage in 1990 and is the subject of a family dispute over whether she should remain alive. The researcher who conducted the study said the results could lead to changes in how patients like Schiavo are diagnosed and treated. Other scientists call the work provocative but far from proof, and...