On Eric Holder and those not-so-smart guns that make government control freaks and their cronies in the business world drool.
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Good article, Claire. A few practical objections to smart-guns have been raised in my mind, but you listed some I hadn’t thought about. (E.g. that a scab, scar or blood [or grease or simple dirt] could affect finger/palm-prints.)
I should think it’d be obvious by now that the harder they [gun-controllers] bear down on gun-owners, the more resistance they inspire. And it should be obvious, too, that pieces of paper do not make a law workable. This applies to every issue, not just guns; but I guess if you’re determined to control large-scale and have no effective way to do it, ignoring reality is the only way to proceed.
I’m most upset about the “crass crony capitalism”. While admittedly some companies are just out to make money, there are some (such as the California gun shop) who are in a position to understand the ramifications, and should know better than be sucked in.
Has anyone used one of those computers with a fingerprint login mechanism? If so, you know how well they work (NOT!), and that’s under optimal conditions. But on a gun, when you’re in extreme circumstances and are scared, shaky and sweaty? No thanks. Field test it with police and get back to us on how it works.
Perhaps the exalted Attorney Generals’ personal security team should be the first test group. For about a decade. Followed by all Federal agents that are armed, and all police departments as well. After they demonstrate just how great they are then I might be interested in taking a look… Not.
I’m hoping it doesn’t turn out like Weaver/Waco either. But I’m afraid it might actually turn out worse. People all over the country are on edge, there’s this undercurrent of hostility everywhere. We’re living in a powderkeg, and it wouldn’t take much to set it off. The Bundy Ranch could do it.
I don’t see this one going anywhere. Let the politicians masturbate about the idea, I’m not losing any sleep over it. Hell, even if they could pull it off, it might just generate more gun sales, particularly to moms… The more gun owners the better.