Re: smart pistols

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 16:44:26 MDT

Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> At 08:45 AM 5/1/00 -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > >
> > > Great; now if we can just engineer smart pistoleros!
> >
> >Ruger has had a trigger bar construction on its pistol actions since the
> >early 70's. Electronic ignition is merely an easy way to get yourself
> >killed due to a dead or low battery.
> Not to mention that it can't be all that hard to run a wire from the
> trigger to the ignitor...and then it's about as dumb as they come. Also,
> using a cheap contact or proximity sensor, I can see how such an
> electrically fired gun could be made to fire full automatic - or select
> fire - at the cost of a little hacking and a few parts.
> Maybe I am starting to like this "smart gun" idea...

You'll like it right up until some smart alec gun hater gets a little
EMP/ECM device that fries the circuits on people's self defense guns
(not to mention when this becomes a common criminal and cop accessory)
At that point all law abiding people will be at the total mercy of both
cops and crooks (same same). This technology WILL be developed, because
it is just too damn useful for law enforcement to be able to disable the
guns of people their are trying to arrest or simply kill, especially in
SWAT situtions, Waco type situations, etc. Don't throw away your
mechanical guns. If they get banned, just bury them somewhere safe...You
WILL see this material again.

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