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Comment Yes I do have an idea (Score 1) 212

You have NO IDEA how effective the finger scanner will be.

Because it's an added layer on top of a system that already sometimes fail (guns jam or sometimes safeties will not release), and furthermore it's an electric system requiring power to function - I can guarantee it will increase the failure rate in successful access to gun for self defense.

To put that in real world terms, lets go for a very low figure and say the increase in failures means there are twenty more women raped in a year. Why would you be for that? Doesn't sound like a good tradeoff to me.

In reality of course the increase in allowed raped would be much higher because it would be mostly females purchasing a "smart" gun, misled by people like yourself into thinking they are better in some way... it's kind of like you are just one step removed from raping them.

Comment Re:You use an AR-15 to protect your home (Score 1) 212

You and your AR-15 don't stand a chance against a modern mechanized army

As is proved so very well by ISIS and the complete destruction they have undergone...

Oh wait, they have a whole state of their own built on AK-47's (same difference) and theft.

If freedom's your bag start trying to figure out the wealth inequality problem. Money is freedom.

Right, because the value of "money" is not arbitrarily determined by the state and can not be pulled or disabled remotely at any time... Oh wait again.

In a conflict free world you would be right that money is power. But money the way you are thinking about it is a dangerously thin illusion of power.

Comment Useless for any occasion (Score 1) 212

Seems like it would be useful in an environment like a gun range where you aren't relying on it for safety.

A) as another poster noted, the whole reason you go to a gun range is to get more better at shooting the guns you have, so that if you need to (or want to) use them for real later - either quickly like self defense, or more methodically like hunting - you know how well you can aim with them, what realistic distances are, how much kick to absorb or correct for...

B) Which leads us to a fingerprint scanner being a disaster in a crisis situation like a home invasion, you don't have the time for that nor want to rely that a gun you might have not touched for a while still has power enough to enable the fingerprint scanner. Similarily if you go hunting, it would REALLY REALLY SUCK to travel for hours to find out your fingerprint friend has no power or just decides that environmental conditions mean your fingers are now invalid.

So said fingerprint scanner gun would never be a gun you would use in real life, making it pointless to shoot at the range,

Comment Re:Supply and Demand - where is the demand? (Score 3, Insightful) 212

And yes I realize that finger print technology will reduce deaths.

It may reduce deaths by the gun's owner, while causing more deaths OF the gun's owner.

So, no, we have no real idea whether it will cause a net reduction in deaths. We can be pretty sure it'll produce some change in the identities of the people killed though.

Comment Re:President Obama said something similar (Score 1) 216

Lots of things can be punishments without impacting rights. It's not the same kind of punishment as imprisoning them, for example, but they probably think of it as a punishment.

Treating innocent people badly because someone else is guilty of something is wrong, regardless of it technically being called "punishment" or whatever.

You can argue that it's justified based on some particular need if you want. But you can't argue that Trump's comments are evil hate speech and Obama's aren't -- they're essentially the same.

Comment Re:I don't agree that these are "conservative" vie (Score 1) 216

a libertarian leaning Republican could be pro-choice

Most of the libertarians I know consider most abortions to be the murder of a human being.

The support of abortion is rooted in dehumanizing the fetus. It cant be said to have any rights at all if it doesnt even have the right to live. Even if and when we agree as a society that killing these particular human beings is ok, that still doesnt mean that we agree that the State should promote or fund the activity.

If you think the right to live is a human right rather than person-hood right, then the fetus has the right to live and therefore abortions would be murder which is already a banned activity.
else the next libertarian thing is no regulation of the activity at all.

Being libertarian is as much about the implementation as it is the intended goal.

Comment Re:I don't agree that these are "conservative" vie (Score 1) 216

We already did the amnesty thing.

Mexicans came or stayed here illegally at an even greater rate after that.

The only way amnesty works is if you do something to stop it from happening in the future, like maybe building something along the borders to prevent it a lot of it.

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