Mandate for a Personalized Gun Law
For Emile, Noah, and all the children who died, let's enact a fingerprint decoding technology law.
Personalized guns could have prevented the last two shootings and make stolen guns unable to fire!How? By having smart guns. This technology uses computer chip technology to determine the fingerprint and only fire if the rightful owner is using it.
The pictures of the beautiful children who died in the last gunman shooting spree have touched us all so much. There are no words that could explain the mass heart crushing pain and senselessness living through another shooting trend. It is a dark hour for New England and our nation. As we are faced with the faces of Emile and Noah and all the rest, we ask ourselves once again," How can this happen?" We need answers. In loving remembrance of the lost children that had so much to give us and now gone forever, I am asking all to consider a madatory Personalized Gun Law.
Personalized guns are weapons that have fingerprint decoding technology on the trigger. The ability to fire the weapon by anyone other than the legal owner is made impossible. This would have prevented the last two shootings saving lives and saving children. The gunman at the Portland area mall stole his gun from someone he knew. Twenty year old shooter Adam Lanza stole his mother's gun. In both of these situations these guns would not have fired. Personalized weapons will not prevent all of these criminal acts of violence but, it will save lives and make stolen weapons worthless. It will also make street guns unsellable.
In April of 1999, following the attack on Columbine High School in Littleton Colorado, I wrote to newspapers all over the country advocating for personalized guns. No one listened back then. Maybe they will listen now. The time for a personalized guns law in long overdue.
By Joanne Kathleen Farrell
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