Miguel writes about a company in Florida that embed GPS tracking into firearms that allows them to be tracked via an iPhone app. Much like smart guns, I don’t mind this technology per-se, provided it lives or dies by the free market. If people want this kind of tracking in their firearms, more power too them.
But the fear is that such technology, once available, will be mandated. In a lot of ways, this kind of tracking is a hell of a lot more attractive to the state than smart gun technology. Technocrats love this kind of shit, because it offers at least some illusion of control. For all the talk about Trump being an authoritarian from the left, I sure do wish the left would look at the plank in their own eye before pointing out the splinter in someone else’s. In 2016, there’s plenty of authoritarianism going around in both parties.