I’ll tell you what could go wrong with a PIN-number-locked handgun: you wouldn’t be able to unlock it. What’s that you say? How could you fail to punch in a simple, say three-digit code when push came to ballistic shove? The same way I sometimes have to enter my four digit code four times to unlock my iPhone. (See: Ham in Toy Story) I imagine it would be even more difficult to punch in the appropriate numbers if someone was trying to kill me. So, breakingnews.ie reports . . .
San Diego-based Safety First Arms has created the Smart 2, a gun that is locked and unlocked using a PIN number, which can unlock the weapon in less than a second. In safety terms, it can also help prevent unauthorised use by sounding an alarm if picked up and not unlocked within 10 seconds.
The alarm has also been designed to sound if it is picked up while the Theft Guard feature is activated, thanks to motion detection, and it also knows when someone attempts to tamper with it.
For now the gun is only in the prototype phase, still around two years away from becoming available. However, it has already secured more than a million dollars in orders from gun stores.
Only one 3D-printed prototype has been made so far, and the weapon’s price tag is set to be over a thousand dollars.
Yeah, I know: that last one is shocker. A grand for a 9mm gun that’s less useful than a GLOCK 19 or similar? No wonder the former Navy SEAL running Safety First moved from Mission Texas to the Land of Fruits and Nuts (sorry JWM).
Still, as always, I’m all about the free market. If that’s what people want, let ’em have it! So to speak. Oh wait. New Jersey’s “smart gun law” mandating the extinction of “dumb guns” after a “smart gun” is on sale anywhere in the continental U.S. The repeal of which was vetoed by . . . wait for it . . . Republican Governor Chris Christie.