Democrat Rep Wants Guns With Electronics Making Them Inoperable To All But Owner… Says He Got The Idea From James Bond


Representative John Tierney (D-Mass.) recently watched the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” and came up with what he thought was a great idea: handguns with “personalization technology.”

“In the most recent James Bond film, Bond escapes death when his handgun, which is equipped with technology that recognizes him as its owner, becomes inoperable when it gets into the wrong hands,” Tierney’s office said in a statement introducing the bill. “This technology, however, isn’t just for the movies — it’s a reality.”

In his Personalized Handgun Safety Act, H.R. 2005, Tierney calls for all new guns made in the United States to come with technology that would disallow anyone but the gun owner to fire the weapon. He also wants older guns to be retrofitted with the technology.

The lawmaker believes that passing his bill will mean fewer tragedies resulting from children getting their hands on unattended firearms.

“Accidents like this are not as rare as we want to believe, and they are preventable,” he said. “Whether a gun owner or not, a NRA member or not, we should be able to agree on gun safety measures that will make our families and communities safer. This technology needs to be put into action.”

The Children’s Defense Fund Action Council and 13 House Democrat sponsors have backed the bill.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

  • JimH

    It’s for child “safety”.
    You can use a 2 thousand dollar device that may or may not work, or you can get a 2 dollar trigger lock.
    You can also teach the child firearm safety. We survived having no trigger locks or James Bond gizmo’s. Just our brains.
    What is Rep. Tierney’s real motive?
    Could it be to make a firearm so expensive we can’t afford it?
    To make us retrofit our old guns, so we get a unexpected added expense decades after we bought the gun?
    What if you want to teach the child to shoot? Would you need to reprogram the device? Now the child can shoot it and the whole reason for one is gone, unless you put a 2 dollar trigger lock on it.
    The opposite of PROgress is CONgress.