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Old 02-24-2013, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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I saw something similar decades ago when I was young. It was a suite of smart gun products.

Smart guns were the advent of what most knew as common sense folks. We called them SmartPeople. These were people who were actually trained owners of firearms who regularly spent Time on the range with another product, SmartTraining. This training was designed to teach those interested owners in the proper handling, discharge, disassembly, reassembly,and safe storage of said firearms so that the chances of accidental discharges were almost unheard of within these circles.

They were taught what to do if their primary shooting hand was injured, how to rack a slide with the weak hand against any sharp edge and to return fire. They were also taught the legal and to some extent, moral responsibilities associated with such a powerful tool. This was part of their SmartOwnership module that helped to round out part of their SmartTraining.

No decoder rings were necessary but, thanks in part to their SmartTraining, they knew what to do if a shooting occurred. This was covered in their SmartLiabilty chapter and SmartCover summary. they pretty much knew what they could, and could not do legally and ethically. They had become SmartPeople. There were no cameras, no cries for the children and no one running around like Charles Bronson looking proactively to right the wrongs of society.

No, they were just normal people who were quiet gun owners who left emotions at the door and only employed these SmartWeapons when legal and appropriate. These SmartOwners are still among us and they are not likely to shoot double barrel shotguns off in the middle of the night or say stupid things like SOME politicians nor, are they the ones that believe one merely points a shotgun and fires blindly thinking that they can't miss. No, they are probably not ones who believe in the Cletus and Barney statements of, "just the racking of a shotgun will scare them off"...as if....no, they believe in quietly retreating into a part of a room where said intruder will have to come through one door thus maintaining the upper hand when they do. And, while hiding, they will quietly call the police on a cell or mobile phone all the while keeping steady aim at the one choke point said intruder will have to enter....this all after gathering family, if possible, to the same spot.

Told you we called them SmartPeople and they pretty much don't have to wear decoder rings or Casio watches to bed. They are already prepared, say little to anyone about it and ponder why guys like Biden are able to climb so high while being so dumb.

Their final product, SmartBrain, was conditioned to never leave a firearm, loaded or otherwise, unsecured unless personally carrying it. In short, they need no product that can "save them from themselves" when it comes to gun safety.

They leave that for the DumbPeople who sadly enough, corner the market on air time when they do foolish things like discharging firearms in apartments, leave them out for their kids or your kids to find and play with, shoot someone because their ego got bruised or because someone took "their" parking spot.

We don't need crackerjack rings, we need training and a walloping dose of common sense. Shouldn't cost much or be too much of a burden to anyone that can give it 2 hrs of time a month. Heck, with everyone's frantic schedules, you could probably put it on DVD to start. Instead of the Insanity workout, call it the Sanity Training, volumes, 1,2 AND 3 with an interactive test online afterwards. Start slow with questions like,

Choose the best answer to the following...you know, multiple f'in guess

1) it's okay to leave a loaded firearm laying about in case you need it quickly
2). Kids should each have a gun in their rooms to become familiar with how they work at a young age
3). If your kid loses in any competitive endeavor, it's okay for you to shoot the winning kid's parent
4). Secure your guns at all time. It's the safe thing to do and I am solely responsible for what happens with this firearm.

Or,

1). When purchasing a firearm it's always best to go with the biggest, baddest thing they have in the store
2). Practice is expensive so you should avoid it
3). Shotguns are miracle wands and the mere presence will frighten all bad guys away. One merely has to point and shoot and the pellets, being magical like the shotgun will actually seek out the intruder and hit them while flinging said intruder 20 feet back across the room like in the movies. If intruder shoots back,you will have ample time to dodge his rounds like Keneau Reeves in the movie, the matrix.
4). Shoot what you can competently handle and control.

Let's start here and work our way back up to Bily Jack?
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:30 AM
 
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such a thing would mean that you can't TEACH any kids or women with it, which is probably what the sneaky bastards have in mind. Then, in a generation or 2, no more interest in guns. 2 hours a month is barely maintenance level for a halfway decent combat shottist. Who says that the attack will come while you are in your home? You can easily be called upon to go to the aid of a loved one, outside, the home. Such a thing can easily require you to charge in at high speed, fully exposing yourself to enemy fire.

Cops get 50 or so hours of training, and they screw up all the TIME, too. So figure on more like 150 hours of training, devoting many weekends and thousands of dollars to it. Make these classes close together in time, not spread out over years, because the latter does little good and exposes you to too much time without the skills. 2 hours per month is not realistic maintenance of high levels of ability. 2 hours a week barely is. No, I am not talking about being a swat cop, either. i am talking about being able to dominate your physical environment, if need be, to a range of 15 ft, in a realistic, conservative, legal manner. Hand to hand training belongs in the mix, too, costing just as much to master and maintain. Obstacle course shooting practice, at high speed, and hand to hand sparring can double as your aerobics workout, you know, and are very enjoyable passtimes, as well as part of your civic repsonsibility :-)

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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such a thing would mean that you can't TEACH any kids or women with it, which is probably what the sneaky bastards have in mind. Then, in a generation or 2, no more interest in guns. 2 hours a month is barely maintenance level for a halfway decent combat shottist. Who says that the attack will come while you are in your home? You can easily be called upon to go to the aid of a loved one, outside, the home. Such a thing can easily require you to charge in at high speed, fully exposing yourself to enemy fire.

Cops get 50 or so hours of training, and they screw up all the TIME, too. So figure on more like 150 hours of training, devoting many weekends and thousands of dollars to it. Make these classes close together in time, not spread out over years, because the latter does little good and exposes you to too much time without the skills. 2 hours per month is not realistic maintenance of high levels of ability. 2 hours a week barely is. No, I am not talking about being a swat cop, either. i am talking about being able to dominate your physical environment, if need be, to a range of 15 ft, in a realistic, conservative, legal manner. Hand to hand training belongs in the mix, too, costing just as much to master and maintain. Obstacle course shooting practice, at high speed, and hand to hand sparring can double as your aerobics workout, you know, and are very enjoyable passtimes, as well as part of your civic repsonsibility :-)
Most cops I see shoot could not hit a wall of a barn from inside. Smart guns are not any where near developed to where I would trust them. They may be reliable one day but I still like the old days where I had a distributor, wires and plugs and could crawl in next to my eng. and shut the hood. simple is best.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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It's been the law in New Jersey for over 10 years...

New Jersey Smart Gun Legislation Enacted | Fox News

Keep what ya got, guys. As soon as the technology is ready for mass production, most states will require all new guns to have it.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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most cops can hit ok, if they shoot SLOWLY, under no stress. :-) ask them to draw and get off 6 shots in 3 seconds, tho, and you can forget about them having more than 1-2 hits on a man silohuette at more than a very short distance, as in 3-4 feet.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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most cops can hit ok, if they shoot SLOWLY, under no stress. :-) ask them to draw and get off 6 shots in 3 seconds, tho, and you can forget about them having more than 1-2 hits on a man silohuette at more than a very short distance, as in 3-4 feet.

Speak for yourself. just sayin.
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