Senator Looking To Restart “Smart Gun” Efforts In New Jersey

BY Herschel Smith
4 months ago

NJ1015.com:

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg heads to Washington for the day Thursday, waiting to kick-start a 15-year quest to require personalized “smart guns” on the shelves of New Jersey gun retailers.

Such guns would have technology keeping them from being fired by anyone other than the registered owner or, as envisioned in the case of police officers, the officers and their partners. Current New Jersey law requires them to be exclusively sold in New Jersey once they’re viable – which may be unintentionally undercutting their path to the marketplace.

Weinberg was invited by the head of CeaseFire Washington state to attend Thursday’s event in the nation’s capital, featuring a former United States drug czar and the results of a survey on the safety concerns of 400 law enforcement professionals.

“They’re wanting to move toward the child-proof handgun technology, so we’ll hear the results of that survey. We have a panel. Some people who are involved in the research and development will also be there,” Weinberg said.

Yea, I’m sure that’s what they’re wanting – to move to smart guns for the sake of the children.  Just not for them, but for everyone else.

I hope they are successful fielding a “smart gun” for the cops to try out first.  And once all of that money has been spent, I think the cops in New Jersey should keep them.  Forever.

In light of this, I renew my challenge for any designer to use the NRC fault tree handbook and demonstrate that a “smart gun” is as reliable as any other.  If he can do that, I’ll pour ketchup on my hard hat and eat it.

Tag: Smart Guns


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  1. On August 8, 2017 at 8:02 am, Jack said:

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/27/technology/hack-smart-gun/index.html

    “The hacker [Plore] placed strong magnets next to the body of the gun. That simple solution allowed the gun to be fired.”

    “Armatix does not dispute Plore’s findings, but says the hack was beyond the scope of the gun’s design. “[The iP1] had been focused on suppressing the ability to shoot, when a third person (e.g. a child or a normal user) accesses the weapon in the heat of the moment and tries to use it,” wrote Helmut Brandtner, Amratix’s managing director, in an email to CNN Tech. “There was never the demand to avoid the usage by a well prepared attacker or a skilled hacker.””

    Need we say more?

  2. On August 8, 2017 at 8:02 am, Fred said:

    SMART = Tracking You. Don’t believe it, search it.

    New term I saw last week; “Connected Gun”

    You can take your SMART gun and shove it up your dumb ass.

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