Re: smart pistols

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon May 01 2000 - 18:04:35 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> On Mon, 01 May 2000, Chuck Kuecker wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> Now that you mention it, I've already seen this done on similar devices.
> Creative individuals have hacked electronic firing systems so that you can
> control both the trigger mode (semi, burst, auto) and the cyclic rate for
> automatic modes (burst, auto). These hacks were done on electronically
> controlled semi-only systems.
> I guarantee that these mods would be on the street within days of the
> introduction of these types of control systems. The cruel irony of
> unintended consequences...heh.

Sure and how will the ATF be able to tell if your chip is a semi chip or
a full auto chip if used by a person with the right authentication...?
The ATF is not known for its technical expertise. Interesting eh? Semi
for anyone (or for those legally authorized), auto for a person with the
right key code.....right up until your ATF agent decides to fry your gun
with a taser....

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