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A Biometric Gun Lock That Even The NRA Might Like

 

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Omer Kiyani’s hands still shake when he remembers the day that changed the course of his life.

  He was 16 years old, riding in a car with a group of friends, when someone started firing a gun outside the car. Kiyani — who never identified the shooter and has trouble remembering the incident — was shot in the mouth. After several surgeries, his physical problems faded away, but the shooting left an indelible impression on his psyche.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Yes, he believes in making guns safer, but he’s not your typical safety advocate. He’s a gun owner himself, and he wants to control firearms in the most practical of ways. That’s why he founded Sentinl, a Detroit-based startup that’s designing a biometric gun lock called Identilock. Attaching to a gun’s trigger, it unlocks only when the owner applies a fingerprint. Now that he’s a father, Kiyani says, he’s even more motivated to keep guns out of the wrong hands and prevent his kids from having to go through the trauma he experienced. “I understand what can happen when you’re on the wrong side of a firearm,” he explains.

  His creation is different in three ways: it’s optional, it’s detachable, and it’s quick. Unlike biometric gun safes and other locking mechanisms, Kiyani says, the Identilock makes it as easy to access a firearm as it is to unlock an iPhone. He pitched hundreds of gun owners a variety of ideas over the course of his research, but it was the biometric lock they inevitably latched onto. “That was the key motivator for moving forward,” Kiyani remembers. “As I kept talking to people, not only did the idea get refined, but it was clear people wanted it.”

  Today, the Identilock is designed using entirely off-the-shelf components that have been proven effective in other industries. The biometric sensor, for example, has been used in other security applications and is approved by the FBI. Cobbling the sensor together from existing technologies was both a cost-saving endeavor and a strategic way to prove the product’s effectiveness more quickly. “If I were to go out and get one black eye, that would be it,” Kiyani says. “The goal was to take something that has already been validated, not have to reinvent the wheel.” “

 

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Colorado Public School Takes Students On A Field Trip To The Shooting Range

 

Craver Middle School Gun Trip

 

 

” School officials in Pueblo County, Colorado are bucking the anti-gun trend and recently approved a field trip for middle school students to a local shooting range where they learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.

” We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” Appleseed Instructor Elizabeth Blackwood told KRDO.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dismantling The Stigma Of Guns

 

Participants in Vernon's two-day conceal-and-carry course spend a full day in the classroom before heading to the firing range. - JOHN STURDY

 

” Interest in gun ownership has been growing across the country. The FBI conducted more than 21 million background checks of potential gun buyers in 2013, the most since the system was put into place in 1998. In Illinois 1.7 million people currently have firearm owner identification cards issued by the state police, including more than 150,000 in Chicago, up 30 percent since 2011.

  Illinois, and Chicago in particular, has historically had some of the most restrictive gun regulations in the country—from 1982 until 2010 it was illegal to possess a handgun in the city—but the laws are changing. Last July, under orders from a federal court, the General Assembly passed a law making Illinois the 50th state to allow residents to carry firearms in public. The state police began accepting conceal-and-carry permit applications in late December, and by late January nearly 33,000 had been approved pending background checks. Residents from rural areas downstate have signed up at the highest rates, but nearly a fourth of the applications came from Cook County.

  Vernon has been a firearm owner and activist for decades, but he doesn’t fit the stereotype of a gun nut. He’s a middle-class African-American who lives on Chicago’s south side. A former university administrator, he’s studied civil rights history for decades. A framed photo of Malcolm X hangs in the living room of his modest home. He voted against Mitt Romney in the last presidential election—though he can’t quite bring himself to admit that he cast a ballot for President Obama.”

 

The Reader offers a lengthy profile on Mr Jordan and the state of gun ownership in Chicago .

HT/Katie Pavlich

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents Argue Teaching Young Kids To Shoot Prevents Gun Accidents

 

 

TEACHING KIDS ABOUT GUNS

 

” As two adults stood next to him to help hold his shoulder, Charlie Doxey, then 4 years old, took aim with a machine gun that was longer than he is tall, and fired.

” Is that fun, Charlie?” an adult nearby asked him, as the little boy smiled.

  Charlie was one of several children at a family get-together hosted outside of Atlanta, where young kids can learn how to shoot while their parents look on — and this was not Charlie’s first time.

” I knew that he was safe,” said Charlie’s mother Jennifer Doxey. “Guns don’t have to be bad. They’re good, they’re fun, you can have family fun with them.”

Georgia law allows fully automatic rifles in the state as long as they were obtained before 1986.”

     This should be a non-issue as the left is all about Education, Education, Education … A more educated individual is a more capable individual thus the resounding success of the NRA’s Eddie Eagle program . If they could just see past their blind hatred of a simple piece of metal with no will of it’s own their own hypocrisy would be revealed to them . they have no problem “educating” 5 year-olds about the joys of sex so why should they object to a child learning about the capabilities of firearms ?
    One can easily make the case that we are already seeing a significant reduction in accidental firearms deaths even as the percentage of guns per person continues to soar . Accidental shootings don’t even make it into the top five in terms of annual deaths . The average citizen has an exponentially greater risk of dying from a fall , in a fire , being poisoned , dying in a car wreck or even drowning that they do of being accidentally shot . You are four times more likely to chock to death than to be accidentally shot and educating children in the use of firearms can only bring the number lower as the success of the NRA program demonstrates .
    Of course reason is not what governs the debate over the gun issue . Nor is the issue public safety . We all know what the forces of the State and their allies in the media are after … it is CONTROL . 

Missouri Gov. Signs Gun-Safety Course For First-Graders

 

 

 

” Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The new law stops short of requiring schools to teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. But by putting it in state law, Missouri is providing one of the stronger state-sanctioned endorsements of the NRA-sponsored firearms safety course, which the group says is taught to about 1 million children annually.

The legislation also transfers the responsibility for issuing identification cards for concealed gun permits from driver’s license clerks to local sheriffs. That change was prompted by concerns that the state licensing agency’s procedures had infringed on people’s privacy rights.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Battlestar Galactica’ Actress Katee Sackhoff Loses Twitter Star Power For Upholding Gun Rights

 

 

” Katee Sackhoff, the Hollywood actress known for her tomboyish, gun-toting star roles in hard-charging action flicks and TV shows — including one as mercurial but talented pilot Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on the television series “Battlestar Galactica” — has taken a Twitter hit for her pro-gun messages.

She tweeted on Monday: “On a lighter note since I’ve lost half my followers due to talking about gun safety … the sun is shining and Happy Monday. Love your neighbor today.”

     If you Tweet and support the Second Amendment give her a follow @kateesackhoff . Show her your support . She is deserving of it . She is certainly one of the smarter and more honest celebrities in Hollywood.

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Guy In Bloomberg Gun-Control Ads Breaks All The Major Rules Of Gun Safety

 

 

 

” We’ve talked about this before. When it comes to gun safety, the physicians in the Democratic Party are not so into healing themselves.

In the latest example, we have Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $12 million ads, which Emily Miller points out, break the three first rules of gun safety. The NRA isn’t just an association of those who treasure their Second Amendment rights. It’s also the biggest gun safety organization in the U.S., and it teaches these rules every day.

Mr. Bloomberg’s organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, produced two ads featuring a man holding a shotgun, wearing plaid flannel with a camouflage cap and sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck. While a child swings on a tire in the background, the man says, “I support comprehensive background checks so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns.”

The ad does not specify if the man is an actor, but the text accompanying it says he is a “gun owner.” Either way, the man violates all three gun safety rules taught by the National Rifle Association (NRA).”

 

 

 

 

Sheriff Clarke: “Calling 911 And Waiting Is No Longer Your Best Option”

 

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office released a new public service announcement regarding gun safety on Thursday, January 24th that is getting attention for its bluntness.

In the PSA, Sheriff David Clarke says, “With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back. But are you prepared?”

He goes on to say, “You have a duty to protect yourself and your family. We’re partners now. Can I count on you?”

 

Common Sense You Would Say …

 

“He is saying we are responsible, in a lot of cases for our own personal safety,” said Schneider.”

 

 

But Not To The Usual Handwringers …

 

 

” Bonavia says Clarke is asking citizens to become vigilantes. “

 

 

And They Include The Man Who Tried To Steal Scott Walker’s Seat In The Governor’s Mansion …

 

” The office of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement: “Apparently Sheriff David Clark (sp) is auditioning for the next Dirty Harry movie.” “

 

 

To Which Clarke Responded …

 

 

”Several years ago a tire iron-wielding suspect beat Mayor Tom Barrett to within inches of his life.  I would think that he would be a lot more sensitive to people being able to defend themselves in such instances.  A firearm and a plan of defense would have come in handy for him that day.”

 

 

 

 

NRA Releases Shooting Game For Ages 4+

 

 

 

” The National Rifle Association, which has been critical of the gaming industry in the debate surrounding potential gun control legislation, has rolled out its own app where users can take target practice.

NRA: Practice Range, a new iTunes app released Sunday by the nation’s largest gun-industry lobby, offers users a shooting-practice feature, tips on safety training and a state-by-state gun law database.

The free app dispenses standard gun safety mantras before the user can begin to shoot: “Use only the correct ammunition for your gun;” “Never use alcohol or drugs before or while shooting;” “Know your target and what is beyond it.”

 

Over 1,000 Educators Apply for Armed Teacher Training

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” The Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced in a January 9 release that over 1,000 educators have applied for its partner foundation’s Armed Teacher Training Program first publicized December 20, 2012. Applications are still being accepted via online survey.

“The original intent was to simply offer free firearm training to 24 teachers in order to show that teachers could be an
effective deterrent to mass murder in schools,” BFA wrote.

In the wake of the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, interest from teachers and other school employees was much higher than the pro-Second Amendment group anticipated.

“After three weeks, we have received well over 1,000 requests for this training. So while the goal is still the same, the scope of this program has changed significantly,” BFA explained before answering a number of frequently asked questions “

DC Dolt

  ” This week’s outrage comes to us from our nation’s capital, where D.C.’s decidedly anti-gun mayor is apoplectic over a billboard ad placed last month by the National Shooting Sports Foundation.  

So what was it about the billboard ad that so raised the ire of D.C.’s mayor, Vincent Gray?  Well, the billboard says “Hey D.C. — It’s time for your first shot,” and features a picture of a woman holding a paper target.  The billboard, which is simply an advertisement for NSSF’s “First Shots” gun safety and training seminars, so incensed Mayor Gray that he called the sign “offensive” and “irresponsible.” “

If you are looking for a camp for your teenagers you might consider this one run by the NRA .

  “Summer camp provides long-lasting friendships, forever memories, and unforgettable fun times. Camp offer opportunities to kids that they may not have a chance to participate in any other time such as horseback riding, canoeing, or ropes courses. A truly unique summer camp experience is at the NRA Whittington Center in northeast New Mexico. Every year, the NRA Whittington Center hosts Adventure Camp for 13- to 17-year-olds in two-week sessions. Adventure camp focuses on training and firearm safety. Campers will spend a half day on each of the Whittington Center’s 17 sophisticated ranges, with extensive classroom training and safety courses.

NRA Whittington Center Adventure Camp provides the summer camp experience of a lifetime!

Since the camp’s inception in 1988, over 2,200 campers from all over the United States as well as from all over the world, have successfully learned how to shoot, hunt, and become self-reliant, self-respecting teenagers. Fifty-six campers attend each two-week session and get to fire about 1,300 rounds from pistols, rifles, shotguns, and muzzleloaders. One of the more popular features at Adventure Camp is the opportunity to fire a donated .50 BMG Barrett at the Whittington Center’s 1,000-yard high-powered rifle range.”

A camper favorite the Barrett .50 BMG.

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