Tech Crunch on Smart Gun Tech

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by 5684697, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. 5684697 Suspended

    5684697

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    #1
    Interesting that they took up this issue. The problem is reliability vs people pushing legislation for things that don't work.

    Police and military (and civilians) need instant reliability and also need to be able to use their partner's weapon or even the bad guy's if necessary. Can't begin to tell you how often this happens during training when one officer is tied up and the other is engaged. The point is that you have politicians making decisions based on technology and tactics they are completely unfamiliar with. Something to keep in mind for all tech issues.

    http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/30/why-the-nra-hates-smart-guns/
     
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #2
    yes it is a real problem not having your gun on hand and having to borrow one. but who cares if children get shot we need to create a gun sharing boogyman now. Of course the NRA is a great source of logic and reality.
     
  3. 5684697 thread starter Suspended

    5684697

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    #3
    You obviously didn't read the article, which is typical of techies who can't be bothered with depth. It's why they keep making fools of themselves.

    Guns can easily be kept where children can't be injured by them, but if you had read the article, you'd see that as always, the problem is "who", not "what". You as such, are part of the problem.

    Ever think about the problems cause by a mix of smart and dumb guns? Is that within your capacity to define?
     
  4. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #4
    I have read about it for atleast a year. it is about fear. fear fear fear. always worried the big bad government is gonna hammer all the coffin nails on guns. so lets just let things keep going as is thats the solution to very thing.
    the NRA has been bad about even telling people to keep guns locked up safely with children in the house.
    this is like the fear oboma is going to take all the guns way.
     
  5. 5684697 thread starter Suspended

    5684697

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2007
    #5
    You didn't read the article but had time for a snarky, vacuous reply, adding nothing worthwhile to the issue. Exactly what the article is about.
     
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #6
    dude you think this is the first one? it is about fear gun nuts fear so much that they try to ban all gun laws so only the wacky ones can get through. if both sides worked together maybe things would be done right. but the fear of the right is far worse watching the stampede to buy guns buy all the ammo after mass shooting is pretty good sign there is no logic about it on the right. the NRA with at least 3 nutjobs running it has not helped at all. There is so much fear on both sides nothing ever happens but wacky things on both extremes. Yes I read the article and it is not exactly calling gun owners knowledgeable.
     
  7. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2003
    Location:
    Terlingua, Texas
    #7
    steve knight, the problem for us gun folks is that after every crime-via-gun, the nattering against guns themselves begins. Some sort of inefficacious scheme is touted under the guise of "doing something". For some anti-gun groups and legislators, it might be in the form of sequestration. For others, "smart guns". Or a high tax on ammo. Or registration. None of these ideas, if passed into law, would keep the narcotrafficantes and gang-bangers from acquiring firearms and misusing them in crimes.

    The anti-gun people thus inculcate fear into lawful owners of firearms. They start the fear, not the NRA. We're reacting to open and obvious threats.

    As for the NRA itself, it is first and foremost about sport shooting and hunting. And, safe, responsible use of firearms. That includes training of police. Our legislative group, the ILA, mostly lobbies against stupidity. The ILA was developed after the anti-gun efforts began in the 1960s. It wasn't needed during our first eighty years.

    You might find this of interest:

    http://www.ammoland.com/2016/01/the-demographics-of-the-nra/#axzz3y7Qp6JC3
     
  8. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #8
    well you have the other side where people think everyone should be armed without any training and they should be able to go and do what they want with guns. The NRA is Also a lobby group that will fight all gun laws no matter what. when you have the president of it saying slavery will come back the vise president saying arm everyone and ted nugent threatening the president and tons of other stupid it is not going to be very good. the era is education the NRA is a lobbyist that benefits from every mass shooting. gun sales skyrocket ad they tell everyone the good guy will save the day.
    if you want good gun laws the pass them don't try to stop every one and then do nothing at all.
    when I see republicans do something to protect people from gun violence instead of trying to arm even more people with less training and less background checks then you can say something. but as it stands the NRA fights every gun law and never does anything to help erect people from gun violence.
     
  9. samiwas Suspended

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    #9
    I can't take this seriously when any time that training and competency requirements are brought up, they are shot down. If they/you truly cared about safety and responsibility, they/you wouldn't allow anyone and everyone to carry firearms in public without any training or knowledge whatsoever.
     
  10. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009

Share This Page