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Civility: NRA Leaders and Members Getting Death Threats

kashby Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 1:32 AM
Why isn't the NRA getting out in front with proposals to secure legally-owned firearms that don't involve locking them up in a safe (a decidedly 19th century technology). These days I have password protected electronic interlocks on my house, my car, my phone, my computer and even this website. In fact just about everything except guns and toilet bowls. It is well within the scope of current technology to devise an electronic interlock for a gun that would be uniquely activated by a fingerprint reader (for example). True a criminal can break such a device with any blunt object but it is easy enough to have a break-in initiate an e-mail alert to local law enforcement and a text alert to all cell phones within a selected radius.
Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 9:29 AM
It's been looked at, and it just doesn't work well enough to defend oneself in an emergency. So, being a proponent for such a thing would actually cost lives.
Luscious Lars Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 8:47 AM
The problem with technology is that it's prone to failure. Batteries go bad. Sensors fail. The police and armed government agents have not adopted any of your suggestions for technology to create "locking" devices for firearms. Why? Because those technological solutions are not 100% reliable. A defensive firearm needs to be as simple a tool as possible to ensure it works reliably. I have guns which my grandfather owned and which were purchased back in the early 1900's. They still work as good today as they did when he acquired them. Why? Because they are simple in their design and require little maintenance to keep them in working order. I hope that helps to deepen your thought process, at least a little bit.
JDs Handsome-Son Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 1:50 AM
I totally agree. Like the GOP, the NRA is letting our enemies frame the issue and the debate as it molds public opinion against us. WTF? Where are the men in these conservative groups? Where are the leaders? At some point even white male conservatives will have to fight.

Are you a member of the National Rifle Association? If so, you might want to keep your head down. Unhinged liberals are calling for NRA President David Keene and NRA members to be shot. More from Twitchy:

All decent Americans are heart-sick and outraged over the Newtown, Conn. school massacre. But some citizens have completely lost their heads and souls. On Twitter, there’s a growing proliferation of sickos calling for NRA president David Keene and anyone else who belongs to the gun-rights organization to be shot.


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