Is the Iphone of guns here?

A dream of gun-control advocates for decades, the Armatix iP1 is the country’s first smart gun. Its introduction is seen as a landmark in efforts to reduce gun violence, suicides and accidental shootings. Proponents compare smart guns to automobile air bags — a transformative add-on that gun owners will demand. But gun rights advocates are already balking, wondering what happens if the technology fails just as an intruder breaks in.

James Mitchell, the “extremely pro-gun” owner of the Oak Tree Gun Club, north of Los Angeles, isn’t one of the skeptics. His club’s firearms shop is the only outlet in the country selling the iP1. “It could revolutionize the gun industry,” Mitchell declared.

The implications of the iP1’s introduction are potentially enormous, both politically and economically. (And culturally — the gun that reads James Bond’s palm print in “Skyfall ” is no longer a futuristic plot twist.)

Lawmakers around the country have been intrigued by the possibilities. New Jerseypassed a hotly contested law in 2002 requiring that only smart guns be sold in the state within three years of a smart gun being sold anywhere in the country. A similar measure made it through the California Senate last year, and at the federal level, Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.) also has introduced a mandate.

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Source: Washington Post

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  1. What the morons still do not seem to understand, is that there are already about 300 million firearms in America alone; none of this technology will ever get rid of all of the firearms that do not have it. Second, no gangster or criminal with a real brain, would ever use such a firearm, so it would have virtually zero affect on reducing gun crime and violence, while costing law abiding gun owners more time and money. Third, ballistics technology already can do what this technology does, and do it much cheaper. It is NOT needed, nor, will it be effective in any way!

  2. This is nothing more than an attempt to further infringe upon our right to keep and bear arms. The scary thing is that the forces at be will wish to impose this as a mandatory requirement on all firearms in the future. I already stated what I think about 007’s “neutered” PPK in my blog.

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