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    Here come the chips

    Only the beginning, I'm afraid. Pretty soon there will be a new Obama law requiring this. Gun control on the sly. Chiappa just lost a dealer.

    New Worry: RFID Tracking Chips in Firearms?
    "When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard."
    Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    I'm afraid you're right Obama will do anything to restrict our rights as gun owners.

  4. eh... RFID isn't all it's cracked up to be.

    It's not like someone could sit in a room in DC and click "find this gun." At best, they'd have to drive a vehicle within a few hundred feet. And then, RFID is easily defeated with a simple thin metal barrier. (See RFID-blocking wallets.) The RFID chip couldn't be inside the metal structure of the weapon for that reason; which means it would either have to be on the outside of the weapon, or inside the handle under plastic grips. In that case, just remove it if it's on the outside, or look for what is about to be a new industry of RFID-blocking grips. (Hey, I just read the whole article, and look at that, that's what the US distributor recommends.)

    If I had a choice between two performance-identical weapons, one with RFID and one without, I would pick the one without. But I will make my purchase decision with that being the very last determinant. If the RFID-equipped weapon is absolutely the one I want, with the second-place being even slightly distant, I'll pick the RFID-equipped, then remove/block the RFID chip.

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    Obama is toast... chips in handguns is yet another clear violation of the Constitution, as we do not have to buy something we don't want. We do not want a government tracking chips in our own possessions. Enough with this Big Brother ********! Can't wait for this General election, it can't come fast enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Hurtley View Post
    It's not like someone could sit in a room in DC and click "find this gun." At best, they'd have to drive a vehicle within a few hundred feet. And then, RFID is easily defeated with a simple thin metal barrier. (See RFID-blocking wallets.) The RFID chip couldn't be inside the metal structure of the weapon for that reason; which means it would either have to be on the outside of the weapon, or inside the handle under plastic grips. In that case, just remove it if it's on the outside, or look for what is about to be a new industry of RFID-blocking grips. (Hey, I just read the whole article, and look at that, that's what the US distributor recommends.)

    If I had a choice between two performance-identical weapons, one with RFID and one without, I would pick the one without. But I will make my purchase decision with that being the very last determinant. If the RFID-equipped weapon is absolutely the one I want, with the second-place being even slightly distant, I'll pick the RFID-equipped, then remove/block the RFID chip.
    I am aware you can remove the chip. Shouldn't be there to begin with. There is a principle, among other things, involved. If you feel a-ok with it, more power to you. Then, you'll probably feel comfortable with what will be coming down the road. Your government is looking out for you Ed.
    "When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw away the scabbard."
    Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

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    First of all, where does Obama fit into this?? It's a foreign company with a very small footprint in this country that's chosen to put a chip in their firearms. I don't like Obama any more than the rest of you but I still can't see the link. What next....Obama is the reason N. Korea is a communist state?? Instead of blaming everything on your favorite, biggest target (BO) perhaps we should examine the issue with clear eyes.

    Besides, "President" Obama will become "Citizen" Obama in about 16 months and the next administration can start to clean up the mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    First of all, where does Obama fit into this?? It's a foreign company with a very small footprint in this country that's chosen to put a chip in their firearms. I don't like Obama any more than the rest of you but I still can't see the link. What next....Obama is the reason N. Korea is a communist state?? Instead of blaming everything on your favorite, biggest target (BO) perhaps we should examine the issue with clear eyes.

    Besides, "President" Obama will become "Citizen" Obama in about 16 months and the next administration can start to clean up the mess.
    I agree, well said

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    B2TALL,

    Nicely put
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  10. I was commenting solely on the gun company choosing to do this. I don't see this happening as a government-mandated thing at all. Biometric safeties fell away, this won't get traction either. I still think it's amazing people still claim Obama is out to destroy gun rights, when he hasn't done one thing to limit gun rights, even when the Dems controlled House, Senate, and White House.

    Why? Because the Dems now know that nationwide, there are too many Democrats out there now that believe firmly in gun rights (or at worst, are in districts that would vote them out if they supported gun control,) so things like that just won't fly. I mean, hell, the Dems HAD a super-majority for a short time, and still didn't get anything "drastically liberal" done!

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    I don't want to have to buy a gun that I have to dismantle so I can remove the chips. My gun is not a dog. It doesn't need a ID chip! Chip! Chip! Chip!
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