Wednesday, February 03, 2016

AJPH Smart Gun Survey is Bull Crap

A new "survey" published by the American Journal of Public Health says 59% of American gun owners would buy smart guns.  I call bullshit.  Any REAL American gun owner, who owns guns for recreation and self-defense knows that today's smart gun technology is fatally flawed.  There are too many things that can go wrong at just the wrong moment.

Imagine, you're in your home, watching television, or on your computer, eating dinner, playing with your children, whatever, and some depraved maniacal killer decides to break into your home, to commit some heinous crime.  You reach for your smart gun, aim it at the intruder, who doesn't stop coming at you, pull the trigger, and nothing happens.  The battery in the "smart" gun is dead, so it won't activate.

The above example is only one of many possibilities.  Now, I don't know about you, but I for one do not intend to trust my life to a device that "claims" to be a smart gun.  If I've learned anything in my 60 years on this planet, it is the more stuff you put into a piece of equipment, the more likely it is to break at the wrong moment.  The best firearms tend to be those with the fewest parts.  Adding electronics, sensors and batteries is just gumming up the works.

If you want to read the AJPH article, click on this link.

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