9/14/2008

Yet more money being spent on "smart gun" technology

Another grant and yet more years being spent on development of so-called smart guns that only allow a particular person to use them.

The Department of Justice has awarded a $254,889 federal grant to the New Jersey Institute of Technology so the Newark university can continue developing its child-proof "smart gun" technology, members of New Jersey's congressional delegation announced today.

NJIT has spent the last nine years on a "dynamic grip recognition" technology that can identify gun owners based on how they squeeze the trigger. The technology uses sensors located in the gun to identify unconscious, reflexive actions unique to each person and then decides whether the gunman is authorized to fire the weapon. . . .

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget the peanuts being wasted on smart guns. Wall Street is melting down tomorrow:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/15/business/15lehman.html?hp

No more Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG, WaMu, ...

How far down will the Dow go tomorrow? 500 points or 1,000 points or shudder 2,000 points?

9/14/2008 8:14 PM  
Anonymous Frank said...

The money would be better spent on making a "smart gun" that would better shoot the intended target.

But that is not as appealing to restrict-citizens-from-everything liberals.

9/15/2008 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I pick up a firearm in defense of my life or family, I don't want to have to worry about whether it recognizes my "unconscious, reflexive actions." Will these "actions" even be the same if you are in high-stress situation? If you are in the horrible situation of having to shoot an attacker, and your gun doesn't go off because this system malfunctions, imagine what may be lost.

If this is anything like microstamping, states will be requiring these systems before a prototype is even functional.

9/15/2008 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Cormac said...

The high-stress situation was my first concern with this, but what happens if I have to pass a backup weapon to a friend during a shooting situation...will he be able to fire it?

9/15/2008 10:58 PM  

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