America is by far, the most difficult country to push any kind of gun control legislation. The gun grabbers really have their work cut out for them here. In just about any other nation, all it takes is one tragic mass shooting, and the sheep start bleating and begging for more restrictive laws. But for a variety of reasons, it just doesn’t work here. Guns have just become far too ingrained our culture for most people to give them up.
It’s actually quite impressive when you think about it. Every other line and amendment in the US Constitution has been violated into meaninglessness. Though the spirit of the Second Amendment has been violated as well, it hasn’t been done to the same extent. It’s the last domino that just won’t fall, no matter how hard the gun grabbers blow.
Since they can’t pull off an outright ban, they have to constantly find alternative routes of gun control. They try to place onerous regulations on buying and selling firearms, they push extra taxes on ammunition, or they try to force gun owners to buy insurance for each gun. The list goes on and on. One of their alternatives to gun confiscation, is the smart gun.
In case you don’t know, a smart gun is a weapon that uses biometrics, fingerprints, rfid chips, or a magnetic device to determine if the person holding the gun is the rightful owner. If someone else handles the gun, it won’t fire. This would presumably prevent the gun from being stolen by criminals or handled by children.
This makes it the perfect Trojan horse for gun control, since a roll out of these weapons (if you can even call these neutered toys “weapons”) be implemented under the guise of safety. The gun grabbers can make an appeal to our conscience and desires. They’ll say that we can have whatever gun we want, so long as it has smart gun technology to prevent it from falling into the hands of bad guys or unknowing children (as you’ll see in a moment, it’s a Faustian bargain).
But first, they’ll try to roll out this technology in increments, starting with law enforcement. They’ll say that we need smart guns to prevent criminals from killing cops with their own weapons. President Obama recently proposed a plan to create better smart guns for that exact purpose.
First, we’ve jumpstarted the development of smart gun technology. Today, many gun injuries and deaths are the result of legal guns that were stolen, misused, or discharged accidentally. As long as we’ve got the technology to prevent a criminal from stealing and using your smartphone, then we should be able to prevent the wrong person from pulling a trigger on a gun. So, my Administration released a plan today to expedite the development of smart gun technology, including by identifying the requirements that smart guns would have to meet in order for law enforcement to purchase and use them effectively – and keep themselves and the public safer in the process.
However, this has nothing to do with the safety of law enforcement. The threat of a cop having his gun stolen by a suspect is a non-issue. Of all the hundreds of thousands of police officers in America, only 51 were killed when a perp overpowered them and took their weapon, between 2000 and 2010.
So what is this really about?
The government wants to normalize smart guns, so that they have more control over us. How does that give them more control? Because, when you have a firearm that is dependent on electronics to function, that firearm becomes hackable. It will be programmed with back doors that the government can exploit, just like computers and smartphones.
In the future, smart guns will be designed so that government officials can shut them off remotely whenever they want. In fact, the first smart gun that can be remotely controlled by a bureaucrat was invented about two years ago.
A new technology that could allow authorities and others to literally “turn off” guns by remote control has been patented.
German arms maker Armatix GmbH has filed a patent for an improved smart pistol that can be shut down by a wireless signal.
“Preferably, the apparatus of the invention can be controlled remotely, for example via satellite and can send information to a satellite,” the European patent application for the gun says.
That’s the real endgame. At first it will be voluntary, but eventually they’ll force you to buy smart guns. It’s the best way to implement gun control without alarming gun owners, because with this technology they can trust anyone to have any gun, knowing that they can turn it off at any moment. They’ll try to trick the pro gun crowd with promises of reduced regulations. They’ll let you buy fully automatics and other “scary” weapons, just so long as it is a smart gun.
But if you take that deal, then one day you’ll wake up in a country filled with smart guns that you can’t really own or control. Unfortunately for the gun grabbers, gun owners aren’t stupid enough to take that deal, are they?
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