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Chicago official wants gps tracking devices required on all guns

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013...urce=pulsenews

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CHICAGO OFFICIAL WANTS GPS TRACKING DEVICES REQUIRED ON ALL GUNS: ‘SAFETY IS…A MUCH MORE IMPORTANT ISSUE THAN PRIVACY’
Jan. 17, 2013 11:00pm Jason Howerton

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A Chicago alderman is asking City Council to hold hearings on a controversial gun control proposal that would require GPS tracking of all firearms, CBS Chicago reports.

Ald. Willie Cochran, of the 20th District, wants GPS chips implanted in all new guns, as well as retrofitted on existing firearms, so police can locate them if they go missing. Cochran is also a former police officer.

“Just like if your car gets stolen,” he explained, “OnStar can tell you where your car is. If your gun gets stolen, and you report it, we should be able to find that gun.”

As far as responsible gun owners’ right to privacy, Cochran isn’t really concerned about that.

“[S]afety is…a much more important issue than privacy,” he said.

“It is extremely important that we look past this privacy issue, at this point, and understand how important it is for us to address the issue of safety,” Cochran added.

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Cochran has introduced a resolution asking the Committee on Public Safety to hold hearings to receive testimony on the matter. A Massachusetts state senator from Boston has been pushing a similar measure in that state.
Cochran acknowledged it might be expensive to install GPS chips on current and future firearms, but not as expensive as the cost of gun violence to society.
“Let’s measure what it costs in hospital costs, lost wages, deaths,” he said.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not comment on the GPS proposal. However, Emanuel has vowed to push for even stricter gun laws than Chicago already has.

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"safety is … a much more important issue than privacy"

*le sigh*

The beauty of this, is that from a purely technical perspective, this is not at all feasible. First you'd need to find somewhere to actually MOUNT a GPS chip, then you'd have to have some kind of battery to power the damn thing. And since this is supposed to be an anti-theft measure, the mechanism must be hardened such that it is difficult to disable.

If nothing else, this man doesn't know a goddamn thing about how technology is actually implemented.
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Chicago official wants gps tracking devices required on all guns

The level of stupid has crossed over from ludicrous to adorable.
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"safety is … a much more important issue than privacy"

*le sigh*

The beauty of this, is that from a purely technical perspective, this is not at all feasible. First you'd need to find somewhere to actually MOUNT a GPS chip, then you'd have to have some kind of battery to power the damn thing. And since this is supposed to be an anti-theft measure, the mechanism must be hardened such that it is difficult to disable.

If nothing else, this man doesn't know a goddamn thing about how technology is actually implemented.

Nah, it isn't that hard to do, it would just suck....for chicagoans. COLORADO!!!

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"safety is a much more important issue than privacy"

*le sigh*

The beauty of this, is that from a purely technical perspective, this is not at all feasible. First you'd need to find somewhere to actually MOUNT a GPS chip, then you'd have to have some kind of battery to power the damn thing. And since this is supposed to be an anti-theft measure, the mechanism must be hardened such that it is difficult to disable.

If nothing else, this man doesn't know a goddamn thing about how technology is actually implemented.
this and I am sure all the gang bangers will start lining up really quickly to have their guns tagged with a gps chip.

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and when a bad guy knows where the chip is - dont you think that will be pried out immediately ? Good grief

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and when a bad guy knows where the chip is - dont you think that will be pried out immediately ? Good grief
common Mike, they would not do that, I am sure that would be illegal.

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and this guy was a cop? LOL....
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and this guy was a cop? LOL....
That was my first thought. I feel so safe.

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How about implanting a GPS chip in CRIMINALS (that includes ALL Chicago polititians) so we know where THEY are? Hey, their privacy be damned since its in the name of "safety".

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Chicago official wants gps tracking devices required on all guns

Who would even pay to have this done?!? I know I wouldn't. And they won't install that $h't for free.
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