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View Poll Results: do you support Biden's 'smart gun' proposal?
yes, let's move ahead with this James Bond-style tech that is already available 4 22.22%
let's hold off with any mandate, but maybe sometime in the future. 0 0%
no. 12 66.67%
other (please explain below). 2 11.11%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Today, 04:59 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I'm not a big fan of Joe Biden, as I have often posted in the elections section. But I have to admit that of all the contenders, he has the best approach when it comes to gun violence prevention. He's always been excellent on guns. The 1994 assault weapon ban was actually his brainchild. But now, in contrast to the others, he's moving ahead with a fresh approach: mandate that all guns be "smart" guns.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2...out-dna-match/

The smart gun is a gun that can be fired only by its owner. The gun WILL NOT shoot unless a fingerprint and DNA match is confirmed. Biden notes that we already have the technology.

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If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help, if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it. We have that capacity to do it now. You know it.
This would virtually eliminate black-on-black gang violence, which conservatives so often bemoan. Most gang weapons are either stolen, or obtained via 'straw' purchase. The gang members would no longer be able to shoot such guns under Biden's plan. A key would be to require that police agencies, who have often been resistant in the past, to adopt the smart guns. Many cops are killed with their own guns; this would put an end to that. What do you think?
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Old Today, 05:01 PM
 
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The smart gun is a gun that can be fired only by its owner. The gun WILL NOT shoot unless a fingerprint and DNA match is confirmed. Biden notes that we already have the technology.
Please explain how the technology works, I'm all ears.
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Old Today, 05:11 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Please explain how the technology works, I'm all ears.
It's simple. It checks your fingerprint and DNA as you hold the trigger. If there is not a match, the gun is electronically prevented from firing. Only the original owner of the gun can fire it. Presumably if the gun were legally sold, it could be reprogrammed for the new owner.
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Old Today, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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What do you do with the old guns... or guns purchased in other countries?

The idea sounds feasible... but could you trust the government to NOT put in some sort of transmitter/receiver setup to override the firing mechanism... out of "safety"?
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Old Today, 05:16 PM
 
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It's simple. It checks your fingerprint and DNA as you hold the trigger. If there is not a match, the gun is electronically prevented from firing.
lol. Well, that was simple enough.

I'm working on a warp drive myself.
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Old Today, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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So the criminal that comes and does your place, is going to cut off your trigger finger and steal your gun to go do crime else ware, great.
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Old Today, 05:20 PM
 
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It's simple. It checks your fingerprint and DNA as you hold the trigger. If there is not a match, the gun is electronically prevented from firing. Only the original owner of the gun can fire it. Presumably if the gun were legally sold, it could be reprogrammed for the new owner.
Colt tried it. Didnít sell and didnít work.
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Old Today, 05:22 PM
 
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Has your computer ever frozen up on you, or run out of battery, when you were doing something important?
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Old Today, 05:22 PM
 
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Colt tried it. Didn’t sell and didn’t work.
Colt had instant DNA checking? I can see designing a fingerprint lock.

Dunno how a fingerprint lock is a ton better than a simple trigger lock though. You can get 99% of the value in terms of stolen weapons from a mechanical lock.
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Old Today, 05:24 PM
 
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Sounds good in theory, terrible in actual real life... I mean if it is so good, let's do it to the military too! Nothing bad could possibly happen... When you need a gun to fire, you don't need it to check if you have the right fingerprint...
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