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“Smart guns” and dumb journalists

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Bob Owens: NY Times editorialist Joe Nocera deceives readers about ‘smart gun’ technology

There have been, for decades, attempts to create devices to keep unauthorized users from firing firearms. The overwhelming majority of these devices have been developed with the law enforcement market in mind, because of the relatively high percentage of police officers murdered with their own firearms. There have been attempts to use magnets, electronics, radio signals, micro-processors, biometrics and other devices to restrict the access of firearms to authorized users only.

They’ve been tested by manufacturers. They’ve been examined by the military, as well as deep-pocketed law enforcement agencies on the local, state, and federal level, and yet, not a single military or law enforcement agency in the United States OR THE REST OF THE WORLD uses smart gun technology to equip their rank and file.

Not any department, agency, or division.

Anywhere.

Ever.

Read the whole thing; it is a truly epic takedown.

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Written by BornLib

March 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm

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