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Sunday, July 31, 2016


Ted F

The real reason no one will sell them is (1) the product-liability issue and (2) the danger to self-defense. A sophisticated iPhone fingerprint reader-which would add at least $100 to the price of a gun-- takes two seconds under the best of circumstances. That's a deadly amount of time if one hopes to actually use a gun to defend oneself. And imagine the liability to the manufacturer if the reader doesn't work in that pressured situation, just as iPhone readers don't work if your hands are sweaty. So, in short, it's a feature that makes guns more expensive and less effective that consumers don't want, while increasing legal risk to the manufacture. Such a surprise that no one is making them.

Jeff Sovern

Daniel's comment assumes that guns can be personalized to only one person. I don't see why that would have to be so. Iphones can already be set up to allow more than one person access.


I can see it now. I want to take my grandchildren to the target range, so we would need to buy all 8 of them their own gun so we could all get a chance to target shoot.

Anti-gunners (or weak Second Amendment supporting gun owners) come up with the strangest laws that will do nothing that responsible gun owners don't already do so that the gun is not readily available to children.

I got my first gun at age 7 (a .22 rifle), and at age 11 was shooting a 12 gauge shotgun that my dad bought me because I passed the written hunter-safety test with 100% while only taking the first half of the course. I had to take the second half anyway, even though my dad already taught me safety.


Useful post on a critical consumer issue.

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