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On the subject of non-gun progun magazines..

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Monte Harrison, Jul 16, 2003.

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  1. Monte Harrison

    Monte Harrison Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    Check this out, from Popular Mechanics:

    'Smart' Guns: Dumb Idea!

    Illustrations by Paul Dimare

    At first blush it seems like a great idea. A gun that can determine if the person holding it is an authorized user. A smart gun that will fire only if it recognizes the shooter's thumbprint. Pretty neat. Homeowners would want it because it eliminates the danger of their kids or anyone else using it. The cops surely would want it, as it eliminates the danger of a bad guy getting ahold of their weapon and turning the tables. Then there's the problem of teenage suicides--most prevalent where there is easy access to guns, such as the homes of law officers. What's not to like?


    According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, which used government grants to study personalized handgun technology, fingerprint recognition systems work only 80 percent of the time. But the New Jersey law goes into effect regardless of whether the guns are 100 percent--or 80 percent--reliable.

    Cops protecting the New Jersey governor won't accept an 80 percent reliability factor. But the governor, by supporting this law, is saying that 80 percent is good enough for the homeowner trying to protect his family from an armed intruder. What's wrong with this picture?

    Whole article:http://popularmechanics.com/outdoors/firearms/2003/7/smart_guns/index.phtml
  2. cuchulainn

    cuchulainn Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Looking for a cow that Queen Meadhbh stole
    Great picture with the article

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