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Old 04-10-2014, 09:38 AM  
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Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.



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Holder: We Want to Explore Gun Tracking Bracelets
DOJ requesting $2 million for ‘Gun Safety Technology’ grants
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BY: Elizabeth Harrington
April 7, 2014 1:21 pm

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.

“I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and we talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said.

“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.”

“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.

The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for “gun safety.”

Included in the proposal is $2 million for “Gun Safety Technology” grants, which would award prizes for technologies that are “proven to be reliable and effective.”

President Barack Obama’s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to “protect Americans from gun violence—including $182 million to support the president’s ‘Now is the Time’ gun safety initiative.”

A recent innovation allows a gun owner to only unlock a safe with a fingerprint scan and an “RFID-equipped bracelet.”

Others have suggested manufacturing GPS tracking and RFID chips into every gun. RFID chips transmit location data and are used by law enforcement agencies to send automatic alerts if a weapon moves away from the tracker, indicating that the gun is lost or stolen.

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Old 04-10-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:22 PM   #3
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Can we just put bracelets on Holder? You know, the kind chain gangs wear? Lying gasbag should be in jail.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:24 PM   #4
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So basically they want to make guns more expensive for the law abiding citizen.
That’s actually in line with how this admin works.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:26 PM   #5
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The movement to treat law abiding gun owners as criminals trucks along. Not sure how they could even begin to justify this. Nevermind that the tech is incredibly faulty in it's current state.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:29 PM   #6
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I'd be ok for those DNA identifiers to be on my guns, with the caveat that they blow up if someone steals it and tries to shoot it, ala Judge Dredd.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:29 PM   #7
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:30 PM   #8
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The movement to treat law abiding gun owners as criminals trucks along. Not sure how they could even begin to justify this. Nevermind that the tech is incredibly faulty in it's current state.
But it makes the voting base happy.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:35 PM   #9
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The implementation of this lunacy would be fun to watch fail.
More wasted $$$...
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:45 PM   #10
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I'm sure he does. **** Holder, **** Barry and **** all the limp nipple weak tit libs that are afraid of guns.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:01 PM   #11
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The idea of a gun that can only be fired by a certain person is nice and all, but it probably is incrediby expensive for all those involved.

But, where is the part about him saying they are exploring tracking bracelets?
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:22 PM   #12
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What Holder "Wants to explore", and what is actually feasible, are two very very different things.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:24 PM   #13
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Great! Now criminals will be cutting law abiding citizens hands off.

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Old 04-10-2014, 01:28 PM   #14
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What Holder "Wants to explore", and what is actually feasible, are two very very different things.
And it appears he didn't say what the article says he said. Classic misinformation article designed to get people riled up and angry.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:32 PM   #15
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"when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, " Which ones were those again?
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