a reply to: Noinden
NRA says there is no viable technology to secure firearms from being fired without proper authorization which is a key, or electronic device. Even if
magnetized it makes the gun useless. But there is.
Now this is just prototypes their market is America not the EU.
they have quick lock known as a wireless key, they have base lock systems to keep guns form being stolen and if they are the system can send a call to
the local police and it wont fire because they still need a key to make it work.
They make blocking devices that if they are some how fired they would blow up in the purps face killing them, because it fits in the barrel. My Step
Dad used to use a block of wood on a string in his shotgun so if someone stole it they almost never look in the barrel, they load and fire it, it
would kill them if they ever did steal his.
There is their iW Watch, this Smart System consists of a radio-controlled watch that is responsible for gun access and use. A Smart System gun will
only shoot if it is within range of this watch. It is possible to release the safety mechanism via the radio controlled watch activated by means of a
PIN code. As soon as the gun loses radio contact with the watch – e.g. if it is knocked out of the shooter’s hand or in case of loss, theft, etc.
– it automatically deactivates itself. Quoted straight from the source.
Now what you don't know is S&W's R&D Dept has been doing since 1997 and lot longer that Armatix. But one thins S&W got going for it they have not
been so public about their tech, and from the few questions I got actually answered and not the run a round these few things I have deduced, and Colt
is on the same track. Tarus has nothing.
Here is what I found out from S&W, 1) they have developed the same type of system as the watch above but it is active up to 16 inches form the person
holding the guns activation device. It is a bracelet or something they put in their front pocket or clip on their belt. 2) they have developed a
system to track a stolen gun via chip in the gun (not talking yet about gps) this is just a chip that has all the vital info on it as to who owns the
gun, their address and SS# (you'll have foil wrap this gun to keep a scanner from reading the ship. It is much like the one on your credit card. 3)
they have an actual li-ion battery with a gps chip in it. As long as the battery has a charge they can track it from their special service much like
life lock watches your credit they can monitor your guns travel. Now that is a little scary but they have the tech developed. And 4) they have
developed fire arms from being fired remotely via a small integrated circuit that is also kept active by the battery. the bad thing is the safety
factor is that if the battery goes dead the device (not sure if it is a sliding pin or small plate of metal) falls into place and will not let the gun
be fired. It is also a feature that is activate when the guns safety is turned on.
Realistically, I have yet to see a whole gun with any or all of it (not even a picture or a drawing). That is all hush hush for now. I do not doubt
one bit about any of it. I have a very close friend who makes rockets for Israel. Some of the tech in these smart rockets work in the same fashion,
they have to be inside the launching tubes to active and will not explode by accident because they are not active to explode until they enter the tube
(some sort of chip reader in the launcher or launchers. and even if the enemy was to steal the whole launching unit and the rockets, it has a device
that only certain member of the military have, and then they have to be within a certain distance for the launching unit to fire the missiles. This
is all new tech and being produced as we speak. But that is Rockets and bombs.
But Forbes warned about these guns years ago. Why because they knew this law will be passed, but it was but not by congress but by Obama he signed by
executive order in early 2016 this very thing Forbes warned us about.
It should be noted, however, that the debate over smart guns could have major impact nationwide. The State of New Jersey has already
legislated that once smartgun technology is available, conventional firearms may not be sold to civilians in the State. One U.S. Senator has
considering introducing a bill in Washington that would apply an even stricter law throughout the nation – requiring not only that all weapons
imported, manufactured, or sold in the United States be “smart,” but that all conventional arms in civilian hands be retrofitted with “smart”
technology. While the likelihood that such a bill would become law anytime soon is next to zero, clearly smartguns will be on lawmakers minds.
Smartguns are supposed to make everyone safer. Technological shortcomings in the current first generation of products, however, make the story more
complex. While not all of the issues below necessarily apply to every smartgun model, together they form reason for concern:
1. Electronic devices require a power source, and smart guns are no exception. Without electricity they cannot be fired. Someone intent on using a
firearm for home defense could find herself in serious danger if she drew a weapon on an armed intruder only to find that its batteries are drained.
In general, it is not ideal to add a requirement for power to devices utilized in cases of emergency that did not need electricity previously. How
many fire codes allow fire extinguishers that require a battery to operate? Before smartguns can be deemed reliable, therefore, they must incorporate
countermeasures to address this issue. Simply warning users of low batteries may be insufficient, as many gun owners who do not carry their weapons
with them keep their guns locked up, do not check them regularly, and might not see such warnings until it is too late.
2. Computers malfunction, and authentication technology is not perfect. Lawfully armed citizens protecting themselves and/or their families could be
killed if their weapons malfunction during a home invasion or attempted rape. While some have argued that conventional semi-automatic handguns also
periodically jam, smartguns add a whole new dimension of failure possibilities. Furthermore, technical problems typically take far longer to correct
than firearm failures: trained users can often unjam a semi-automatic in a matter of seconds, but even experts cannot normally hard-reboot a
malfunctioning piece of electronics that fast. One shudders to consider the possible tragedy if a policeman had to reboot his handgun, or had problems
authenticating, during an altercation with an active shooter.