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    Gun-control advocates using ‘power of the free market’ to regulate

    A coalition of 59 police departments, local governing agencies and even members of the clergy have banded together to pressure gun manufacturers into using “smart gun” technology, ...

    The campaign, called “Do Not Stand Idly By,” pushes for manufacturers to include the technology on weapons they sell to local police departments. Military and police firearms purchases account for nearly half of the nation’s $11.7 billion industry,...

    The group has also requested that Glock and six other major gun makers “produce distribution records” of their firearms, CBS reported. The campaign has reportedly received a “warm reception” from Ruger,

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...the-free-mark/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    --snipped-- The campaign has reportedly received a “warm reception” from Ruger,
    "Warm reception" as in burn in hell.

    So called smart guns will get your spouse, family, and friends injured or killed.....maybe even you.
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    That's cool. I'm ok with gun control tyoes trying to make LEO use this technology. Better them than me.

    I think I'm missing something on this distribution thing. Sounds like just geographic sales info... That isn't really a secret. Cops mostly carry Glock or S&W, no? And red states have lots if legal guns outside of blue urban areas and blue states have few guns outside of rural red pockets. What am I misunderstanding?
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    The mad mommies are looking for low hanging fruit, to concentrate their efforts according to the gun density of the population.
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    Smart Guns ?

    I have no interest in so called smart guns,I also feel the same way about smart phones.
    If they do anything more than fire a bullet or allow me to call someone there is noway
    I'd own one .

    ..............Jack

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    I support a two part law requiring all LEO to carry smart weapons and preventing legislation ever requiring the same for non-LEO.
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    The first ones required to use "Smart Gun" tech should be the Capitol Hill Police, and the Secret Service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twoskinsonemanns View Post
    I support a two part law requiring all LEO to carry smart weapons and preventing legislation ever requiring the same for non-LEO.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shovelhead View Post
    The first ones required to use "Smart Gun" tech should be the Capitol Hill Police, and the Secret Service.
    Me likey.
    Can you imagine the kind of word contortion they'd have to do to excuse LEOs, Capitol Hill police, and the Secret Service from using them?
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    How about getting smart guns for the dumb spray and pray cops of the NYPD. If that works then we can review the issue at a later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    How about getting smart guns for the dumb spray and pray cops of the NYPD. If that works then we can review the issue at a later date.
    Think of the lives that would be saved when those nutjobs guns went click! The NYPD should be dissolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snatale42 View Post
    Think of the lives that would be saved when those nutjobs guns went click! The NYPD should be dissolved.
    +1
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer" - English jurist William Blackstone.
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    what if you shoot with both hands equally well? now they want to legislate you can only use one hand?

    when bills like these are popped up .. I go to my representatives' home and give them a friendly visit.

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