In another attempt to go after gun owners under the guise of “gun safety” Attorney General Eric Holder came out and sad the DOJ wants to explore some options that use technology to force gun control onto American citizens.
Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that he wants to look into smart gun technology and gun tracking bracelets that only allow the owner of the gun to fire it, when the technology actually works that is.
Transcript from the video:
“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said.
“By making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis,” Holder said.
The DOJ wants $382 million to increase its spending in 2014 just for “gun safety”, which has been a miserable failure in the past due to an ignorance of the facts and gun stats.
In the proposal is a request for $2 million in grants to be spent specifically on so called “smart gun” technology that has been proven to be non-effective.
According to Freebeacon.com,
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”
A recent innovation allows a gun owner to only unlock a safe with a fingerprint scan and an “RFID-equipped bracelet.”
Others have suggested manufacturing GPS tracking and RFID chips into every gun. RFID chips transmit location data and are used by law enforcement agencies to send automatic alerts if a weapon moves away from the tracker, indicating that the gun is lost or stolen.