Coming up with the idea of a gun that works only by activating it through use of a battery-operated device sounds far from reliable to me. Think of how often your iPhones or your Nike Fuel bands die. Would you let your life depend on the life of your phone? I sure wouldn’t. So how is this any different?
Not to mention, this technology is for one purpose and one purpose only: To track and disable your firearm whenever it seems fit. Did you know that authorities are requesting permission to gain access to Smart Guns and the devices that kick them into gear? That means, they want access to override your Smart Gun if they feel it as necessary. So tell me, if there is technology that can allow a police officer to override your gun, what makes you think that a criminal can’t access YOUR GUN in the same way?
Let’s also think of it this way. Do you honestly think criminals are going to allow their lives to depend on a gun in which law officials obtain the technology to turn off?
People like Eric Holder are talking this up like it is actually for your own safety. That’s not the case. Gun control has always been about one thing: CONTROL. They want to make it seem like they are compromising and letting America keep their guns. This is far from it! Tell me, can law enforcement officials deactivate your gun right now? They sure can’t. Can they deactivate it if Smart Guns become the only legal gun in this country? Yup. So tell me, how is turning off a Smart Gun any different than confiscation? And what’s even better for them is that Smart Guns have a GPS tracking device so they will know exactly who has it and where it is.
Get with it America. Smart Guns are not ‘safer’ or made for your best interest. It is an easy way for very bad people to restrict your right to bear arms before completely taking it away.