Is It Possible to Build a Smarter Gun? technology made it possible

by alsaCEMusic



America is a gun culture. It always has been. With an estimated 260 to 300 million guns in the national gun stock today, firearms aren’t going anywhere. And it would appear the political will to craft robust nationwide gun control legislation remains dead in the water.

But with an epidemic of mass shootings, and gun accidents devastating communities nationwide, a small movement seeks to change the very technology at the heart of firearms. Yet the players behind this movement to create user-authenticated firearms, or so-called smart guns that only fire in the hands of approved users, are blocked at every turn.

Originally published on @Motherboard in 2017.

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28 comments

E Smith 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

If America doesn't get ahead of smart gun technology, another country will.

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Mark Branham 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

The ID system on the gun has to work instantly to be practical. Then there has to be a manual override in case the electronic system fails.

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The Riff Writer 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

For some reason I don't get the impression Timlin is big into philosophy but he used both a "no true Scotsman" and a "slippery slope" fallacy. So in formal circles (or a court of law, for that matter) he officially lost his argument.
Some of us want to know as many true things and as little false as possible. While others simply rely on whatever happens to make them feel an emotion in any given moment. Or fall back on whatever adults taught them when they were in a formative age.

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Jumber Merkviladze 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

i love that shop owner, valid points. I think people should have the option to buy a smart gun. Its the same deal as those fast lockboxes that actuate with a fingerprint…. BUT i dont want it to end up being a fu*king requirement for all responsible gun owners to only have smart guns.

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Eric Bolduc 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

physical Magnetic switch switch. With an implant lol. Sure you could hold a magnet to it but it would make holding it awkward AS HELL lol didn't finish the video first lol

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Rusty Shacklferd 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I was tought gun safety in grade school, why is it not being tought in school any more? We were tought trigger safet, barrel control, and even what to do if you find a random gun at a park.

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Rusty Shacklferd 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Would a smart car have stopped that guy from plowing through that christmas parade?

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Rusty Shacklferd 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

The finger print scanner on my laptop fails half the time, i think ill pass on the dumb gun.

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bingobango 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Love the trigger discipline and also when he points the Thompson MG at the camera and you hear click….. oops. I didn't think it was gonna fo that…. what would have happened if there was a bullet in the chamber. Bye bye camera man…. this is the problem, uneducated people "playing" with guns…. GUNS ARE NOT TOYS…and not to be played with. Guns arent the problem idiots are.

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

24:00 those 2 smart gun guys have 8x the IQ of the shop owner 😂.

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Look what vaping did to young smokers. You really wanna make guns hip and cool now too!? wtf 😬🤔🤦🏻‍♂️

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

9:40 “Okay okay boomer, but where’s the iGun?”

Edit: oh damn, I commented that before the guy with the literal iGun showed up.

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

What’s this!? A Vice video without a soy boy host!?!!!?? What timeline is this?

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I wonder what group of people could be keeping guns dumb and silencing new ideas?! 🤔🤔🤔

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Grichka Bogdanoff 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Psycho-Pass already did it.

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TheoPhil Mawe 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Amazing American Gun culture

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Willie C. Woody 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Ol here boy just can't accept change, but it needs to change.., it really does. It's getting worse, and we all see it.

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Yolo Swaggins 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

None of these systems are gonna work out irl.

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Stephen H. 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I bet the black budget in our government has high tech guns by now or at least in testing

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Milo B 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I am against guns but smart guns are clearly idiotic! Guns are bad because they are beautifully simple and only achieve one thing. More death and more fear!

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shankizm 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

"Heckler and coke" pain.

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Rich Rollin 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

He wants a smart gun but puts his finger on the trigger of every single gun he handles lol. That's how negligent discharges happen!

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rodrigo santos 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

It's sad when a nation is trapped by outdated ideals and doesn't evolve, I'm from one of the safest countries in the world because there aren't many weapons, the more there are, the easier is gratuitous violence… With the evolution of legal entities such as politics, it is increasingly unnecessary to obtain weapons in a personal context

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Tripsanszki1 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

Try to use iris recognition, camera in the gun, if you shoot, your eye is always in the right place.

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clinton kenawell 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I’m sorry you decided on the narration. I had a lot more respect. My apologies for being ignorant. Good luck on you.

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Jay Taylor 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

2:07 ‐ That's the problem right there! She never taught her son about Firearm Safety. If she had, her son might still be alive. It's her fault 100% for being a lazy parent! She should face charges! Parents- Teach your kids about gun safety just like you teach them to swim to reduce the possibility of drowning. Same applies to Firearms safety.

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falal see 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

We don't need smarter guns.
We need smarter people.

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Jackal YT 24/12/2021 - 5:32 Chiều

I love vice dude but did yall catch that negligent discharge when the correspondent had the tommy in the ATF lab. Lucky it wasn't loaded

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