12 Feb '13, 3pm

Gun Control: What About Technology?

That’s certainly true, and speed itself would be a possible question in this regard. And if you’re a police officer, those considerations would be extremely important, and presumably the technology would have to be ready to do so. Now, I’m reminded of another technological breakthrough of a sort that dates back more than a decade, which is holsters. New York state police officers, for example, all have holsters, where it’s very difficult for somebody who’s not wearing a holster to easily withdraw a gun from the holster. And a police officer will show you. In fact, I’ve seen demonstrations where an officer needs to make three fairly distinctive moves once his or her hand is on the service weapon, to remove it from the holster before it can be fired. But they can do that relatively quickly. But for someone reaching behind an officer to pull a gun from the holster, it’s virtu...

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