Thursday, June 02, 2016

Mandatory smart-gun safety features and California law

"The case of Pena v. Lindley concerns whether or not California statutory law can force manufacturers to adopt two new additional safety measures: a technological safety that will keep the gun from firing a round already loaded in the chamber if the magazine has been ejected, and a safety that indicates a loaded chamber. At least, this is the issue currently being debated now.The district court already ruled in favor of government regulation by declaring that the law was not a violation of the second Amendment. Since the petitioning of review, the landscape of gun-safety debate has only gotten more vitriolic -- and potentially profitable. The broader issue involves whether or not gun manufacturers must be required to develop safety measures to make guns safer. Some of this new tech includes RF technology, pressure sensitive handles, and user ID gadgetry -- all designed to make the gun specific to a single person. - See more at:


  1. The first thing commonly done to a Browning Hi-Power was to remove the magazine disconnect. It improved the trigger-pull, enabling more accurate shooting--and reducing the potential for a cop to hit a non-involved person.

    "Smart guns" are an attack on those who can only afford one handgun. What does a wife do with one if her husband is not at home or becomes incapacitated? "Aw, well, lady, tough luck!"?


  2. This is irrelevant horseshit. The problem is the passing of killing tools from the amoral to the irresponsible. No progress will occur until all the loopholes are sealed.

  3. Today's firearms are safer than ever-before thanks to responsible manufactures. Their products are designed as defensive and legitimate sporting tools. I don't know who the poor soul is that spewed their uninformed propaganda here. The anti-gun progressives honestly believe added bells and whistles will make guns far safer. Other than forcing the price of motor vehicles to skyrocket, MVA injuries and deaths are still high. The added mandated gadgets did little to reduce MVAs while all too often giving drivers a false sense of safety. In my six decades, I've personally known too many people who've been killed in auto mishaps. Having grown-up around firearms, I've personally only known one person who committed suicide using a gun. They could have just as easily taken an overdose on pain killers. It wasn't the gun anymore than a pharmaceutical, but rather that individual's desire to end their life.