Eric Holder has a new idea to control the American people: electronic bracelets.
That type of technology is usually used to keep tabs on criminals who are on parole, but the attorney general apparently thinks that every gun owner should be treated the same way.
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 (H/T Reagan Coalition).
“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.
There are so many problems with this asinine idea that it’s hard to know where to start.
As recent events have shown, criminals do not follow the law. Why would a gang member or other lawbreaker use a “common sense” gun control bracelet, when they could simply pick up a traditional weapon and go on a crime spree?
Liberals apparently think that a law is a magic decree that causes illegal guns to disappear into thin air.
What happens when citizens need to defend themselves, but a bracelet isn’t on their wrist — or simply isn’t working properly?
Technology commonly fails. Think about how often a Bluetooth headset gets disconnected from a phone. Would you bet your life on that working, every time?
When faced with a violent murderer or rapist, perhaps waiting for the computer on your wrist to turn on isn’t the best idea.
The long list of problems doesn’t stop there. If everyone who was carrying a concealed handgun was forced to wear a special bracelet, any thug could tell at a glance who was armed and who was not.
This would turn people into targets and completely defeat the purpose of concealed carry.
Finally, there is the pesky but important fact that the technology doesn’t actually exist.