“Instead of – or in addition to – ordering Apple to build a technological back door to its phones, why aren’t we ordering weapons makers to put technology in their products that can be used by law enforcement to protect us from gun violence?” Get the government to mandate “smart guns” then give them the power to remotely disable firearms? How do they do it? How do they cram so much fail into such a short sentence [via Maine’s pressherald.com]. But the columnist, former state senator and failed Democrat US Senate candidate Cynthia Dill‘s not done . . .
Do guys with assault weapons and stockpiles of high-capacity ammunition – good or bad – have a privacy right to carry them in public places undetected? Or do citizens have a right to be alerted by their iPhone when such a weapon comes within shooting range?
What in Sam Hill is going on inside this woman’s mind? Can’t she see how her “automatic weapon notification” idea — and I use that term loosely — would lead to the targeting of legal concealed carriers by the government, gang-bangers or God knows who? If nothing else, the electronic heads-up would give bad guys the one-up on legal armed defenders. SMH.
Why is it a 6-year-old child can pick up an iPhone and be prevented from accessing its contents because of a passcode, but that same child can pick up a gun and shoot his 3-year-old brother in the face and kill him by accident?
If a judge can order Apple to create software that can unlock phones that are now impenetrable, why can’t Congress order gun makers to lock their guns?
The justice system has a legitimate argument that some privacy rights have to be given up for the sake of security, so let’s stop protecting the privacy of people who shoot and kill others with guns.
Here’s the kicker: “Cynthia Dill is a civil rights lawyer and former state senator.” So not only does Ms. Dill have more than a passing acquaintance with the United States Constitution, she swore an oath to uphold and defend it. As long as America has people like Ms. Dill in the public square, our gun rights will be in a pickle. If you know what I mean.