Firearms and Ammuni Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I read the following article:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-g ... story.html

Yes, I know, it's the Washington Post, but I think that it makes sense to keep half an eye on what they're up to.

The short version is that it's some background on Mauch and his work on a smart gun system, and why he did it, with a very brief nod to reasons some people aren't wild about the idea.

My observation is that whenever I'm at bowling pin shoots and I'm using my GP100, I'm a bit slower than I am with anything semi-automatic. However, if there's a malfunction on the line it generally happens to the other guy and I win. When the chips are down, reliability matters. I have serious reservations about requiring one more doodad for a gun to go off, and for that doodad to work reliably.

Yes, children do shoot themselves and each other inadvertently. This is tragic - just as tragic as kids who drown in backyard pools, electrocute themselves with forks and toasters, or end up on the losing side of a vehicle collision. The actual risk factor statistically with firearms is so vanishingly low compared to regular domestic and traffic risks that it bears asking what babies will be thrown out with the bathwater, and the article barely addresses that.

It's the usual story, I suppose. Just another perspective.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I am not a lawyer, New Jersey or anywhere else.

That said, my understanding is that New Jersey law stipulates that as soon as a smartgun is sold anywhere in the USA, a clock starts, and three years later nothing but smartguns may be sold in New Jersey.

What the details are around pre-existing firearms, private sales and transfers across state lines, I have no idea.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
145 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Cold is bad for batteries. And it can result in condensation.

Carry it between the North Dakota Winter, what passes for Spring on the Olympic Peninsula, and the Arizona Summer.

How long does that smart battery stay smart?

If you check any computer, tablet or whatever you can find specifications on the temperatures in which it will work, and most of them just drop all warranty the moment condensation becomes an issue.

This idea is a turkey in so many fascinating ways.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top