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Looks like a few companies are close to putting out products on the US market.
I would be great if unauthorized users could not use your handgun, or take it away from you and use it on you or steal it and use it in crimes. But I believe the consequences are too great.
Someone will figure out how to hack it with a handheld device rendering your gun useless if you need it.
Technology always fails just when you need it most.
Think I will stick to my dumb guns.

 

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They already know where you are, what you buy, what you post online, what you look at, how you vote, who you vote for, how many and what kind of guns you've bought and likely a whole lot more...

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Before smart guns become mandated by politicians they should issue them to their relevant police and security forces for beta testing. If it's good enough for us it should be good enough for them as well.
 

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As someone with a background in Cyber Security & Network Engineering, Smart Guns sound like a nightmare for 2A supporters and a wet dream for the government. I agree that the concept sounds nice, but a smart gun not only adds an additional and more likely point of failure, it also adds the possibility of outside control and/or manipulation.
 

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Looks like a few companies are close to putting out products on the US market.
I would be great if unauthorized users could not use your handgun, or take it away from you and use it on you or steal it and use it in crimes. But I believe the consequences are too great.
Someone will figure out how to hack it with a handheld device rendering your gun useless if you need it.
Technology always fails just when you need it most.
Think I will stick to my dumb guns.

Yes…I like my dumb guns!
 

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It also makes guns more expensive. Higher cost means fewer buyers. If the govt can disable gun, then a hacker can unlock a stolen gun and once again bands ave ears and were holding our d**ks.
 

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They can make smart guns, but it won't do anything for the idiot behind the trigger.
 

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I'll take antiquated and mechanical over futuristic and computerized any day. If it works just as good as pairing my headset to my phone i want no part of it.
 

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Look at it this way, would you rather have a 2022 Electric Corvette or a 1954 Corvette gasser?

This is just my opinion, but I would imagine that the majority of the smart gun demographic would be left leaning, liberals of which a segment is for strong gun control. They will buy a smart gun, fire 15-20 rounds, consider themselves qualified, and then promptly put it in a locked gun safe, unloaded, if ever to be used again.
Someone who is pro gun is going to be proficient with their firearms, without fear or loathing. They will train with them, maintain them and use them.
If or until confiscated, the 1911 and non safety Glocks will never go out of style.
 

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Before smart guns become mandated by politicians they should issue them to their relevant police and security forces for beta testing. If it's good enough for us it should be good enough for them as well.
Not too long ago, I heard a report on the radio saying that one municipality was considering a proposal to require cops to keep their guns locked in a glove box. If they were to need it, they were to call dispatch and explain the situation. Then, dispatch would send the remote signal to unlock the glove box so the officer could retrieve the weapon.

I have to see if I can find a link to that story.

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Not too long ago, I heard a report on the radio saying that one municipality was considering a proposal to require cops to keep their guns locked in a glove box. If they were to need it, they were to call dispatch and explain the situation. Then, dispatch would send the remote signal to unlock the glove box so the officer could retrieve the weapon.

I have to see if I can find a link to that story.

--Wag--
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Thanks for that reminder of idiocy, I remember seeing that story as well.
 

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Not too long ago, I heard a report on the radio saying that one municipality was considering a proposal to require cops to keep their guns locked in a glove box. If they were to need it, they were to call dispatch and explain the situation. Then, dispatch would send the remote signal to unlock the glove box so the officer could retrieve the weapon.

I have to see if I can find a link to that story.

--Wag--
That’s how the police were in HBO’s The Watchmen series.
 

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I wonder if anyone has though how the microchips and circuits will respond to cleaning solvents over time?
 
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