My Solution

Aug 2019
34
1
La Habra, CA
#1
Smart Gun Initiative

Mission: To have every firearm equipped with "Smart" gun technology.

The Smart Gun Initiative, or SGI, will put a condition on every firearm that must be met before it can be fired. The condition is that the weapon must first receive an electronic signal from the owner of the weapon before it can be fired. The signal could come from an app on the owner's smartphone.

Every firearm that does not have this technology should be illegal.

We have smartphones, smart cars, smart homes, etc. Why can't we have smart guns?
 
Likes: RNG
Apr 2019
1,431
176
America
#2
Smart Gun Initiative

Mission: To have every firearm equipped with "Smart" gun technology.

The Smart Gun Initiative, or SGI, will put a condition on every firearm that must be met before it can be fired. The condition is that the weapon must first receive an electronic signal from the owner of the weapon before it can be fired. The signal could come from an app on the owner's smartphone.

Every firearm that does not have this technology should be illegal.

We have smartphones, smart cars, smart homes, etc. Why can't we have smart guns?
Why can't we just trust the law abiding citizens that own guns. That is what our founders did. And also realized without guns they would still be English.
 
Dec 2018
3,197
951
New England
#3
Smart Gun Initiative

Mission: To have every firearm equipped with "Smart" gun technology.

The Smart Gun Initiative, or SGI, will put a condition on every firearm that must be met before it can be fired. The condition is that the weapon must first receive an electronic signal from the owner of the weapon before it can be fired. The signal could come from an app on the owner's smartphone.

Every firearm that does not have this technology should be illegal.

We have smartphones, smart cars, smart homes, etc. Why can't we have smart guns?
A gun is a fairly mechanical thing. Don't you think such technology would be easily bypassed?
 
Likes: coldjoint
Mar 2018
1,065
189
Grayson
#4
That kind of thinking is NOT smart. Suppose that I own a firearm but am overpowered by a criminal. My life is in danger. Seconds count. A family member picks up the weapon. What do they do now? Point the gun and yell bang?

A married couple have one weapon in the house. If you can activate it via phone, both would need a phone and if the device can be accessed by two phones, then any enterprising criminal can figure out how to hack the phones and use the gun.

There are over 400 million firearms in America. Only a fraction of 1 percent are ever used in a crime. So, how would you enforce such a law? I'm not going to abide by any such nonsense. Look, if you want to keep guns out of the wrong hands, then take the bodies of the wrong hands and keep them in prisons, jails, mental institutions, or under constant supervision. That would be much more cost effective and results oriented.
 
Mar 2013
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10,689
Middle Tennessee
#8
Law abiding citizens can be trusted. It's the non-law abiding gun thieves that can't.
The technology might be bipassable. Why would a owner want to bypass it if his main concern is gun safety?
As has already been mentioned guns are MECHANICAL devices. Any "technology" would simply be added on top of the mechanical moving parts. How long do you think it would take for CRIMINALS to bypass those electronic nannies ??

Now you, the law abiding gun owner, are in a situation where the criminal has a gun with all the safety devices removed, he's just kicked in the front door of your home. Meanwhile you ARE SEARCHING FOR YOUR CELL PHONE, waiting desperately for the app to load, and then with shaky fingers trying to type in the unlock code, then waiting while the phone transmits the code to your gun ?? What is the power is out and you don't have internet ?? What if the battery on the gun died ??

Mean while the bad guys have shot you in the head and are now raping your wife.
 
Aug 2019
34
1
La Habra, CA
#10
If you are the owner and your life was in danger, wouldn't you have your firearm already out and ready to fire; like the cops do?

Why would you need two phones to activate one gun? Why would a hacker or thief bother trying to bypass the safety device unless he was planning on using your gun?

You wouldn't need a new law to enforce the device. It's just an additional safety measure. The guns that don't have the tech, could be deemed illegal. For that you'll need a new law to enforce.