Deutch Smart Gun Rant Confirms Intent is Control Not Safety
“Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) said the development of smart guns should be part of the gun-control conversation, arguing that a gun owner should not be able to fire a gun without some sort of verification like a thumbprint that’s needed to unlock a smartphone,” PJ Media reports. “Deutch also said that there are efforts underway to require gun manufacturers to incorporate smart technology in firearms but that the NRA is standing in the way.”
As they should.
No one warning against development of such firearms is against the technology per se. In a free society, people ought to be able to market and purchase what they want, even if the whole concept is meant to interfere with the function of the gun. Perhaps prospective customers have never pointed a remote control at a garage door or television set and had nothing happen.
But it’s not about safety or reliability anyway, and Deutch knows that, even if the useful idiots he’s swindling out of their rights do not. The people pushing for such mandates are only interested in forcing diktats on those they would disenfranchise, and on restricting their choices.
Deutch knows there are hundreds of millions of guns already in circulation in this country. He knows that what can be put on can be taken off. He knows that criminals will never obey any “gun control” laws, and that guns are even easier to smuggle in than all those illegal aliens he’s busy paving a “pathway to citizenship” for.
All this is known to those imposing anticipated restrictions like the one enacted in New Jersey, requiring that all handguns in the state incorporate the technology once it becomes available for sale.
There’s another technology danger not too many are talking about (except for a handful of us who have been raising a flag for years). “With a laptop and customised software called CarShark, the researchers disabled the brakes of a regular family car and switched its engine off – while it was moving,” a News.com.au report revealed in 2010. And yes, of course that was being looked into as a requirement, using ending car chases and the ubiquitous “safety” as “justification” for the state exercising total and final control.
Yardarm Technologies has demonstrated a product designed to allow gun owners to remotely track and disable their firearm. Who thinks for a minute that Deutch and his fellow travelers wouldn’t also mandate a shutoff “key” for police?
In a strange way we ought to be grateful to him, for not having the self-control to keep his goal hidden and for revealing yet again that the motives behind such subversion have nothing to do with safety and everything to do with control.
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