Smart Gun Technology — a Dumb Idea

There has been evil in the world ever since Cain slew Abel with a rock and technology will not get rid of it. Despite accumulating evidence that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, the Obama administration continues to blame guns, retaining a fear of inanimate objects that one would have hoped we left behind in the Middle Ages.

Case in point is President Obama’s announcement that through executive order he will speed the development of so-called smart gun technology.

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  • Jaedo Drax

    Smrt guns aren’t. Batteries wear out, sensors get dirty, and firing a gun is not exactly a low shock experience.

    Oh, and biometrics are a bad idea too. In order to use biometrics, they have to be digitized by some method, and stored in a database, once that database has been compromised, well, you can’t exactly change your uniquely identifiable characteristic, now can you?

    • lolwut?

      Or the operating system and software decides to crash.

      Don’t worry though, if you hold your index finger facing the threat and say “Hold on a second while I reboot my gun” they will kindly oblige.

      • tom_billesley

        You’ll also have to re-verify your biometric data after each shot.

  • simus1

    The objective couldn’t just be to drive the price of “biometric safe firearms approved for private ownership” through the roof and at the same time implement huge back door surtaxes and nuisance regulations for owners of old fashioned firearms?.

  • V10_Rob

    If they’re so awesome, lead by example and have cops and federal agents and soldiers adopt them first.

  • tom_billesley

    Will smart guns be like smart meters, enabling the government to switch them off?