During a fundraiser on Monday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden reference James Bond and the use of “smart guns” as a means of achieving gun control in the United States.
“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,” Biden said, according to the Washington Examiner. “We have that capacity to do it now. You know it.”
“But what happens? The gun manufacturers, when two folks started to sell some of those guns to two dealerships, they said, ‘We’re going to shut you down.’ My god, we don’t have to worry about the 2nd Amendment,” Biden explained. “Imagine all the people who would be alive today if the only person who could buy a gun is qualified because of background checks and they’re the only ones that can pull the trigger? So my point is there are so many things we have the capacity to do.”
It’s hard to take a presidential candidate seriously when they’re talking about implementing gun control policies simply because a fictional character has that kind of technology. While it’s great for fictional characters and movies, smart guns are absolutely not the answer to achieving “common sense” gun laws in America.
Smart guns require a person’s fingerprint to be programed into the firearm in order for the trigger to be pulled and the gun to fire. That sounds great on paper but there are practicality issues. (Read more from “What a Moron: Joe Biden Is Getting His Gun Control Agenda from James Bond” HERE)