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Old 02-16-2013, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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On the surface it sounds good, but many have posted why it can fail. What if you shoot right and get injured and are forced to shoot left or like someone said, have to have a family member use it?

As far as the emp, I don't know about that. I do know that as more and more cars become dependent on computers people are worried that a criminal can use electronic devices to disable a car, maybe cause it to report a malfuntion or problem where you pull over and may get robbed. It all sounds techy, but you always hear about devices to skim CC numbers etc. Where's the common criminal get tech like that?
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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I'd think that if my pistol were knocked from my hands by the bad guy using a knife, my life would not depend upon my wife trying to find the gun and instead would use her own. I mean who keeps a gun for self defense and then leave their spouse of significant other without the means to defend themself too? That seems rather selfish and not thought out very well. Hey honey, I have a gun but don't worry, if I drop it because the bad guy knocked it from my hand, you can jump in and pick it up and finish him off. Okaaaaay.
My ex-bro-in-law. After my sis was about to shoot him a few time for not dropping the kids off in time for visitation weekends, I think he decided not to teach his current wife how to shoot. Specially since the current wife is a hot tempered red hear. He did teach his daughter how to shoot however. maybe to protect him from the wife
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:08 AM
 
Location: Earth
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You guys can make up whatever fantastic scenarios you want...smart guns aren't smart!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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I just don't like the whole idea. Its adding something that makes it more complicated. I think there would be the law of unintended consequences here.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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So called "smart guns" don't make much sense in today's world or the foreseeable future but the arguments against them for the most part don't hold water. In order to counter the idea, better arguments than most in this thread are need or you just feed those wanting them.

The argument that works nicely is that like any security technology, it can eventually be defeated. When that happens, all the firearms that have so-called smart technology will be rendered free for anyone to use. That means criminals will be able to steal a "smart gun" use it and the true owner could be blamed because the burden to prove the smart technology was defeated will rest with the gun owner, not the police or criminal (since they aren't usually caught). In this way, th euse of Smart technology in gun control actually creates a new problem.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:10 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Maryland still technically has the "Smart Gun" requirement of the books although the enforcement of it has be postponed until the technology is available. It was adopted 15 or so years ago. We also have a Handgun Roster Board which decides which handguns may be sold in the State.

Maryland State Police > Organization > Support Services Bureau > Licensing Division > Handgun Roster
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Maryland still technically has the "Smart Gun" requirement of the books although the enforcement of it has be postponed until the technology is available. It was adopted 15 or so years ago. We also have a Handgun Roster Board which decides which handguns may be sold in the State.

Maryland State Police > Organization > Support Services Bureau > Licensing Division > Handgun Roster
I think they need to build a wall around Maryland as it seems to be one of the centers of stupidity in this country. I wince every time I have to go through there.

To me "smart guns" don't do anything to solve the key problem of people. Just like on vehicles these days you have stability control, ABS, all this forward looking technology with laser and radar to slow your car down or help you stop, but as we see people still have stupid car accidents all the time.

Our money and energy would be better spent on teaching firearms safety and handling, just as it would with vehicles actually teaching people vehicle dynamics and accident avoidance.

The left in this country seems to think technology just fixes everything and more rules and regulations just fix it all.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I firmly believe that we should have smart guns. I could understand a gun that had an anti-shake thinggy in it like the camera's do. You know the thing that stops the wiggle? Maybe it would stop the 9 ring wobble.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:08 PM
 
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WE need smart politicians...not smart guns!
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Beautiful place in Virginia
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There is a magnetic form that has existed for quote some time. The user has to wear a ring to be able to use it. Now that is in ideal scenario if your dominant hand is not injured. What if your right hand was injured somehow, you may need to use the other hand. Does one where the ring on both hands? If it is a man and wife, they need to wear 2 rings each.

As with ANYTHING mechanical or electronic, it can fail to disable the lock or fail to stay on safe. Either can lead to lethal consequences.
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