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    se portland

    Micwazoo's plan of an electronic wi-fi lock on guns is a pretty good idea.

    But, it misses two difficulties.  1) As some have already pointed out, there are already in existance many guns without such locking mechanisms, so our schools would continue to be vulnerable to people in possession of guns.

    And 2) the group-think of the gun enthusiasts that any effort to regulate guns in any way is a sign of "the government is gonna take away your guns".  Because this idea involves the regulation of guns, it will therefore be immediately rejected by gun enthusiasts and the gun industry.  Indeed, the gun industry uses "the goverment is gonna take away your guns" as a de facto advertising slogan, and because every day is a good day for advertising, we can expect the reaction of the gun industry to be "come in and buy your guns today before the government starts putting chips in them".

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 09:20:38 AM PST

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      the necessity of having guns not subject to this for the military, and the certainty that such will get out into the civilian population (and/or the technology to bypass used on these weapons), and you have a technological problem in itself.

      I am not religious, and did NOT say I enjoyed sects.

      by trumpeter on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 02:14:54 PM PST

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