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Posted: 8/9/2001 9:22:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2001 9:20:42 PM EST by schv]
I recently watched a show on the history channel that included a piece on so-called "smart guns", these were weapons that would not fire unless in the hands of an authorized user. Colt had one that had to be in close proximity to a wrist watch that you wear that allows the gun to be fired. I have read about other companies experimenting with fingerprint i.d. systems. A spokesman for HK said on the show that he expected these weapons to be the weapon of the future. My question is would you buy one of these? Remember take into account what would happen if the "safety device" failed. Or if you were in a situation as a police officer that you had to pick up and use your dead partners pistol.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:27:39 PM EST
Not while conventional weapons are still available.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:28:58 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:29:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:30:31 PM EST
In a word NO. Electronics fail. Ever hear about ctrl+alt+del? Besides If you believe in the theory of arms for defense of tyranny than what happons when the gov comes up with a way to triggar the guns so they will be ineffective when the come to take them?
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:30:45 PM EST
No, I wouldn't. Just one more thing that can fail, I would keep it simple. [heavy]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:32:42 PM EST
Never - plays right into the anti's agenda. That is unless their willing to plant 'smart' chips in the teachers who peddle agenda ridden crap to my child, politicians who lie under oath and betray the trust of their constituants, news anchors who refuse to relay anything but thier own liberal ideals, multiple birth 'single' moms, and every last Chuck Schumer, Diane FineSWINE, Bill and Hillary Klinton on the face of the earth. Then maybe.....if they were giving them away [pissed]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:34:14 PM EST
Hmmm 6 no's in 5 minutes, I really hope the gun manufacturers our listening.....
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:35:11 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:49:01 PM EST
The only smartgun I would buy is one like in the movie Runaway.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:51:21 PM EST
"Smart Guns" hummmmmmmmmm? It's funny, there was just some thing about that on TV...........................I shot the damn TV[:(!]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:52:50 PM EST
NOT, ABSOLUTELY! I never associate with smart women either.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:54:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/9/2001 9:53:07 PM EST by schv]
Hangfire, smart woman? Never heard of one of those!!!! [:D]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:55:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 9:58:39 PM EST
No I like my guns dumb, like me.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 10:08:15 PM EST
hmmmmmmmm, would kinda make it hard to swap firearms at the range. Or more importantly, in a "situation". The only smart gun I'd own is one where I could say "gun, shoot that bad guy, then clean the toilet. Don't forget the blue stuff this time". No. Not even then (but I'd think about it).
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 10:19:19 PM EST
Ever seen judge dread. I liked that smart gun. It did what the anti's wanted and it also allowed you to say things like "grenade" and then you could shoot a grenade. It was a full auto, armor piercing, rocket launching super gun. Sounds like fun to me. If it was as reliable as a glock and didn't cost any more to buy I might buy one. My goal in life is to have at least one of everything.
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 10:24:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By Guncrazy223: My goal in life is to have at least one of everything.
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I thought I was the only one....[>(]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 11:13:44 PM EST
Ok, I have since changed my mind. I want one of those Annihilator 2000's from Beverly Hills Cop III. Fully equipped. Plays rap music and Jerry Lewis, has microwave oven, cellular phone, etc... [url]http://www.lemson.com/lemson/pictures/mec2000dallas/party4.JPG.html[/url] [img]http://www.lemson.com/lemson/pictures/mec2000dallas/party4.JPG[/img]
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 11:19:54 PM EST
And I forgot to mention faX machine. Anyone catch the AR15 nestled in back there?
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 11:24:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/9/2001 11:40:12 PM EST
I got enough things to worry about without batteries goin' dead. No. They can have my dumb gun when they pry it....etc. etc.etc.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 12:21:01 AM EST
I am reminded of the comments of an old Texas ranger, who when berated by a young training officer for having a leather strap around the grip safety of his old 1911 45acp said, "Son if it wasn't dangerous I wouldn't own the damn thing!" I'm w/ him, I want my firearm to be deadly.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 12:22:32 AM EST
No, absofuckinglutly NOT!
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 1:55:35 AM EST
The only smartgun I want is either the one from Judge Dread or Aliens.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 2:50:45 AM EST
Not a chance. Especially if it's bundled with Windows and Explorer 5.0. KISS applies here.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 2:56:22 AM EST
I'm with Scarecrow. The only friggen smart gun I want is a 1919 mounted on a steady-cam vest. Thats what they used in Aliens, with some goodies slapped on for the high-tech look. I doubt anyone would mess with me if I open carried that, the next time I was in a free state. Kharn
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 3:12:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 5:55:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2001 5:52:15 AM EST by gardenWeasel]
I'm having trouble thinking of another industry that that would take the time to develop, manufacture, and market products designed to appeal to everyone except for the people who actually use them.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 6:00:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2001 6:15:52 AM EST by Scarecrow]
Originally Posted By Kharn: I'm with Scarecrow. The only friggen smart gun I want is a 1919 mounted on a steady-cam vest. Thats what they used in Aliens, with some goodies slapped on for the high-tech look. I doubt anyone would mess with me if I open carried that, the next time I was in a free state. Kharn
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Look closely [img]http://www.relics.org.uk/p056.jpg[/img] Its actually a MG42 on steroids! imagine 1400rds/min and it automatically aims at the target for you! [img]http://members.tripod.com/~ravingpsycho/smart03.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 7:23:48 AM EST
Here in Calif. you will have to buy a "smart gun" beginning in 01/2002 because of SB15. The govt-types spins it as child safety, but to me, when someone transfers one of these guns without authorization from the State, it will not fire. It is just one more step in govt control of our guns. But I bet there will be some ingenious entrepreneurial-types that can make some slight modifications to enhance its functionality. When something is idiot proof, only an idiots would use it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 7:28:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/10/2001 7:26:03 AM EST by Voodoo17]
I always thought that the person using the gun made it a "smart" gun. I have never called my guns dumb. Oh yeah, a Ruger 512 I once owned. That damn tongue that had to just right after a thorough cleaning. That was a dumb gun.
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 7:28:32 AM EST
No way, Jose. Never!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 7:37:15 AM EST
Nope. Got enough dumb guns that go bang every time I pull the trigger. Don't need any that might not do the same. CB
Link Posted: 8/10/2001 7:44:20 AM EST
No, my guns hit whatever I want them to, that's smart enough for me!
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