Cartel Gun Smuggler/Attorney General Wants Mandatory Gun Tracking Bracelets

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This is a great plan. Surely when a burglar steals a gun, there’s no chance that he’ll also make off with the bracelet. And if a homeowner needs to protect himself, he had better know where his gun bracelet is.

If only someone had a gun bracelet for all those Fast and Furious guns that Holder moved down past the Rio Grande to the drug cartels.

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.

“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,” he said.

Memo to Holder. Repeating “Common sense” after every stupid and illegal law you want to pass stopped working last year. Get a new talking point.

Any chance those technology people are the same ones selling the gun safety technology.

“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,” Holder said.

Like assault rifles being smuggled to Mexico? I bet Holder sees that on a daily basis even as he signs off on it.

But this gimmick is supposed to address the problem of stolen guns being passed along. Also it would make private sales impossible, which is the real endgame here. Guns would be locked to a single owner. Transfer would require some sort of government intervention. Or someone who can bypass the lock, which is what would happen in the real world.

Gun safes that respond to RFID and/or fingerprint scanners already exist and they’re a sensible solution. There have also been proposals for GPS tracking of all firearms. Predictably that proposal came out of Chicago.

But Holder likely means something like the Armatix iP1, the supposed ‘smart gun’.

Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight.

A dream of gun-control advocates for decades, the Armatix iP1 is the country’s first smart gun.

Lawmakers around the country have been intrigued by the possibilities. New Jersey passed a hotly contested law in 2002 requiring that only smart guns be sold in the state within three years of a smart gun being sold anywhere in the country. A similar measure made it through the California Senate last year, and at the federal level, Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.) also has introduced a mandate.

The Armatix however costs $1,399. It also hasn’t seen that much testing.

There’s a Fast and Furious link to the whole mess because the operation did attempt to use GPS tracking devices, occasionally, with mixed results.

The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for “gun safety.”

Included in the proposal is $2 million for “Gun Safety Technology” grants, which would award prizes for technologies that are “proven to be reliable and effective.”

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”

Or Holder could self-finance by selling more guns to drug dealers.

  • Gee

    Okay – I guess I have to ask what about the more than 200 million non-smart firearms?
    Bet nobody is going to buy that piece of junk

    • benjabo1machal

      Were you in Haivah Sheva?
      Since you’re using out regimental patch?

      • Gee

        Yes 1972-3

  • Drifter12

    Holder clearly should be facing charges and jail time

    • Doobee

      Prison time. Federal prison time.

  • retired22

    Like Al Capone sponsoring a campaign to end murder!

    • Gee

      No more like heading the Bureau of Prohibition

  • Ellsworth Toohey

    When you need a gun, you really need a gun and it must be RELIABLE ! “Smart” electronic will FAIL, just a flat battery is enough ! Anyway, it can be defeated. These politicians are simpleton with no technical knowledge.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They know crony capitalism.

      • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

        Yes they definatly do know mercantilism.

    • Toni_Pereira

      Don’t worry.Biden was on the meeting…

      • Doobee

        I wonder if shotgun owners will also need to get a gun bracelet?

  • bigfred41

    Like the super-safe high-tech accelerator systems on Toyotas?

  • JackSpratt

    Holder is among the top 5 most corrupt and despicable people in this nation: 1) Obongo 2) Holder 3) H. Klinton 4) Reid 5) Piglosi.

  • UCSPanther

    A Dremel or Foredom with a rubber abrasive polishing point will defeat microstamping, and a screwdriver will defeat a smart gun.

    • Doobee

      In that case, a smart gun is not so smart.

  • Doobee

    The REgressives plan to make gun ownership cost prohibitive is going according to plan: Zero’s plan to subvert or erase constitutional rights at every opportunity.

  • CowboyUp

    An EMP would render an electronic firearm useless. And no doubt, the batteries would be ‘special’ and there would be a ‘V-Chip’ in any communicating firearm so the NSA or other government entities could render them all useless with the flip of a switch, and/or when a signal comes within range of the firearm.
    Their ‘smart’ guns have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with government control.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    I’ve got all the guns I need. Not one of them is “smart”. I am smart, and know under what circumstances I can shoot, and able to hit what I shoot at, at range. When the government tells me that I must turn in my “dumb” guns, then I will be part of a nationwide insurrection.

    Believe me when I say that no one wants a civil war, in America. But we “dumb gun” owners far outnumber everyone else ,,,