Survey finds that while 79% of gun owners support the sale of personalized weapons, only 18% are likely to buy them
Firearms owners are the kind of people who cling to customs, traditions and history. We are not the kind to put our immediate personal safety at the mercy of electronics, truth tables and batteries. One of the beauties about the common revolver is that it has no safety. The intelligent squeezing of the trigger will produce the result the user wants from it. You can't say that to 100% certainty about a handgun that has electrons by the millions ripping along circuits of gold foil, all of which are propelled by electricity from batteries that lose their potential over time. There are just too many avenues for failure under such a scenario. What if the weapon takes a dunk? Will a wet "smart gun" fire when the need is critical? The revolver will, assuming the powder in the shells is still dry. I think these idiot guns will be brought to market but that so few will sell, they'll soon be out of production and a collector's item.... . . let the market speak...
That is exactly what the anti-gun crowd wants: A man who supports the sales of such guns, but would never buy one. That's all they need to go on TV and say "American gun-owners support "smart guns" by a huge margin. Congress must act before the next school massacre." Of course, to responsible gun owners, such a statement is pure bullschumer. But most Americans are so ignorant about firearms, that they know not from which end of the barrel the bullets exit.While I support the sales of these handguns...