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Smart guns

Post by Rapier1772 » 21 Feb 2014, 08:14

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In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a gun which can only fire when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch.
Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post reports:
The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight.
I wonder how long it will be until someone comes up with a hack for the watch/gun thing which will allow it to fire even without the watch?
But I'd really be concerned with is tech which keeps the gun from firing regardless of the watch. BG's could keep you from defending yourself, as could police & any other gov agency.
I'd be more comfortable with a gun that read fingerprints (James Bond has had a couple of them) but even then, you're still trusting batteries & circuits not to fail. And how many times has the light or laser on a gun failed?
Bad no matter which way you cut it.

I put this in P&A because part of the article deals in gun rights & part of why I am against this sort of smart gun gun idea is because I believe there will be a time & place where guns like this are required & all others will become illegal.
I don't have a problem with people wanting this sort of thing, I just don't have a positive outlook about where it's headed.
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Post by jgreenberg01 » 21 Feb 2014, 08:46

I have read in several places that it is only 90% reliable. That means that there will be a failure of some sort in every magazine. Assuming this is true, then the technology is NOT ready for prime time - who in their right mind would want their life to depend on that???

I will try to find links to the articles that I read.
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Re: Smart guns

Post by Rapier1772 » 21 Feb 2014, 12:58

jgreenberg01 wrote:who in their right mind...
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Did ya see the first two words of the article?
In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a gun which can only fire when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch.
Those two words virtually negate your entire phrase.
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Re: Smart guns

Post by jgreenberg01 » 21 Feb 2014, 14:09

Touché...
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Re: Smart guns

Post by panzermk2 » 22 Feb 2014, 12:02

Should force CA LEOs to use them.
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