[Video] Eric Holder Reveals Obama Admin’s New Gun Control Plan – “Smart” Guns
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Well, if you can’t ban them, regulate the crap out of them. That seems to be the Obama admin’s new plan for gun control.
In a recent discussion with a House appropriations subcommittee, Holder said the DoJ was looking for $2 million in order to explore smart gun technology.
Holder states the following in the video,
“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,”
“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis.”
Of course, gun rights activists and firearms experts are against smart gun technology. Now, some people who aren’t as firearms savvy might say, “Why would you be against something that could make firearms safer?”
For me, the answer is reliability. Guns are already mechanical devices capable of failure at several different points. Introducing electronics into the mix is only going to negatively affect the reliability and longevity of firearms.
There is also the issue of control. Some opponents of smart gun technology worry that the wrong type of people may be able to disable smart guns through the use of other technology. As recent hacking attacks have shown us, no piece of technology is 100% secure.