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AG Eric Holder proposes that gun owners be required to wear tracking bracelets

The Washington Free Beacon reported a story that may have gun owners clutching their weapons a little more tightly. On Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he wants the Department of Justice (DOJ) to consider a requirement that gun owners wear a tracking bracelet.

The federal government is looking into requiring gun owners to wear special bracelets which could be activated by fingerprints before shooting a gun.
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The idea would be to combine fingerprints and the bracelet into a formidable tracking device. Through electronic manipulation, only the licensed gun owner would be able to shoot their weapon.

Holder claims this technology would allow citizens to have their Second Amendment rights while decreasing the weapon’s misuse. The DOJ has sought nearly $383 million for their gun safety budget.

The Opposing Views website reported that The National Rifle Association (NRA) doesn’t support electronic bracelets or any other similar technology. The NRA had previously issued the following statement last year:

“We are opposed to government mandates that require the use of expensive, unreliable features, such as grips that would read your fingerprints before the gun will fire.”

More details about this story are available at the Washington Free Beacon website.

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