Does anyone need more proof that gun-banners are stupid? Does anyone need more proof that gun-banners have no idea how guns work, are made, or used? Does anyone need more proof that gun-banners have no idea of the political ramifications of their nutty ideas?
If you do need more proof, well here it is from the wonderful state of Massachusetts. A Boston city counselor, Rob Consalvo, wants to have all guns fitted with GPS tracking devices. Such a regulation would apply first to new guns and then older guns would have to be retrofitted with such a device.
Consalvo possibly got his idea form the Lo-Jack system used to locate stolen cars. He believes such a system would enable police to track and recover stolen guns. Of course he calls it “…a common-sense idea.” Gun-banners always use that phrase and I don’t it means what they think it means (gratuitous reference to The Princess Bride).
For one thing, the idea is not common sense. When a gun is fired there’s a fair amount of recoil. Electronic parts would have to be very robust to stand up to repeated firings. For another, handguns don’t have a lot of room inside of them for gadgetry. Now, someone could design a handgun that could house a GPS system, but it would no longer be concealable for law-abiding people to use for personal defense.
Of course, that’s the point of these “common-sense” ideas. These ignorant gun-banners want to make guns illegal. If they can’t do that they want to make owning them so onerous that many people will never buy one (see the sidebar for our posts on Massachusetts’s gun laws).
If that still doesn’t work then they want to re-jigger (polite term for fuck-up) gun design by adding GPS systems, owner recognition systems (smart guns), safety locks, and anything else they think is a “common-sense” idea. That would make guns expensive, impossible to carry for self-defense, and hard to use.
One more strategy if all else fails; make guns so expensive that only the beautiful people, the elites, will be able to afford them. That’s what is behind most gun laws anyway.
The only thing that frustrates the gun-grabbers is gun owners: you and me. Most gun owners see through these attempts at gun banning or limiting guns only to elitists. We must fight these elitist, statist, and ignorant ideas.