The former governor of Alaska wrote on her Facebook page:
“Eric, you can replace my identifying bracelets with your government marker when you pry them off my cold, dead wrists.”
Holder, a gun control advocate, told a House appropriations subcommittee on Friday that the Justice Department wants to explore technological innovations, to include gun bracelets, to see how “guns can be made more safe.”
The ideal behind the technology is that a gun will only operate if the user is wearing an electronic bracelet tied to the weapon.
Palin also included a photo of three bracelets she routinely wears in her post, with an explanation of what each one represents.
Hey Eric, these are my identifying bracelets:
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.”
The description was followed by her comment that Holder would have to pry her identifying bracelets off her “cold, dead wrists”
Critics say Holder was not advocating tracking bracelets.
Before a House subcommittee, Holder explained that while the Senate was debating new gun control measures last year, he and the vice president met with people who were working on technological innovations in gun manufacturing. “[W]e talked about how guns can be made more safe,” he said, as transcribed by the conservative site Washington Free Beacon. “By making them either through fingerprint identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.”
Holder was talking about things like the Gun Box, a storage device for firearms that can only be opened when the owner passes a radio frequency ID (RFID) chip over it, the sort of thing in your credit cards that lets you tap instead of swiping. The Gun Box embeds its RFID chip in a bracelet. Need your gun? Wave your hand over your storage box and it opens — but your kids and criminals can’t gain access.
Below Video: “One of the things we learned when we were trying to pass those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and talked about how guns can be made more safe by making them either though fingerprint identification, the gun talks to a bracelet that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon,” Holder said, explaining the “smart gun” technology.
“It’s those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights while at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things we see on a daily basis, where people, kids especially, are struck down.”
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