RFID Technology in Guns

Looks like there’s a bill in New Jersey.  I’ve been waiting for some clever anti-gun person to figure out that you can make gun owners lives miserable through mandated RFID tags.  Especially in a state like New Jersey, where gun ownership and sport shooting has been made so incredibly legally risky.

Imagine police being able to tell whether you have a gun in your car without having to search it.  Now imagine you get lost on the way to a match and pass a police car who gets a blip on his RFID scanner that the person in that vehicle is an evil gun owner.  Instant Felony charge!  You deviated from the most direct path.  Too bad for you.  Go directly to jail where you belong!

7 Responses to “RFID Technology in Guns”

  1. Robb Allen says:

    And how will they determine you’ve not deactivated the RFID with such nefarious things like tinfoil? And will they require all older weapons to be retrofitted?

    Again, this has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with exerting control.

  2. Anthony says:

    Hope you are not carrying your new passport with the RFID chips in them.

    Just a little fyi, the RFID chips do not like microwaves or those pin hammers.

  3. Weer'd Beard says:

    And if crooks can cobble together scanners that can clone Cell Phones and Credit cards, you’ll be damn sure they’ll figure out a way to hack this system. This means they can “War drive” to find homes with guns in them and wait for the house to be vacant….or they can walk up to somebody lawfully carrying and give them one to the back of the head, take the gun, and whatever cash they may have (if you have a $1000 1911 on your hip in a $200 holster, you probably have more than lint in your pockets)

    VERY bad indeed!

  4. BobG says:

    Notice that the police guns are not required to have them?

  5. Navy Vet from Jersey says:

    There’s nothing like BBB (Big Brother Bullshit) to discourage the subjects of a tyranny from exercising their rights, is there?

  6. HerrBGone says:

    Wal*Mart is already doing this with some(?) BB guns. A while back I picked up a Daisy 15XT at my local Wally. There was the obvious RFID tag in the blister pack that you could see from outside the package. What was less obvious was the second RFID tag stashed inside the right hand grip in the BB gun itself! It’s the left side grip panel that snaps off to insert a CO2 cylinder. The right grip is probably never removed by most people. The second RFID tag was placed badly and a wee bit was visible through the frame when there wasn’t a CO2 cylinder in place. Of course this being inside the sealed plastic packaging means that it was put there at the Daisy factory…

    BB guns, I know. But if they’re putting RFID tags in those where else are they being stashed?

  7. The New Jersey bill (A 4061) is certainly draconian, but it appears to have been introduced in NJ’s 212th legislative session, and this is the 213th. In other words, I think the bill is dead. That’s not to say that an equivalent bill isn’t slithering around, but I don’t know of one.