Speaking to a House appropriations subcommittee last week, Attorney General Eric Holder let Congress in on a few ideas he and Vice President Biden, an esteemed firearms expert, have been kicking around in the gun safety department. As the result of a meeting with a “group of technology people,” the Attorney General believes that implementing gun safety bracelets could be the wave of the future in protecting your Second Amendment rights. Yes, I said protecting.
“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.”
The Attorney General didn’t go into detail and expound upon how this type of technology would interfere with the Justice Department’s Mexican gun-running program. I can only assume, perhaps, that the bracelet would accompany the weapon into Mexico where it would then enable drug cartel thugs to murder border agents and civilians. As a bonus, the weapon would be useless to other cartel thugs should the original cartel thug misplace it.
The kicker to this story is how General Holder explained that this technology would help protect the Second Amendment by keeping firearms safe for use (emphasis added):
“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. [Emphasis added]
As the Attorney General points out, this technology only helps to foster and protect your right to own a gun. Without some type of bracelet or fingerprint technology, the Second Amendment will have to be repealed since it is not possible to keep firearms from being misused (by the Justice Department).
I’m a bit shocked he gave this testimony with a straight face. Clearly the only people who this would affect are the people already not committing crimes with their firearms. The black market for pre-bracelet weapons would thrive and criminals would, of course, get weapons by whatever means necessary, as they already do today. On the other hand, if the Vice President is on board, who am I to question the plan?