Biden ‘Smart Gun’ Comment Shows How Dumb He is on Guns

Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his security detail at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh – How about if he limits them to “smart guns”? (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

U.S.A. – -( “If I get elected president of the United States of America with your help, if that happens, guns, we have the capacity now in a James Bond-style to make sure no one can pull a trigger unless their DNA and fingerprint is on it,” candidate a perennial gun-grabber Joe Biden told well-heeled Manhattan Democrats, the Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. “We have that capacity to do it now. You know it.”

Unsurprisingly, Biden either doesn’t know what he’s talking about or he does and doesn’t care that he’s spreading lies. While we’ve seen numerous abortive attempts over the years to bring the technology to market, recent ones involve technologies relying on fingerprint recognition, bracelets and rings, and embedded RFID chips. If DNA is to be added into the mix, it would be interesting to see that idea fleshed out, including how the sample will be extracted and then analyzed to allow for immediate firing by “authorized” users under all conceivable real-world conditions.

As for invoking James Bond, the biometric “Skyfall” gun has been exploited before by those with citizen disarmament fantasies. It only takes a cursory analysis of their claims against reality to show such “new” and “smart” ideas are anything but.

“Maybe biometric guns could reduce the gang violence that contributes more than 90 percent of U.S. homicides, most of them committed with illegal firearms,” perpetually anti-gun Slate gushed in a 2012 paean to the Bond prop. “Perhaps someone could build a stand-alone biometric system that would give pro- and anti-gun lobbies some common ground.”

Then again, perhaps not.

To believe that those perpetrating “gang violence” would in any way be inclined to participate or be affected in the least is just ignorant and childish. And as for the “pro-gun lobby” having any incentive to find “common ground” with the monopoly of violence zealots, they’ve revealed their end game too many times for informed gun owners to want them to do anything but go away.

It‘s not that we’re against technology and options offering more consumer choices per se. It’s just that, as their past actions have demonstrated, those who want to disarm gun owners have tried to make so-called “smart guns” mandatory. They would take that choice away if they could, and in doing so call for the retrofitting or surrender of all non-compliant firearms.

And then they’d ban the new ones.

But it figures Joe Biden would be out there promoting more nonsense under the guise of “gun safety.” This is the guy whose self-defense acumen includes advising us to fire shotguns through doors, or off of balconies into the darkness. That even doctrinaire Democrats don’t see him for a clown world fraud says more about their deliberately denying reality than anything, and that he currently enjoys frontrunner status tells us there should never be common ground with the willfully self-deluded.

And here’s the thing about “smart guns”: Initial research done decades ago by Sandia National Laboratories was enabled by a $620,000 National Institute of Justice grant. The purported reason offered at the time was over concern that one out of six police officers killed in the line of duty were shot in “takeaway” incidents, that is, disarmed and killed with their own service weapons.

So naturally, when Democrats go to make such guns mandatory, guess who the “Only Ones” exempted are. You don’t think police unions would let their members hinge their survival in violent encounters on devices designed to inhibit the primary function of their service weapons, to fire on demand, do you?

But this does present an opportunity for Joe Biden to put his money where his mouth is and prove “We have the capacity to do it now.” As a former Vice President and a current presidential candidate, he could order his Secret Service detail to trade in their service weapons for, not just “smart guns,” but ones that require a DNA match in order to fire. After all, he exposed himself to them, and their being exposed back seems only fair.

That would actually be a bit of “gun control” I could go for.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 41 thoughts on “Biden ‘Smart Gun’ Comment Shows How Dumb He is on Guns

    1. This man Biden is out of his mind. He lives in a fantasy world. And he wants to be the President of The United States? Seriously? He already ran twice and was defeated twice. There is a reason.

    2. Are all politicians stupid or just the democrats? How can these incompetent dolts continue to make asinine decisions and laws especially when they have all the information and advisors at their disposal? They act as if they know nothing of guns, abortion, laws or the people they’re supposed to represent. Politicians and their appointed bureaucrats could care less about being honest or truthful. Term limits are the only solution to prevent corruption, dishonesty and the self serving from being elected by equally stupid voters.

    3. What did you think a moron like groping Joe Biden would say..this man is a liar and loves putting his hands on girls of all ages and smelling the girls hairs.then he said if he was the President he would cure cancer.. he should be at club Gitmo with the rest of them swamp rat’s.

    4. the gang violence that contributes more than 90 percent of U.S. homicides, most of them committed with illegal firearms,

      news flash: “firearms” are not “legal” or “illegal”. What seems to make them so is nothing other than the human holding them.

      And right THERE is the problem. For well over half a century politicians have failed to manitain a system of justice where those who DO harm to others have the sword of justice brought down upon them. When armed robbery gets a guy out on the street to find another gun and do it again cause he got off with it last time, guess what? The crime rate goes through the ceiing. End imprisonment of all those convicted of victimless crimes (a small wad of some herb, and you’re in the slammer at about $50K/year on the public teat?) and fill up the prisons with those who have directly harmed another. Crime now pays far too well to ever hope criminals will give upthat life anytime soon.

      Those who cannot be trusted to freely roam about in public with a gun upon their person oughtn’t be free to roam about in public at all. Not unsupervised, anyway. Take care to see to that standard, and no one will need “smart guns”.

      I figured some ten years ago that if General Motors can remotely unlock a friend’s car parked at the side of the road cause she left her keys inside when the door automatically locked, they can also disable the car at command. And if they can do that on a big car, they can, and will, do that with my handgun. Sorry, (not really) but NO.

      I’ve got no use for any device that someone else can monitor and/or control from a distance, even at my request. Because if I can request it from two thousand miles away, someone else can too. Not interested. That goes for my car, bicycle, coffee maker, air conditioning in the house, alarm system, gun safe, and any of the guns inside or outside of that.

      Would Biden give ME the remote control of HIS house or car of gun? Nah, didn’t think so. I”m not interested in that anyway. And if I want to toss my handgun to my buddy to take a few shots, I should be able to and he should be able to catch and use it, NOW.

      Nannies gotta nannie, hey?

    5. I’m not dissing the article, it is good but I think the title needs some changing. It should read “Biden’s comments are just as dumb as he is.” No matter what he is talking about.

    6. “Joe Biden, did you wander away from the assisted living nursing home again? You know you are lost and confused and have Alzheimers, please come back so that the nice nurse can give you your meds and put you to bed to take a nap, and when you wake up, the nice nurse will give you an enema(which you told the nurse that you enjoy very much), and then the nice nurse will walk you to the bathroom and you can make a poop!!

    7. Old Jumping Joe Biden is playing to his liberal left establishment to take away all 2nd. Amendment Rights from the law abiding citizens of this Nation. Liberals and democrats continue to call for strict gun laws that do nothing to protect citizens from personal danger. It seems that they continue this process with the hope that something will stick, because they know that once gun rights, liberty, and freedoms start being taken away, they have a pathway to control all citizens.

    8. Of course Law Enforcement would be exempt. The “Smart Gun” is only for we Deplorables and we all know what happens next. The RF/WiFi jamming system, that probably has already been developed and tested, disables every Smart gun within the City with the flip of a switch or click of a mouse. But, after all it would only be used in an emergency and just to de escalate a life threatening situation. It would NEVER be left on indefinitely. Yeah…. I believe that…
      Just say’n … JP

      1. Mark of the Beast in order to own and use a firearm? What to do with all those non-compliant guns? A chip in the hand is worth boo in the tush! Shotgun Joe is dangerous at any speed!

    9. This rhetoric and back and forth about gun control and second amendment blah blah blah will continue on and on and on until, We, THE PEOPLE get off of our complacent asses and start taking control of our government by maintaining each and every government official, whether they be elected or appointed to office. If they are found to be corrupt we are to immediately begin the process of indicting and removing them through recall or grand jury indictment for criminal activity. Period. Until that happens the fraud waste and abuse of our freedoms and our RIGHTS, “privileges” and our taxpayer dollars will be squandered in the back and forth bantering and corruption.

      1. Hate to burst you bubble, but you DO realize most citizens can’t be bothered to get off of their collective fat azzes to bother to REGISTER to vote, much less cast a ballot, correct? If they can’t bother to register to vote, they have ZERO interest in ‘taking control of our government’. Wake up.

    10. If this technology works so good, why are the police and military not using it? Test it there first. All of Bidens guards should test it on all of their guns.

      1. You beat me to it. Automotive tech is usually tested on the racetrack for several years for feedback and refinement before making its way to the open market. Major ideas in small arms tech is often tested – or at least vetted – by military entities before making their way to the open market. So why have we seen nothing on “microstamping”, as required by CA law for several years now, since the Prius-driving vegans in Sacramento’s Capitol building insist it’s achievable tech and continue to require it for handguns while the industry shuns it?

    11. You can defeat so-called “fingerprint” technology “logic” in 1 word: Gloves. Many LE officers wear gloves. CCWs at least in the northern half pf the nation wear gloves outdoors for 3 to 6 months of the year. So tell me, just how is this technology supposed to detect my fingerprint and allow me to defend myself on a split-second notice, if I’m wearing gloves?

      Oh, I see, train to remove at least 1 glove before unholstering from concealment. Yeah, maybe I should just ask the bad guy to be fair and wait a moment while I get ready to defend myself. Yep, that’ll work.

      What most of these left-thinking (and I’m using the 2nd part of that term loosely) control freaks don’t seem to grasp is that in a self-defense situation, the bad guy picks the time & place that gives him the greatest advantage over the good guy. The good guy does not get to choose when he’s ready to defend himself or other innocents.

      The left: “I don’t like those, so I want them banned, so no one can have them.”
      The right: “I don’t like those, so I won’t get one for me.”

      Left ain’t right and right ain’t wrong. Change my mind.

    12. Perhaps Creepy Joe would have a more favorable opinion about guns if he had spent more of his time fondling some of them rather than strangers of all ages who happened to be female.

    13. Biden has been showing how dumb he is for decades before he made his “smart guns” comment. Every time he opens his mouth, he proves he’s a moron, but that’s what the Left, Liberals and Democrats want; one of their own. We laugh at the thought of him having any chance of being elected, but then you have to recall the election of Obama. This same bunch of idiot voters, along with a whole new generation of in-bred, brain-dead offspring “educated” (indoctrinated) in public schools will support who or what they are told to support by the Democrats.

    14. The best way to tell if a politician is dumb and stupid is to look at the letter after their names. [D]emocrat; Dumb, [D]emocrat Socialist; Dumb & Stupid.

    15. 22,000+ gun laws on the books, enforcement should be the target.
      These political hacks always have better ideas and false promises that never work…They are just talking points for votes.
      Instead of SMART gun technology, maybe we need really SMART intelligent politicians…

        1. Biden is NOT smarter than AOC. The fact of the matter is that she’s just plain dumber than he is. I’m not sure if she had to work at it, but most people would have had to.

        2. @Joy, Politicians do not have to be smart or energetic. Lobbyists bringing “get-rich-by- favoring-my-client” schemes to them. And lets not forget their party gets them re-elected in exchange for doing what they are told.
          And what does the politician get for protecting the American people?

        1. Biden is NOT smarter than AOC. The fact of the matter is that she’s just plain dumber than he is. I’m not sure if she had to work at it, but most people would have had to.

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