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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

JPFO Alert: Kodiak Arms "Intelligun" Perhaps Well Intended, But Still Threat to Gun Owners

Today's JPFO Alert notes that although the people behind Kodiak Arms' "Intelligun" appear to have vastly more honorable intentions than other "smart gun" technology manufacturers, they're still making some very disturbing wrong choices.

And why is Gentry, with his vow that his technology will not be used to restrict freedom, more willing to trust the government's hired muscle with guns whose default setting is to fire every time the trigger is pulled, with or without batteries, than he is to trust private citizens with that same vital feature? Why are they the "Only Ones" worthy of that trust?

Gentry is clearly far better for American gun owners than the people behind Armatix, but that's still not good enough.

And as always, if you haven't seen all the great JPFO Alerts written by David, Nicki, Claire, and Mama Liberty, you owe it to yourself to fix that.


Anonymous said...

Apparently, the Intelligun feature only works with M-1911 pistols. But the 1911 is a single action, and a lot of people want double action or striker-fired "safe action" (e.g., Glock) pistols. That's because they want a heavier trigger pull, to prevent accidental discharges. (And also to make it hard for a prosecutor or a plaintiff's lawyer to claim that a weapon used in a defensive shooting had a hair trigger.)

In fact, most police departments only allow double action or Glock-type "safe action" sidearms. And some police departments allow the 1911, but only for certain special units (such as S.W.A.T. teams).

This technology could open a legal can of worms for anyone being sued or prosecuted after a defensive shooting. You use a Colt .45 with the Intelligun feature, but then they say you were reckless because the gun had a light trigger pull. You use a Glock or a S&W 5946 with an eight-pound trigger pull, they can say you were reckless because the weapon did not have "smart gun" technology.

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Good points, Anon. Apparently, they plan to have "Intelliguns" for other types of handguns soon.