Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dumb idea

An Orlando company is attempting to market "intelligent guns" that will tell the wielder if the gun is pointed at a "good guy" or a bad guy. A device mounted on the gun appears to act as a sort of IFF device.

Not only are the guns supposedly able to tell the difference between a school shooter and an armed teacher, the guns will be locked in a safe that can be released by school officials via WiFi. Just wait until some kid hacks the system and gets a gun that identifies him as a good guy.


SiGraybeard said...

This is not only a bad idea, it's an impossible idea. How exactly does it decide who's a good guy and who's a bad guy?

I demand a demonstration, and if they're confident in the technology they'll do what they did for bulletproof vests 100 years ago, and stand in front of it.

Divemedic said...

What I think is that there is a transponder inside of each handgun. Anyone holding a transponder equipped weapon is deemed to be a good guy, anyone who isn't is a bad guy.