The guns that know who is firing them: Can smart tech make firearms safer?





  • The problem is then getting these to be the only guns around.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    The problem is then getting these to be the only guns around.

    which will never happen by choice. and criminals would obviously never go for this.

    i'm not for/against gun ownership. i am against idiots.



  • I have to say that I am strictly against these type of firearms. You are basically giving up any type of real control over the firearm.

    I haven't read the linked article, but the last one I did talked about using some type of wristband with a transmitter in it to activate the weapon. Bad guys and the government could create devices that would jam these signals and now you're an unarmed person. No thanks!



  • @Dashrender said:

    I have to say that I am strictly against these type of firearms. You are basically giving up any type of real control over the firearm.

    I haven't read the linked article, but the last one I did talked about using some type of wristband with a transmitter in it to activate the weapon. Bad guys and the government could create devices that would jam these signals and now you're an unarmed person. No thanks!

    I think that they could make ones without that problem. Not that they have, I don't know, but a non-transmitting system should be a requirement. Otherwise you could remotely UNLOCK them too!



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    I think that they could make ones without that problem. Not that they have, I don't know, but a non-transmitting system should be a requirement. Otherwise you could remotely UNLOCK them too!

    True, but who would want to do that? Some crazy person who knows that some idiot allows their kid to play with their 'safety gun' and the bullets so that an accident will happen... LOL (yes I know it's not really funny - but the ludicrousness of it makes me laugh).



  • @Dashrender said:

    @scottalanmiller said:

    I think that they could make ones without that problem. Not that they have, I don't know, but a non-transmitting system should be a requirement. Otherwise you could remotely UNLOCK them too!

    True, but who would want to do that? Some crazy person who knows that some idiot allows their kid to play with their 'safety gun' and the bullets so that an accident will happen... LOL (yes I know it's not really funny - but the ludicrousness of it makes me laugh).

    If you are worried about governments locking weapons of people they don't want to be armed, do you not think that they would not unlock those that they want armed? Or just hackers in general.



  • @scottalanmiller said:

    If you are worried about governments locking weapons of people they don't want to be armed, do you not think that they would not unlock those that they want armed? Or just hackers in general.

    The government would allow those it wants to have guns to have them without this idiotic safety. It wouldn't be worth the risk of malfunction to give these to, say, Cops or military personal.


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