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Holder: We want to explore
gun tracking bracelets
gun tracking bracelets
[FONT="]By E. Harrington[/FONT]
[FONT="]Published April 08, 2014[/FONT]
[FONT="]Washington Free Beacon[/FONT]
April 1, 2014: Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a news conference in New York.AP
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."
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First off, the bracelet technology is not yet perfected and is expensive when
added to the price of a hand-gun. It is impractical to add this technology
to shotguns, hunting rifles, or assault style rifles.
My question here, is where is the 382.1M bucks really going to be spent on?
That is a huge amount of money for simple "investigation".
Why, does our Attorney General not seek to enforce existing gun laws and
make penalties much stiffer for criminals who use guns during the commission
of a crime, or possess a stolen handgun.
Leave the 2nd Amendment alone and do your "enforcement" job please....