Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced how the DOJ is “exploring” the use of gun tracking through smart gun bracelets, which only allow a gun to work if the user is wearing an accompanying bracelet with RFID chip.
American gun owners have overwhelmingly rejected the idea of gun tracking/enabling bracelets, partly because of their cost and unreliability, but mostly because they would be a gross infringement of the Second Amendment.
Sarah Palin, who has already said we are on a “dangerous path” to tyranny, is not taking Holder’s comments lightly, and warning him that proceeding with more gun control may result in the government discovering the original intent of the Second Amendment, which is to defend against government tyranny.
According to Breitbart:
After Attorney General Eric Holder revealed that he was considering forcing gun owners to wear identifying bracelets, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin harshly warned him that he better not even think about trying to implement the idea.
“Eric, ‘You don’t want to go there, buddy,’” she declared on Wednesday.
Palin went on to describe the three bracelets she wears on a daily basis, and their significance:
One honors our military;
One honors independent Americans who have a healthy distrust of Washington’s permanent political class and who will fight against elitists hell-bent on fundamentally transforming the USA;
And one celebrates the year 1791 – that glorious year our Bill of Rights came to be, with the cross and bones symbol representing our Founders’ “Death to Tyranny” commitment, and on each side you’ll see symbols of my faith. Complete with Swarovski crystals, I might add.”
She channeled her inner Charleton Heston with a parting shot at Holder.
“Eric, you can replace my identifying bracelets with your government marker when you pry them off my cold, dead wrists,” Palin then added.
Sarah Palin is correct that Holder needs to stay away from more gun control. The American people don’t support more gun control, because they have realized that gun control doesn’t work.
The smart gun bracelets that Holder is “exploring” are a really bad idea. They are prohibitively expensive and the technology is extremely unreliable. They are susceptible to being tracked and hacked, and can be shut down remotely. No gun owner with any intelligence would rely on this technology to protect a life.
This is not really about gun “safety”, but a thinly veiled attempt at more gun control. The fact that Holder is even mentioning this just shows how he is pursuing President Obama’s anti-gun agenda. But the American people won’t stand for it.