RFID Tags To Track Firearms

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

Via WRSA, this.

By means of RFID, the receiver is well-suited to act as the “custodian” of a firearm’s history by recording within an RFIC tag’s IC any pertinent information of any components that are part of the assembly. Information can be stored within any RFID IC that also contains programmable memory in addition to its UID. The storage of information occurs within the RFID tag, whose IC also has a programmable memory in addition to its UID.

[ … ]

An initial investigation identified the area covered by the pistol grip (which is typically nonmetal material) as the optimal location for the RFID tag. This area offers sufficient structure to house a small RFID tag flush-mounted on the surface. As such, the pistol grip can be installed without issue or any need to change the firearm assembly procedure. The pistol grip also provides added protection for the RFID tag.

I’m sure this will all work out real well.  I’m sure that no one will drill out the chip.  In fact, I’m so sure of it that the first company who tries to market something like this will go out of business the day they announce it.  There will be no need to drill out chips because no one will buy their product.

Gun owners have a long memory and almost never forgive.  Come to think if it, there’s this nugget.

The author would like to thank Stephen Rogg of Shawsheen Firearms for his help in keeping us safe at the firing range.

So who is Stephen Rogg anyway?  I’m wondering how long Shawsheen Firearms will continue to exist.  Traitors aren’t just those who sell their soul to the state.  It’s all of the helpers and quislings too.


Comments

  1. On June 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm, Joshua Smith said:

    What a shit show.

    Since each RFID tag incorporates an integrated circuit (IC) with an unalterable unique identification number (UID), it provides tracking by association with the federally regulated serial number of the component. The unalterable functionality is a requirement of currently proposed new legislation (NJ Bill A1016, which also mentions the use of RFID).

    What a great example of how technologically ignorant lawmakers; they’re as useful as the bullshit they write down.

    As an professional engineer, how would you feel about promising data in an electronic circuit is “unalterable?”

  2. On June 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm, Jaque said:

    Gen 2 RFID tags may be read as far as 15 meters away. I could see an RFID radar being used to locate all persons with guns in a public setting or being used the way traffic transponders are used and to secretly take a picture of the person carrying the firearm. You can guess where it goes from there. There are ways manufacturers can hide the RFID device deeper into the weapon sight unseen with polymer pistols. Sure there are ways to circumvent the technology but how many will do so. You can bet the gun grabbers would demand such tracking technology become law and used as an arrest and confiscation tool.

    http://skyrfid.com/RFID_Tag_Read_Ranges.php

    http://www.rfid-radar.com/howworks.html

  3. On June 23, 2018 at 5:41 pm, sovereign said:

    This quote came at the beginning of the article. “The LR being the main mechanism of the rifle also requires a significant level of routine maintenance”

    A solid lower receiver is not a mechanism and would require the LEAST amount of maintenance, if any at all.

    If the author can’t get this straight at the beginning, I would be wary of the rest. This does not change the fact that we are all chattel under the new world order.

  4. On June 23, 2018 at 5:51 pm, ROFuher said:

    I recall the UK proudly announcing the security of their new RFID passports a decade or so past. IIRC, some Dutch college kids defeated them with off the shelf equipment in less time than the press conference took to record.

  5. On June 23, 2018 at 6:03 pm, JFP said:

    Well, you see judge, I usually store my gun in the microwave because no one uses it, except this one time. For about 2 minutes on high. Thankfully it had no ammo in it. I mean I have to keep the ammo stored in a seperate locker anyway. To be safe doncha know.

  6. On June 23, 2018 at 9:28 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    I am not an electrical engineer, but it can’t be that hard to build or buy an RFID scanner, a device for detecting the presence of radio-frequency ID tags embedded in inanimate objects. Apropos of nothing whatsoever, of course…

  7. On June 23, 2018 at 9:33 pm, Fred said:

    11 seconds in the microwave oven.

  8. On June 24, 2018 at 5:27 am, Joshua Smith said:

    @Georgiaboy61 to build an RFID scanner you would need to have working knowledge of waveform and antenna theory, computational ability with a processor implementing the x86 or ARM instruction set, fundamental knowledge on integrated circuits, etc.

    Assuming access to very basic electronic components of unknown quality or quantity, it would be quite difficult to manufacture at all, and impossible to do solo in any reasonable amount of time.

    Off-the-shelf parts means you can buy or build one easily, so long as Amazon is still delivering to your location, and so long as you are willing to receive their delivery.

    Your local RadioShack is dead.

  9. On June 24, 2018 at 12:15 pm, Georgiaboy61 said:

    @ Joshua

    Re:”to build an RFID scanner you would need to have working knowledge of waveform and antenna theory, computational ability with a processor implementing the x86 or ARM instruction set, fundamental knowledge on integrated circuits, etc.”

    “Assuming access to very basic electronic components of unknown quality or quantity, it would be quite difficult to manufacture at all, and impossible to do solo in any reasonable amount of time.”

    “A man’s got to know his limitations” – Detective “Dirty Harry” Callahan (Clint Eastwood)

    I know mine; I am in no way qualified to build such a device. I was trying to make the point that someone who had the requisite background and skills might be able to do so.

  10. On June 24, 2018 at 3:13 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    Anyone can ‘read’ data on an RFID chip; but, it may be all just ‘ones and zeros’ gibberish without having access to the (often) proprietary algorithms and encodings needed to decipher that data. That’s not what’s important.

    What IS important is finding the RFID chip wrongfully embedded in your property. As an FCC-radio licensee, I can tell you that it IS possible, and how to do so.

    Turn on a battery-powered, hand-held, AM radio. Tune to an unused (quiet) frequency. Move the radio slowly over the object. The non-linear junctions (semiconductors) in the RFID chip will be excited by the minute RF (radio frequency) energy coming from the radio. You will hear the audio in the radio speaker change. Very similar to those hand-held “weapons’ wands” at security checkpoints.

    What you do after that is your business, and I don’t want to know …

  11. On June 24, 2018 at 3:27 pm, ExpatNJ said:

    June 23, 2018 at 5:36 pm Jaque said:
    “RFID radar being used to locate all persons with guns in a public setting”.

    RFID is not necessary to do that. “Millimeter Wave Technology” (in addition to traditional Gamma/X-ray equipment) has already been developed that can see through clothes and into metal-bodied vehicles to detect hidden compartments and objects (including non-metallic weapons). MW Tech can be done while both observer and target are moving relative to each other, and at a distance.

  12. On June 24, 2018 at 5:55 pm, Gryphon said:

    Like Serial Numbers on Bullets, this is another Ridiculous Attempt to ‘cover’ Gun Registration with a “High-Tech” solution… And RFID has such Inherent Limitations that it would be Useless in this ‘application’.

    Limited Range, Too Easy to Detect and Destroy.

    BTW, Who would be Stupid Enough to Buy something like this?

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