If you like your pistol, you can keep it.
From the same bozo and administration that brought you the highly successful health care insurance scam, I mean plan, now we’re talking about spending tax dollars, your tax dollars, on ‘smart’ guns, uh, for government agencies only though.
The general idea being that if we give cops and DHS and the Army smart guns ‘accidental’ discharges from the ‘unauthorized use’ of weapons will be reduced.
“These common-sense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one?”
We’re not doing things for the children any more, now we do things to prevent just one tragedy.
What a pity President bozo and his Secretary of State, madam un-indicted felon didn’t take action to prevent 4 tragedies on September 11, 2012 in Libya huh?
But I digress.
So we’ll dump money, your money, my money, into studies, and subsidize spending on weapons systems and methodologies that allow a firearm to identify the owner before it can be fired. All sounds like a great idea, who doesn’t want little kids not to get shot, or pets, or whoever gets shot that didn’t sorta deserve to be shot. How could anyone be against that, right?
Note the usual caveats here – it’s only for government agencies or military weapon purchases and it’s just studies and developing the technology, etc. So, no fear, they’re not coming for your weapons ‘Merica, nope nope nope.
I wasn’t aware that there were a large number of accidental discharges by military, national, state and local firearm carrying authorities that were causing tragedies, or is there news I’m missing?
Let’s get real shall we? The study is just the foot in the door that allows the salesmen to develop and sell us the technology, and the weapons, which, I’m sure, will be dirt cheap dontchaknow. And it’s probably not just pistols we’re talking about here, assume it’s all types of fire arms because unauthorized and accidental discharges have gotta be stopped and since crazy Americans won’t give up their guns, we can at least make them safer, right?
Assume for the moment they are successful. Certainly not going to happen under bozo’s administration, but it’s a path to be followed, and probably will continue after he’s left office, because this is government, and studies are studies, and hey, it’s not their money so who cares if they drop millions on it. Chevy Volt owners might buy one if we give them a $7500 tax credit. And it’s not like we’re going to ask for the money back from the people who we gave the grants or subsidies to, because that’s not how it works.
Alas, there’s only about 357 million problems with this plan. That would be the current number of weapons in the hands of American citizens that don’ t use this technology.
Believe me, they’ll want you to understand right up front, you’ll still be able to hang on to granddad’s vaunted Colt 1911 even if it means that we might not prevent a tragedy until those old crappy low tech weapons are finally off the street sometime in the far future. Maybe they’ll even allow you to trade your old junkers straight up for flashy new electrical ones!
Yeah I’m sure, no one will write any laws or regulations that will make the old weapons illegal once they create this cool technology, and make it practical, and workable, and maybe even affordable.
Sure. If you like your old weapons, you’ll still be able to keep them.
You can trust Barack, right?