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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    The real question is; How deluded is she to think the idea is good?
    If she is selling a gun that has a tech lock to prevent accidental mis-fires... and can sell to people that want it... what business or fault is it of hers that government may adopt this technology and make it manditory?


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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    What if one fails to protect its rightful owner at the time of need? How many times have cars not worked, and needed to be fixed, because a gov't mandated feature has failed? I do not want a gun that has a dead battery or a cracked/blocked "me" sensor and thus become "armed" with a hammer.
    The government is not at fault for mandating windshields and the windshield pops off durring driving.


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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    If she is selling a gun that has a tech lock to prevent accidental mis-fires... and can sell to people that want it... what business or fault is it of hers that government may adopt this technology and make it manditory?
    If you do not know what is wrong with the idea to begin with, I surely can't help you.
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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    If people want them, they will buy them. If there is a market demand fine. If not, it will be another failed idea.

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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    The real question is; How deluded is she to think the idea is good?
    The idea is good for those that have (complete?) faith in technology (and extra money to spend on it). The problem is that it must have a "default" mode if the battery dies or the sensor is damaged/blocked. One way (will fire) it is the same as any other gun and the other way (will not fire) it is useless.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    You are completely missing the point... This is not a government inspired or mandated technology... This was manufactured by someone in the private market, for use on the private market. If a government agency were to purchase these guns, they would be supporting private enterprise and doing so in a way that would control the use of state weapons.
    Ok i see now. But lets say you are being mugged at gunpoint are able to get the gun away form the mugger.

    I would want the ability to able to use the gun against the thug wouldnt you?

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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    If people want them, they will buy them. If there is a market demand fine. If not, it will be another failed idea.
    I agree with this. Let the consumer decide....not the NRA.

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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    If you do not know what is wrong with the idea to begin with, I surely can't help you.
    So you can't, in simple American English, explain why you believe her selling a tech lock gun-- which has no bearing on what government does--is a bad idea?

    surely you cant mean her having the right to sell a tech lock firearm is a bad idea...surely you dont mean that.


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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Ok i see now. But lets say you are being mugged at gunpoint are able to get the gun away form the mugger.

    I would want the ability to able to use the gun against the thug wouldnt you?
    where is your gun? why are you relying on the crock's gun for your protection?


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    Re: Gun enthusiasts threaten woman for marketing 'safer gun'

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    'Gun enthusiasts' threaten woman for selling a safer gun

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/us...obby.html?_r=0

    Posted a couple of links. How sad is it that the NRA opposes technology that would limit the usage of handguns?

    In the words of the NRA, this might lead to "opening the door to a ban on all guns that do not possess the government-required technology."

    Except that no one at this point is even suggesting this technology be government mandated. Given the millions of legal guns currently in circulation, I am not even certain that such a requirement could even be technically or logistically feasible, let alone desirable.

    But... leaving that aside for a moment, how deluded are people if they think that this is the beginning of some kind of gun-armageddon? No one is suggesting you give up normal guns, no one is suggesting that we get rid of them. This is just one way of protecting people from gun-related accidents and tragedies. In the words of the Daily Kos article,
    One problem is that it can give folks unfamiliar with firearms a false sense of security. Rather than rely on basic firearms safety, they will place their trust in something else to keep them safe from themselves. It substitutes basic common sense with unreliable technology.
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