Own a Gun? Then Eric Holder Wants You to Wear This…
The Attorney General of the United States has suggested a new twist on gun control: electronic bracelets for gun owners. This is the technology used to keep track of criminals on parole, but Eric Holder seems to think gun owners should be accorded the same treatment.
The Conservative Tribute reported on Holder’s remarks, made during the 2015 budget hearings:
Not long ago, Holder admitted that he thinks electronic tracking bracelets, fingerprint scanners, and other science fiction-style ideas are “common sense” ways to increase gun control.
“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 fingerprint 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,” he stated.
Aside from how insulting this idea is to gun owners, it’s also completely illogical. Criminals will not follow the law; robbers and drug dealers will not be picking up their “common sense” gun control bracelet.
Technology often fails, and this technology only exists in the Liberal imagination. More importantly, this idea represents a disturbing level of surveillance on private citizens.