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The First Smart Gun Has Come To America, And It Could Be The Start Of A Revolution

A prototype of Armatix's smart gun and watch.

The future of gun control is quickly emerging.

In California, German gun manufacturer Armatix GmbH has begun selling a gun which can only fire when the owner wears an accompanying wristwatch.

Basically, the Armatix iP1 is the country’s first smart gun.

Michael S. Rosenwald of The Washington Post reports:

The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green. Fire away. No watch means no green light. The gun becomes a paperweight.

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Start with the State

Make all LEOs get them first. Any private citizen who buys this gun for any other reason than to reverse engineer it is sap.
By the way if I had possession of the fire arm I am confident I could make it more than paperweight. It would take some time but it would be possible to make it fire.

peAce

Liberty = Responsibility

so could there be another signal that disables the gun?

wouldn't be hard to have a backdoor way to disable when the thing needs a signal to work. Way too much wireless electronics. No thanks.

Better than trigger locks

At least the gun would be available at any time without having to fumble with keys for trigger locks when seconds count.

I think it is a good safety option for some people to be able to keep a weapon on the person or in their home without the danger of it being used by an unauthorized person.

The only way this potentially could work

Is if they made "smart" bullets, but that would be too expensive in the end. The problem is the guns and ammunition that are in circulation and since there are already so many there is no short term solution for getting rid of guns. But then again why should there be when its every mans right to carry one?

This won't work.

So if you own a gun you must wear your watch all the time, otherwise your gun and watch both can be stolen together. If you wear the watch a thief will look for people who are wearing "smart gun watches" and way-lay them, steal their watch and wallet, get their address and rob the gun.
If thieves have no recourse to obtain a gun but to rob a person with a watch, then people with watches will become vulnerable, targets.
This seems like a joke, won't work. A high percentage of people who already own guns will not give them up without a fight ... to the death. Constitutional minded individuals will see this as another attack on their 2nd Amdmt and not obey any new mandates.
Most importantly, if this is not a joke then it should be seriously seen as another government ruse to render gun owners harmless in the face of govt/enemy fire. The watch can be remotely controlled by government the same way they control our cell phones; they come into a community, remotely blackout "not so smart watch" signal, then confiscate guns easily and maybe kill the owners.
No, this will never happen.

Revolution?

Let's not fall for this and let's remember what happened to Michael Hastings. Same thing goes for those guns with palm scanners. Stuff has a tendency to fail when you need it the most. I can just picture TPTB thinking, "If we can't confiscate them, lets have control over them". No thanks.

Could be useful to

keep your gun out of the wrong hands or turned against you, for sure, but we've seen how 'Smart' technology can be used to collect information on us.

It could pinpoint the location of where the gun is kept; it would know every time the watch and gun were present together and in operational mode. It could track movement of the weapon with gps coordinates, and send up a red flag anytime it is discharged. The watch could possibly be electronically jammed to disable the gun, or have a built-in kill switch, etc.

No smart guns for me, I'll stick with the classics.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Yeah...a revolution alright.

I know that I'm gonna be one of the first people to wait in line all night long to pay a premium price for a gun that I have to wear a watch that weighs as much as the gun in order to fire. What a joke. I don't suppose that the watch will be hackable, either, will it?