a reply to: Noinden
No, It seems anyone who thinks that there are no developed technology out there for smart guns/iGuns, Are the ones who are wrong, dead wrong.
I took the time to research both on-line and through phone conversations since I last logged into ATS (not counting last night I was to tired to post)
I have found that Smart gun/iGun technology has come a long way. I thought it has been in development only since 2003 but in reality I found it has
been since 1998.
It is not just firearms themselves that are being developed, there is also software that will also be available to homes, Hospitals, Churches, Govt
Buildings and if wanted city wide (Google, Apple, Dell and HP are not on the gun owner rights side). i.e these are network administrative software
programs that would allow smart guns/iGuns to be disabled from firing unless their chip identifier ID is preregistered. Of course I was told this
would be useless with older guns. And in the case of an EMP, yes I asked the question, smart weapons would be rendered useless, because the batteries
that keep electrical charge for chips in the guns would damage the chips and render the smart guns/iGuns useless. This is how the software basically
works (already developed just not available for sale) Alexa, Cortana and Siri voice controlled systems,by the way, are at the forefront of much of
this software technology.
So for the sake of argument, Let's say that smart guns/iGuns were already in mass distribution among the citizens. Take today's shooting as a
example. Let's say the shooter had (already developed but not under manufacturing in mass yet) a smart rifle, a smart 9mm and or a smart 12 gauge
shotgun. The software would allow anyone who had preregistered firearm chip ID to actively shoot within their software network range. If anyone
walked within range of their network and their firearm was not registered the smart gun/iGun would not be able to fire. Of course the system is
useless if they had an older firearm.
Thought all those free wifi hot spots were for access just to the internet, those same hot spots can turn a whole city into a smart gun/iGun gun fire
free zone (again older weapons would still work). I am sure there will be hacks into these as Alexa is already showing it vulnerabilities. Not only
that but there is in the making for Alexa a program upgrade that if it hears a bang louder than 9db it will call the police and report a shooting.
Don't forget to tell Alexa you are using your 22 cal nail gun or you may get a visit from the police.
Now let's look at the smart gun/iGun tech, again already developed just not in production. There are four basic ideas, one as we seen with the
Armatix wrist watch type component with the gun within 10 inches the gun will fire, outside that area the gun is useless, except to bludgeon someone
There is one company here in the US that similar to your chipped car key you have a battery and an integrated chip in the gun, you then slide in a
chipped key tethered to a Stainless steel braided bracelet on your arm in order to activate the firing mechanism. If an opponent takes the gun from
you the key can be pulled from the gun and rendering it useless to your opponent. Not only that a child can't pick it up and accidentally shoot
someone or themselves. Keys from others smart guns/iGuns wont work in a similar firearm.
There is the magnetic type rings or bracelets that only when the magnet is right next to the gun can the gun fire. The problem there is anyone with a
magnet can fire the weapon. A great idea as a safety feature to keep kids safe, not so great and idea to keep someone from using it on you.
One company rep I spoke to would not give to much detail said they are producing a flat bracelet that will go along with the gun, any gun they make,
it too is chip technology, similar to the watch the gun could not be fired once out of range of the bracelet.
As for those who said we would just disable he smart gun with a magnet, they are making it to where if you wipe out the chip with a magnet the gun is
useless and wont fire.
Now, I couldn't get the companies to go into details nor give me patent numbers (most pending) but they assured me that once the market is calling for
them they are ready.
I am wondering if these shootings of late are just a way to get smart gun/iGun tech passed into law faster, I mean if they have been developing it for
20 years now they are ready to get these on the market. The software is in a whole other league in itself. Imagine Comcast, Verizon, or any other
internet service provider could add to their (if not already installed) routers, a chip activated program that would keep you from using your smart
gun/iGun in your own home against an intruder or for suicide/child safety.
Buy older guns now and keep em close. I don't think it will be too long at this rate before we see the legislation go into place to make all smart
guns/iGuns available to the public.
We have smart cars, smart homes the next logical step is smart guns and most of the technology is already developed dispite anyones naysaying.
edit on 5-11-2017 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)