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Congressman offers gun control bill inspired by spy movie

This news story was published on May 17, 2013.
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gunWASHINGTON, May 16 (UPI) — A House Democrat has proposed gun control legislation he says was inspired by the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall.”

Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., says his bill would encourage the development of weapons that could be fired only by their owners, The Hill reported Thursday.

In a statement, Tierney says that in the movie the super-spy “escapes death when his handgun, which is equipped with technology that recognizes him as its owner, becomes inoperable when it gets in the wrong hands.”

Tierney adds that the technology isn’t movie make-believe, “it’s a reality.”

His bill, the Personalized Handgun Safety Act, HB 2005, would prevent accidental deaths when a child gets hold a gun, Tierney said.

The bill calls for guns made in the United States to be built with the identification technology within two years after it becomes law. Older guns would have to be retrofitted with the technology within three years.

Gun makers who didn’t install the technology could be held liable.

The technology would be developed by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The bill is supported by the Children’s Defense Fund Action Council and co-sponsored by 13 Democrats in the House, including five Democratic members from Massachusetts.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

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6 Responses to Congressman offers gun control bill inspired by spy movie

  1. maybe Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I wonder if any of these democrats own stock in a gun or ammo company?

  2. LVS Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Putting in a law like this would do nothing to prevent the shootings that have occurred in Colorado, Sandy Hill or even Arizona. Just more B.S. by the Damorats to take away our gun rights. This will do nothing but raise the cost of buying a gun.

  3. Buzz Crumcutter Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Maybe this guy should introduce a bill that makes popcorn mandatory in all households too. After all, he might have saw that at the movies.

  4. Watchdog Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass. has a pipe dream.

    Just another attack on freedom by the Democrats!

  5. Jericho Jed Reply Report comment

    May 17, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I have several guns that are older and collectable. I will not desicrate them with that crap. If they want to put it on new guns that’s fine. How about throwing some money that way to keep the cost down?

    • Joao Do Carmo Reply Report comment

      May 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

      How about complete funding for this device by the Government.