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    This is a pretty interesting article about securing handguns so that only their proper owner can fire them.

    http://www.wired.com/news/politics/0,1283,52178,00.html

    "We're working with something called 'new biometrics,' which basically is that the gun can identify the user by the size of the hand, length of each finger and the ingrained pattern of the muscles when you squeeze," said Sebastian, NJIT vice president for research and development. "This is literally at the moment of truth. It's gotta be you or it won't shoot."
    So what happens when you grab your gun fast, and your hand isn't quite lined up theway it was when you first measured it?
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    kinda glitchy though.. thin about what happenes when you do strenous work with your hands, (jerking off or something (j/k)) the muscle patters change..

    i think the do,

    maybe less the muscle patterns it could work well... but i dont know what im talking about

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    Re: Smart Guns

    "Smart Guns" always sound good until you think about the possible serious complications they present.

    How about on the battlefield when soldiers are collecting weapons from the dead? The guns would need to be reprogrammed, costing time that isn't always available.

    In the same vein, how about a police officer that needs to pick up a weapon in a split second to defend himself or another? For that matter what if a private citizen is forced into a situation where they must defend themselves and the only weapon they have access to will not let them fire it?

    Tougher laws against criminals who use guns and better education for gun owners is the better route, IMHO.

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    Re: Smart Guns

    What would be really sweet would be to use biometrics to keep habitual drunk drivers from being able to start a vehicle until their license is reinstated. Or a BA onboard in a vehicle that will disable the ignition in a vehicle whewre the driver's BAC is over legal limits.

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    Originally posted here by SarinMage
    kinda glitchy though.. thin about what happenes when you do strenous work with your hands, (jerking off or something (j/k)) the muscle patters change..

    i think the do,

    maybe less the muscle patterns it could work well... but i dont know what im talking about
    The muscle patterns in your hand do not change. Nor does the way you grip.

    Smart guns will just be another (excuse the term) weapon in the arsenal. It won't be the end be all it'll just be another safety.

    And as far as reprogamming hand guns on the battlefield, please.....Most weapons we confiscate are destroyed or stockpiled, keep in mind the people that we'd be in a war with wouldn't have this technology. It'd be too expensive or too technical for any of our enemies to implement.

    my 2 cents.
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    Re: Re: Smart Guns

    Originally posted here by Specter6
    What would be really sweet would be to use biometrics to keep habitual drunk drivers from being able to start a vehicle until their license is reinstated. Or a BA onboard in a vehicle that will disable the ignition in a vehicle whewre the driver's BAC is over legal limits.
    Actually, Specter6, that does exist. I can't find the link right now, but I recently read an article about being about to get a breathalyzer installed on your car ... although, of course, as long as it voluntary, it's not the regular drunks who will install it.

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    I guess I should have been a little more clear in my reply - weapons gathered up from OUR deceased troops would have to be reprogrammed. I know when I was in the service, there wasn't a whole lot of time in combat situations to go throught that. When you need a weapon, you need it now.

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    Originally posted here by Specter6
    I guess I should have been a little more clear in my reply - weapons gathered up from OUR deceased troops would have to be reprogrammed. I know when I was in the service, there wasn't a whole lot of time in combat situations to go throught that. When you need a weapon, you need it now.

    Then they could program it for the entire division or such. Still no problem. But I see your point thanks for clarifying.
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    Thinking about war situations.... who is accually gonna put this kind of tech in a gun used in war... i think this is more for personal hand guns not assualt rifles and ****.... Then again if you think about putting them in assualt rifles and crap... who the hell has one in their house? and the people that do can probly get one without this technology even if it is illegal to do so considering they have a assualt rifle in their house... Get what i mean?
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