James Bond Smart Grips CNN

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  1. ShamboPyro

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    When the police and military adopt this, sure I'll do likewise. I'm not holding my breath. This is intrinsically expensive and unreliable, as any time you add additional engineering to any mechanical device the failure rate goes up.
     
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    Can I trigger it with my Iphone? Can I blame ND's on hackers?
     
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    No thanks.

    The price alone would probably remove access to guns from lower income households.
     
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    The very first problem with lock systems, which is usually glossed over: the fail mode

    Does the lock fail-to-fire, or fail-to-safe?

    The assumption of most of the lock proponents is fail-to-safe.

    The requirement of the people who would actually be carrying a gun for defense would usually be fail-to-fire.

    If it doesn't go boom, it's just an awkwardly shaped club.
     
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    Watch the video. Pow, pow, click but no slide lock back at one point while she's demonstrating at around 50 seconds.

    I can't be completely sure but it looks like she had a failure of some sort after a couple of shots. I'm betting it has to do with the technology and not the gun. This indicates to me that simpler is better.

    Imagine for a moment that you've got your gun drawn, it has for some reason been drenched in water. Would you prefer for the gun to work with electronics inside that are potentially compromised by water? I sure as hell wouldn't.

    Basically for me, computer tech isn't reliable enough to place it inside of a gun.

    Every few years I have to buy a new computer because the internal mechanisms fail. My firearms however, are unburdened by computerized tech and continue to work perfectly. I've got guns that are older than me that still work fine, can I say the same about computers or technology? Nope.
     
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    good thing about electronic interlocks is they're easily bypassed ;)
     
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    I went to check the laser sight on my "space gun" (scope sighted Explorer II pistol) and the batteries had died.

    Biometric guns sound like a high-maintenence item with maybe a niche need: correction officers "in population" among the prisoners.

    On the other hand, look at the reaction to extra safeties added to hammer guns--Savage 24, Marlin 336, Puma 1892, Taurus 73--and the efforts folks go to to disable the superfluous safeties.

    Since the 1996 gun bans in Australia, ever so often I check the Aussie news: there are frequent busts of "bikies" operating garage or basement shops building MAC10s. "Biometrics? Biometrics? We don't need no stinkin' biometrics."
     
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    One of the arguments of anti-gunners against Right-To-Carry is that pricey gun permits go to people in better off neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates, while few permits are issued to people who live in high crime neighborhoods who would have the most need, so nobody should get a permit.

    I can hear it now: the hi-tech "safe" guns can only be owned by wealthy people in better off neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates who don't really need them, while people who live in high crime neighborhoods who would have the most need for self defense cannot afford them, so nobody should get a gun.
     
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    Obviously the tech will get better and more cost-effective over time, but it will make "pistol whippability" a far more important factor when choosing a handgun.
     
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    You just need faith in the progress of technology and
    wait for your phased plasma rifle in a 40 watt range.
     
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    Am I the only one who noticed poor gun safety in the video?
     
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    This kind of junk has been on the drawing board for DECADES. Anyone remember the one that required the user to wear a little ring with a chip in it. It was shown on The History Channel back in the 1990's (along with early Land Warrior prototypes) on Modern Marvels?

    IIRC it was the brain(fart)-child of either Colt or S&W. It did fail safe to FIRE but the components were to delicate.

    Even if it does come to market, it will probably be less well received than the ILS on S&W revolvers. No thank you.
     
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    Agreed. I love when the NJIT professor is talking to the reporter while pointing the pistol at her the entire time.
     
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    Hey, just what you see, pal!
     
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    Haha, I can already hear the politicians of 2130ad now....

    " no one NEEDS a 40 watt plasma rifle for hunting!"

    "The 2a doesn't cover plasma rifles, our founding fathers could never have imagined this technology!"

    " a 2 shot 20watt plasma rifle is all you need to defend your home, I promise you, one or two zaps in the air an the bad guys will go running..."
     
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    Cool idea... But, I am skeptical about the practical applications involved here. Electricity and firearms... hrmmm.

    Lol...

    "Umm, your gun isn't working..."
    ..
    "Ahh man, sorry, my battery died. One minute."
     
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    This. I'm sure it'll get there some day, but I doubt it'll be any time very soon.
     
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    Did you hear at 1:20 the guy saying they were starting to embed chips in humans in the fatty part of the hand? :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    I share my guns with fellow gun & hunting club members, as well as my kids. Not interested.
     
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    So is this like Judge Dredds Lawgiver?

    I'll get on board when I get voice activated ammo and action changes.

    "I am the law!"
     
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    This really makes me want to build a black powder blunderbuss kit.
     
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    Anybody ever have a battery powered optic fail?
    You really want that possibility with your firearm too?
     
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    I imagine that many funds-strapped people who can barely scrape together the money for a low-end firearm for home protection would not be able to afford this additional "smart" technology.

    Why do anti-gun people want to discriminate against the poor? :confused:


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