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Fri May 16, 2014, 02:12 PM

 

the-zuckerberg-of-guns-could-save-lives-and-make-millions

For decades, smart guns have been stuck in a technological backwater. Technology that made guns safer by preventing unauthorized use and tying them to a specific users — like James Bond used in Skyfall — has been deemed too expensive, faulty, and unreliable to be used in the real world. No one took it very seriously. But that changed earlier this year.
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I chatted up reps at various gun big manufacturers — Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock — trying to figure out their smart gun strategy. Did they plan on rolling them out? What kind of tech did they plan on using? How many years would it take to bring them to market?

I was met with blank and puzzled stares. Many of them didn’t understand what I meant by “smart gun.”

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It was late in the day and I still hadn’t found what I was looking for. Then suddenly a glimmer of hope.


http://pando.com/2014/05/07/the-zuckerberg-of-guns-could-save-lives-and-make-millions-for-the-industry-but-hell-have-to-fight-the-nra-first/

Very long article, looks like the author had his mind made up before he ever talked to anyone. A lot of creative language to describe "the other".

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Reply the-zuckerberg-of-guns-could-save-lives-and-make-millions (Original post)
blueridge3210 May 2014 OP
SQUEE May 2014 #1
blueridge3210 May 2014 #2
SQUEE May 2014 #4
clffrdjk May 2014 #3
friendly_iconoclast May 2014 #5
clffrdjk May 2014 #6
ManiacJoe May 2014 #7
blueridge3210 May 2014 #8
ManiacJoe May 2014 #9
gejohnston May 2014 #10
blueridge3210 May 2014 #11

Response to blueridge3210 (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:35 PM

1. I call bullshit on this writer..

I chatted up reps at various gun big manufacturers — Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock — trying to figure out their smart gun strategy. Did they plan on rolling them out? What kind of tech did they plan on using? How many years would it take to bring them to market?

I was met with blank and puzzled stares. Many of them didn’t understand what I meant by “smart gun.”


While that may fly with the uninformed, but all us little dicked proto murderers are well aware that SIG, H&K, SMITH & WESSON, Colt, FN Herstal, IWI/IMI, GLOCK, and Beretta have for years looked at, and even attempted to produce a "smart gun".. In fact S&W has had a magnetic ring lock for decades, yes DECADES... this writer is lying his agenda driven ass off...

And before people start screaming NRA puts pressure on gun makers, HK hates its civilian customers.. true story, civilians are a tiny market share, and it has always focused on its military and LEO sales, making the idea of fielding a reliable "smart gun" incredibly lucrative to them.

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Response to SQUEE (Reply #1)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:40 PM

2. Don't hold back, tell me how you really feel! lol

 

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Response to blueridge3210 (Reply #2)

Fri May 16, 2014, 03:17 PM

4. I agree with his headline

The right manufacturer, producing a strong and reliable weapons platform could get a safe firearm on the market, some companies are above the NRA.
Let just take HK, Heckler and Koch has so much respect and influence in the industry, if they produced a smart gun, had GSG-9 and the SAS try it and DEVGRU and the D boys get a single picture of it in SOF or hell, on the next Call of Duty cover..
that hit will fly off the shelves faster than shit through a draft dodging, pedarestic has been rock star.

2 things,
first.. RELIABLE, HK lawyers as well as PR know one single failure to fire due to new technology will be the fucking end of the whole exercise.
Second, it has to be a in a good caliber and a compact package, besides bedside guns, Concealed carry is your other target market. 9mm para, .40, and .45 are going to have to be available, first they are the most common, but if the manufacturer seems to be avoiding the bigger calibers, it can be interpreted as a lack of faith in the frame... i am myself quite suspicious as to why the new "smart gun" is being offered only in .22, my experience tells me the platform can't take the stress of anything stronger.

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Response to blueridge3210 (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 02:57 PM

3. "I wasn’t there to preach or educate. I was there to report."

 

What a joke. No where in that screed did he resemble a reporter.

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Response to clffrdjk (Reply #3)

Fri May 16, 2014, 03:23 PM

5. He got pretty well eviscerated in the comments section

 

It's worth expanding them to see...

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #5)

Fri May 16, 2014, 03:35 PM

6. I didn't make it that far

 

I will have to go back and look. Thanks for the tip.

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Response to blueridge3210 (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 05:12 PM

7. Very poorly written article.

I am not going to get back that time spent reading it, am I?

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #7)

Fri May 16, 2014, 05:44 PM

8. Well

 

You can always make it up by reading Sec Mo's comments on the stories he posts. Lol.

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Response to blueridge3210 (Reply #8)

Fri May 16, 2014, 05:48 PM

9. Yah, there is that.


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Response to blueridge3210 (Original post)

Fri May 16, 2014, 09:20 PM

10. why Zuckerberg?

he didn't invent anything, certainly didn't design any device. He stole the idea from Facebook from the two ladies that now have Hukkster.
So, not only was this an excellent example of unethical journalism, the writer doesn't know the difference between hardware and software.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #10)

Fri May 16, 2014, 09:23 PM

11. Well, at least he is consistant. (nt)

 

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