The MuzzleSafe™ Proximity Interlock “Smart Gun.” What Could Possibly Go Wrong? by Robert Farago | May 06, 2016 | 40 comments facebook twitter linkedin email SMH. comments DrVino says: May 6, 2016 at 13:03 So. Much. Stupid. It huuuuuurts!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply SD3 says: May 6, 2016 at 13:48 “Peter Alaric DeSimone”? What is he, a three-name-chick, and therefore my intellectual better? Reply JohnnyIShootStuff says: May 7, 2016 at 07:16 The real stupid is in the inventor’s replies to comments on the video. It’s pure idiot gold. Reply Vhyrus says: May 6, 2016 at 13:03 We officially have the worst idea in the history of firearms ever. Reply Mr. 308 says: May 6, 2016 at 13:07 That is duct tape right? Reply Hammers says: May 6, 2016 at 13:08 Atleast he had the disclaimer at the end, saying use for your Target guns…. interesting idea, but almost zero real world usage. Reply Flynn says: May 6, 2016 at 13:09 At least he acknowledges it to be useless for self-defense. I see no harm in the invention, unless someone mandates I put it on my EDC. Until then, let the kid play with his toy and maybe make a few bucks selling to those poor souls too wary of NDs to actually purchase a gun. Reply Vlad the Impeller says: May 6, 2016 at 13:10 Pardon me, Mr. Bad Guy, could you take a few steps back? Perfect. Thanks! Reply RealityCheck says: May 6, 2016 at 13:35 Did you even watch the video? At all? At the end he makes it clear – this has nothing whatsoever to do with “Mr. Bad Guy”. It has everything to do with accidental shootings when you’re at the range. He specifically says it has NOTHING to do with self-defense, and would not be used for self defense, and if the government ever mandated that it had to be used, then he said he’d publish detailed instructions on how to disable it. As I was watching this video, all I could think of was this guy: Reply SD3 says: May 6, 2016 at 13:49 Oh great, thanks. In that case, I’ll take 7 of them. Reply Icabod says: May 6, 2016 at 19:34 Then the “505” deaths of children all took place at a gun range? Be realistic. Most of the deaths were inside homes when unsecured guns got into the hands of kids. Reply Eric in Oregon says: May 6, 2016 at 13:11 Gotta go against the grain here and say that’s a pretty cool direction for research. Imagine a setup like that for training novices that buzzes them if they muzzle anyone, or maybe something to use at a busy range. There are new gun owners being minted every day after all. Reply anonymoose says: May 6, 2016 at 13:25 Now that’s a good application! Reply Andrew Lias says: May 6, 2016 at 13:28 That is actually a surprisingly good point. It may actually be something viable for a “trainer” gun with an alarm of some kind. In terms of stopping NDs, I think that the impact of most smart gun platforms would be dubious honestly. If a person slips with a gun something like a plain, mechanical grip safety is likely one of the best bets. Not only that but I suspect a lot of the people killed in NDs (that aren’t really suicides) were doing something stupid and pulled the trigger AKA the “The chamber is empty” effect. Reply california richard says: May 6, 2016 at 13:52 Anybody training a 1st time shooter needs to pay absolute attention to that shooter and be “the buzzer” if that muzzle isnt pointed in the right direction. A new shooter who flags something/someone on the line needs to be paused…. A loud “buzzer” on a gun and a nervous 1st time shooter = ND with some people. Guns carry with them moral and attentive responsibility. You have to condition that in to people and especially children if you live in gun family. You absolutely cannot substitute or out source those two concepts to a machine. And if someone is that concerned and needs a device to make up for laziness, then they should download said gun and attach a $5 cable lock to it. Reply A. C. says: May 6, 2016 at 13:38 This shows ONLY that it works with air guns. On sunny days. Reply Mikele says: May 6, 2016 at 13:42 Thanks but no thanks Reply Sammy^ says: May 6, 2016 at 13:44 505 accidental deaths by guns in a country of how many tens of millions of guns? Me-shells lunch program has a higher fatality rate than that. Reply sagebrushracer says: May 6, 2016 at 13:53 I know for a fact that ultra sonic sensors can get wierd too. I have a Evil(tm) Drone that has ultra sonic sensors for low level height detection. It also wigs out when its below freezing, and tries to make the drone climb like a rocket. Relying on Tech instead of your brain for firearms safety is a bad idea. Reply AlanInFL says: May 6, 2016 at 15:21 Another useless solution in searching for a problem. I can see problems in support shooting or melee combat. Reply Brainman says: May 6, 2016 at 15:36 Great comment! I can see problems in your ability to watch the video. Reply Jake Y. says: May 6, 2016 at 15:38 If we can send robots to other planets can we also capitalize our sentences? Reply McCann says: May 6, 2016 at 15:57 Hold me beer. I bet if I hold it this close to me hand it won’t fire…I bet of I hold it This close to my hand it won’t fire…I bet if I hold out THIS close to my hand it won’t awefuck! Reply CLarson says: May 6, 2016 at 15:58 I looked at another video where the inventor goes into more detail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0aPaMQLe_Q&feature=youtu.be The concept of the invention is based on math that shows that if a gun is randomly discharged your odds of being hit rapidly decrease with distance from the weapon. Basically treating a gun firing a bullet like a fragmentation grenade explosion with a single fragment, the farther you are the better. I am not sure his model would hold up based on the real life conditions of the actual ~500 gun accidents he cites. Did he research how close those victims were to the gun that killed them or is this all based on a physics equation? Also one concern is that his invention will have its own on and off switch, will people remember or choose to turn it on? Many people don’t use or like the manual safeties many guns already have. Reply Specialist38 says: May 6, 2016 at 16:03 Hell no, my guns not muzzle safe. It’s to protect me and mine. People need to always be aware that a gun is a deadly instrument and handle it accordingly. Brings to mind the cop I saw in the 80’s draw his Beretta 92 to show his friends. When people yelled at him cause he had covered all of them in a 2 second period, he said “it’s ok, the safety’s on”. More of what we don’t need. Reply GS650G says: May 6, 2016 at 16:06 He shows how stupid he is by placing his hand in front of the gun and pulling the trigger. Never place any part of your body in the path and pull a trigger. Never rely on a safety instead of safe handling. And on top of that it’s not going to work on most guns anyway. More than 500 people were killed in Chicago this year so far, work on a solution to that kid. Reply N says: May 7, 2016 at 19:31 It was a airsoft gun. Reply Kyle says: May 6, 2016 at 18:04 So….if you point it at a bad guy who’s trying to kill you….will it fire? Reply Peter Alaric says: May 6, 2016 at 18:08 If he is far away, yes. If he is close, no. Don’t use MuzzleSafe™ for self-defense. Reply Medicfrost says: May 6, 2016 at 19:14 So this is designed to keep people safe while taking selfies? Reply derfel cadarn says: May 6, 2016 at 19:40 It is clear that stupidity knows no bounds. Reply TyrannyOfEvilMen says: May 6, 2016 at 20:02 Laughably stupid, of course. However, with a few generations of evolution of this technology it might become useful. If the gun could, for example, instantly tell me if the muzzle was pointed in the general direction of a communist sympathizer. Then I might be interested. Reply Badwolf says: May 6, 2016 at 20:47 Reminds me of the movie hunt for red October. Connery steers his sub towards the torpedo at full speed, knowing he can close the distance before the torpedo arms itself. Reply Badwolf says: May 6, 2016 at 20:54 I said it before… Just don’t force it on people. You like smart guns, that’s fine. You don’t, should be fine too. Reply Ian says: May 6, 2016 at 21:45 Pro-tip: try a standoff device. It will be cheaper and no tape on elctronics. Also Honor Guard has them on some models Reply Will Drider says: May 7, 2016 at 02:11 Nothing replaces basic training, practice and repeat. Break a rule you could kill sombody. This gimmick is only a partial backup, won’t stop a ND from killing someone out of sensor range. If relied on it would provide a false sense of security for sloppy and dangerous handling. It got some positive comments here but if it was on the market today at a reasonable price: would you buy it? Reply Richard says: May 7, 2016 at 08:43 My trigger finger is my ‘muzzle safe’ control switch. With this ‘wunderdevice’, I can just see trying to fend off a mugger that has gotten within arms reach and my effing gun won’t fire. Reply James says: May 7, 2016 at 19:37 Actually, this is pretty great, for it’s intended purpose, which no one seems to be considering it for. Which is preventing TRAINING accidents, and acting as a secondary manual safety for objects within a certain distance. For TRAINING guns. Not self defense guns. TRAINING. It says that, in big bold letters during the credits. Pay attention, goddang. He further goes on to say that if it’s ever made mandatory he’ll tell everyone how to turn it off. That works fine with me. Reply N says: May 7, 2016 at 19:40 +1 Reply N says: May 7, 2016 at 19:39 It amazes me how many people either 1. Didn’t watch the video properly before commenting, or 2. Didn’t bother to apply a ounce of critical thinking before spouting off “EGHerrghmmmgosh not on my guns, my guns are to shoot people with” As some commenters have said, this or something like this would be great for teaching new shooters. Yes for self defense this is stupid. But we don’t need to be stomping on innovation. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.