Holder Wants Gun Owners to Wear Bracelets to Activate Their Firearms

Attorney General Eric Holder wants to explore what he calls “common sense” gun reforms, like mandating that gun owners would have to wear bracelets before they could activate their firearms.

Holder made his remarks while testifying before a U.S. House of Representatives appropriations committee on Friday. He acknowledged the existence of the Second Amendment, which gives people the unqualified right to own and carry weapons, but nevertheless expressed support for several gun control measures that he described as “common sense reforms.”

“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,” said Holder, referring to so-called “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.”

A smart gun requires the shooter to be wearing a bracelet or watch with an RFID chip that communicates with the gun and allows it to fire. (RELATED: ‘Smart gun’ would require shooter to be wearing watch before firing)

The National Rifle Association opposes such technology, writing last year that “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.”

Holder’s testimony concerned the Department of Justice’s budget requests for fiscal year 2014. Holder would like Congress to allocate increased funding — an additional $380 million — for gun safety programs. About $2 million would go toward the development of gun safety technologies, such as fingerprint-responsive mechanisms and GPS trackers. These technologies could make it easier for law enforcement to tell when guns are missing or stolen. (RELATED: New York state offers $500 reward for reporting gun owners)

However, they could also stoke fears of the federal government keeping tabs on gun owners, as some state governments do. (RELATED: Law-abiding Connecticut gun owners may face FELONY CHARGES for failing to register weapons)

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  • Dean Updegraff

    This is bullshit

  • Dean Updegraff

    I know it is truth, what I am trying to say in my redneck way is that what he is proposing is BS. What we need is better laws to protect us gun owners, not more that put more restrictions on us.

  • Steve Taylor

    I know some bracelets he could wear

    • Khrisia Rosen

      Rightpup his back side!

  • Khrisia Rosen

    Forget that BS comment about “common sense” reforms! How many ways do we have to tell you SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED means shove your reforms where the light don’t shine!?!!!

  • don jordan

    Stupid, Stupid….if there is eco interaction. What stops government from blocking signal and directly disarming the population…..

  • don jordan

    Not eco RFI signal

  • Jim Dean

    First problem is reliability. If this fails, you die. Second problem is the fact that any system like this requires that the gun and ring communicate. This means that an outside force can easily disable the gun.

    • Daniel

      I’m sure that’s their ultimate goal. If you get pulled over for speeding, the cop can disable your weapon from his car.

  • The Knight

    How stupid and ignorant is Joe Biden and Eric Holder ??? Big Gov to the American Citizen … “We’re going to regulate you one way or another … At all cost … to the point that you DON’T have any Second Amendment rights unless we decide to give them to you on provisional basis.”

    • Phil McMorrow

      They never learned that our rights do not come from the Government, but from God. God loves a hollow point pistol round.

    • TexRancher

      Subversive is the word you’re looking for! That should cover the whole corrupted former democrat now socialist party! Have you ever seen a more Anti-AMERICAN bunch in our government? What is the total count? 70 avowed communists in Congress, all democrats, how many communist CZARS appointed by Kenya Boy? Then there are the muslim infiltrators……..I’m sure there are more to add to the list!

  • Howard Grafwaite

    …so far the only guns proven unsafe are the ones government thugs carry into businesses to threaten people, and those used by Dem-backed thugs to attack children in schools, people in malls, theaters, Military Bases….you name it…

  • Rev. William Barber

    “common since reforms” is always code for here comes the bullshit.

    • Phil McMorrow

      You took the words right out of my mouth, Brother.

    • TexRancher

      Just like reform means AMNESTY for foreign national ILLEGAL ALIENS who have invaded and now occupy this country protected by Obama and his cohorts in Congress! AMNESTY for one is AMNESTY for all and this country will turn into another third world cesspool over night!

      The AMNESTY CONSPIRATORS are aiding and abetting this assault on the sovereignty of this country and should by dealt with like the TRAITORS they are!

  • David Argo

    The common sense thing to do is to use the money and get the bad guys off the streets so we can enjoy our 2nd Amendment freedoms in the woods or on the range

  • Brandon AKA WILD-MAN

    Eric Holder, the King of Liberal Logic! Eric Holder thinks activating bracelets for gun owners is a necessity, but an ID to Vote is not? Is one of those rights any more or less of a right? NO! Please do enlighten us dear Sheeple!

    • Phil McMorrow

      Outstanding point to make! A huge thumbs up to you.

  • Todd Elliott

    can you imagine what the F’ing guns would cost? what does he think we are all using battery operated ray guns? he is such an idiot

  • James Maxwell

    How about a brain bracelte for the Socialist Democrats who apparently shoot off their
    mouth before placing their ass in gear

  • charlie

    why is this SOB not hanging from a rope for his daily conspiracy to subvert the Constitution of the USA. and his refusal to enforce the laws of this nation

  • Phil McMorrow

    The larvae in a pile of Dog feces have a higher IQ than this POS so-called Attorney General.

  • Roy Mallmann

    Eric Holder is the one who should be wearing bracelets as in handcuffs.

  • James

    Sounds like shades of Hitler before he took everyone’s guns away to protect them. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN MY COUNTY!!!

  • Wayne Ogilvy

    Yeah, well I want him to wear a high voltage shock collar so that every time he decides to pick and choose which laws he decides to enforce he will get a shocking reminder that he is to enforce ALL laws equally for all persons unless they violate the supreme law of the land in which case they are null and void. “Can I please be the one controlling the collar ?”

  • Hank

    This will cost a fortune to integrate into some of the old weapons in many individuals inventory. Way out of line to make this kind of proposal.

  • Mark 2112

    this is merely another form of branding like the Jewish people in the concentration camps.

  • junkmailbin

    cranial rectal impaction

  • Lorraine E

    Eric Fast & Furious Holder isn’t going to bother criminals who don’t obey any gun laws and use illegal guns in crimes because they are useful idiots to be used as an excuse to disarm legal law abiding citizens of their second amendment rights with 1001 cuts to our rights.
    We have God given rights to protect ourselves and no government or one world government has a right to disarm us. People who have not been brain washed by the corporate lying media or government indoctrination centers know that history has proven that after the citizens of a country are disarmed, their government murders most of them.

  • Nonameever

    Holder: We Want to Explore Tracking Bracelets for Every American Citizen. ‘We can never be safe, as long as we are free.’ Attributed to AG Holder. Every American Black would welcome the loving thought of a bracelet, or a ankle bracelet, mandated by the government, to track every American’s location at all times, to make us all safe.

  • Nonameever

    US Atty General Holder wants to remind all American citizens, that evil Anglos broke the bracelets that loving masters required their charges to wear, and now that Obama is in the Whitehouse, we can freely return to arm bracelets and ankle bracelets for our own good.

  • 2War Abn Vet

    Holder should be wearing bracelets; two of them hooked together.


    I want Holder to wear double bracelets that click to face all the charges that he violated his Oath of Office, and all the friggin lies .

  • rikker45

    Hey holder. piss off you a&&wipe. your a crook and a piece of crap.

  • Nunya Beeswax

    Next will be a chip in your hand to use the gun!

  • Mario

    Wait, I forgot my bracelet! Really? These jackasses need to know and understand that the law was already written, and they have no say whatsoever… Mr. Fast & Furious and his alumni are going the absolute wrong way…

  • Let the truth be known

    What a underhanded way to disarm the populace. . . .the radio frequency on the firearm and bracelet would have to be standard and issued by the FCC. Right now the cell phone that most of us carry transmits on a frequency issued by the FCC. It is possible right now to get a frequency jammer for less than $100 that will jam any phone within 50-100-200 feet of the jammer. So as a potential thug attemting to rob a citizen all you would have to have is a jammer. and your potential victim is disarmed amd is helpless.

  • junkmailbin

    holder needs to get the lip ring off the chain to obamas crouch

  • foxxybey

    I want Holder to wear a muzzle so when he does I will, like heck.

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  • Shadow_58

    Holder, why don’t you try yourself to put one of the da*n bracelets on me?

  • CurlyTheAmericanInfidel

    Common sense my tokus. The man wouldn’t know common sense if it looked him in the face. He is definitely not qualified to occupy the chair he is in. The only reason he is there is to apply his & obama’s form of law. Both of those 2 would not have graduated (if they ever did) without help from the Left.

  • CurlyTheAmericanInfidel

    Yea, I’m a hater. Boo Hoo if you disagree with me, go whine to someone who cares.

  • Brainmasher

    How long until the anti gun roaches use this technology to disable firearms?

  • Kent2012

    eric von holder, minister of justice and gun sales, along with many others in the current administration should be required to wear a remote anal probe…..if less than 1,000 Real Americans do not allow the voltage to flow eric will be silent in public….

  • Capt. Parker

    I want Holder to wear bracelets too!
    You know, the stainless steel kind that lock behind your back.
    I would be fine with these “bracelets” being remove just as soon as he stops breathing after being hanged for his crimes against the Constitution, this nation, and WE THE PEOPLE.

  • coastx

    All perverts have the same thing in common. Their game is to talk you out of being able to defend yourself against their assault.

    A-MERRY-CANS are perfect game. They’re stupid, simple minded, easy to manipulate into doing and eating just about anything you put in front of them, and they are naturally inclined to debauchery.


  • TexRancher

    What we need instead of a Holder bracelet for gun owners, is a case hardened locator bracelet for all members of Congress!

  • TexRancher

    Holder is the one who should be wearing bracelets! Obama, Holder, Reid and Pelosi are some of the reasons the Founding Fathers gave us the 2nd Amendment to protect our God given Rights!

  • Capt. Parker

    When Congress makes both Holder and Obama (let’s go ahead and include Reid, Pelosi, Clinton, Boehner, etc.) wear 13 turns of hemp …… get back to me on this.

  • Chemiker

    Holder needs to be wearing bracelets. The kind that needs a key.

  • machodog

    The idiocy in the gun debate is running rampant. I’m totally positive that the crooks will be the first in line for those bracelets.

  • JJM123

    Let Holder have his bodyguards wear the bracelets. And when the technology fails one portion of our problems might also fail.

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  • Art Hock

    Eric (the idiot) Holder ought to wear a bracelet around his neck with a ball and chain.

  • Incredulous1

    Why not just tattoo a Scarlet “G” on every gun owner’s forehead?