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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Government May Be Researching Tech To Track, Destroy Guns

A tech blog post that has been making the rounds calls attention to new developments that could potentially allow tiny devices to be built into new guns—devices that would allow authorities to not only track firearms via GPS but also to disrupt their operations or even cause them to self-destruct. The post claims that the federal government is among the parties showing interest in developing this technology.

Bob Owens points out that if this technology becomes even close to viable, we will likely see anti-gun legislators trying to mandate its inclusion in all new firearms. We will also almost certainly see it hacked by those who would use it for nefarious purposes.