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  •  Yes, have "smart" guns (5+ / 0-)

    That can only be fired by the owner and others the owner designates, for instance.

    We can't buy them, because of the death threats from the gun nuts (You know who you are, I'm only talking about the nuts, not the decent gun owners that would never threaten others and that would welcome the "smart" guns so children and criminals can't fire them).



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    by splashy on Thu Jul 31, 2014 at 09:08:57 AM PDT

    •  Make them reliable and affordable (2+ / 0-)
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      Kasoru, textopcat

      and I'll be first in line.

      Until that time, I oppose all efforts to mandate such tech.

    •  Smart Guns??? (0+ / 0-)

      Having guns that only fire by the owner sounds really fine and good.  However, your reason as to why they are not sole is wrong.
      Colt and S&W made such guns  back in the 1060's,  They were sold to police and used for some time.  The bottom line was that even though the approach never failed (iP1 gun maker admits they fail 10% and testing shows more like 20%) the bottom line result was more police officers were killed/injured as a result of such guns.,  So, they were replaced with ordinary guns of the time.  We know that the idea does not save lives and in fact will cost lives, so why does anyone want such abortions?
      The thing that gun control people like about iP1 and similar designs is government (or any hacker) can turn off all the guns in any given area (all of the US?) with the flip of a switch.

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