Politics Is the U.S. ready for smart guns?

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-is-the-u-s-ready-for-smart-guns/


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    Smart-gun technology is not new, yet these guns are not mass-produced or sold in the U.S., partly due to fears they are a backdoor to greater gun control
    • The following is a script from "Smart Guns" which aired on November 1, 2015, and was rebroadcast on June 19, 2016. Lesley Stahl is the correspondent. Shachar Bar-On, producer.

    The mass shooting at the nightclub in Orlando a week ago today represents the latest of what has become a reoccurring nightmare in America. Family and friends are mourning again. Flags are at half-staff again. And once again, there are calls for gun control, which happens every time there's an incident like this.

    One proposal to address the violence, especially when it comes to the daily shootings on our streets and in our homes is smart guns. As we first reported in November, these are firearms that only work when they're fired by their owner. With gee whiz technology seeping into every corner of our lives -- why not guns?

    In the 2012 movie "Skyfall," Q gives James Bond a smart gun that only he can activate.

    [Q: It's been coded to your palm print so only you can fire it.]

    Later, when the bad guy gets a hold of it --



    There's a better video available if you click through the link.
     
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    Fuck yes

    Strapping mine to a Pit Bull
     
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    It would be > 100 yrs until all the 'real' guns are inoperable.

    Besides, in the next few years you'll be able to 'print' your own gun using a 3D printer.
     
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    It's already happening.

    They built a 3D printed gun years ago.
     
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    Sort of, but not with the lethal power you'll be able to use in just a few short years.

    It's scary.
     
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    Here's the deal gun-control people...
    You're not putting the genie back in the bottle.
    And how exactly would this smart gun technology have stopped the gay club shooting?
     
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    I wouldn't say it's scary. You're likely to blow your hand off if you use a plastic firearm. Now if they figure a way how to do it with important metal components added, that's when it could get scary.
     
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    why does she sound like a midget?
     
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    :jj:
     
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    Yeah, that video is shitty. Like I said, click through for the good one on their site.
     
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    There are 3D printers that can work w almost any medium.
    Wood, plastic, or metal
     
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    My real response would be that its a good idea but there are already to many not smart guns with not smart owners
     
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    Id settle for smart gun owners
     
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    Right, or San Bernardino, both perps were US citizens with legally purchased firearms, right?
     
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    Far as I know
     
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    I didn't think about that :bigthink
     
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    True. There are actually 3d food printers now as well. OK - back to politics and guns and stuff like that.....
     
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    I'm for the confiscation of all guns and the outlawing of hunting and target shooting.

    I would, however, allow sharp sticks.
     
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    My gun is smart. It can handle things. It's not stupid like everybody says.
     
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    If you like coffee you should check this out. It's SO fucking good.


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