This is going to get interesting!
Maybe we can find some people that actually know something
about guns to contribute.
My contribution to policies:
People that refuse to defend
themselves and rely on police for security should pay a special tax to fund these
protection services (similar to the California SRA Fire fee (tax) for rural
Comments to yours:
guns have already serial numbers!
Gun registration (as you propose) is
the start of gun confiscation (study history someday), I don’t think that
will happen in this country (USA)
Making the NRA partially responsible
when the pharmaceutical industry is pushing the drugs that were involved in all
of the latest mass shootings is also questionable.
I am not against background checks;
we have that already. I am not sure how you can talk the criminals into taking
a background check before obtaining a firearm for a crime spree.
Equally important to a check is that
the firearm owner is getting the training to properly use the firearm,
including the criminal, civil and social consequences of using them. That is
something that I find lacking in most firearm owners.
Brainstorming about future systems
is great, just keep in mind that we already have about 300.000.000 firearms in
circulation that will not have biometrics or remote control. (brings up an idea
of creating an ontology of how to sell that kind of technology: Ooops, you
cannot use your firearm that you have been carrying for years on your side because
your fingerprint reader cannot recognize your sweaty trigger finger and you
cannot keep it still enough while that drugged attacker is stabbing you
repeatedly. At least the attacker cannot do anything with that gun either,
unless he takes your finger with it). Or even better: No cell signal, gun is
I think the only value such an exercise has is to maybe educate
a few people that know nothing about guns. That would be small progress.
This is probably not the right forum for this.
[mailto:ontolog-forum-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pavithra
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 5:13
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum]
Ontology for Gun Control
I think we should develop Ontology for Gun
Control policy. That would help our society to reduce
violence. and put this forum for some good use.
These are my ideas: (These are first
cut at the requirements)!
- We should have policy to support
the following :
- People should have background
check, and obtain Gun operation permit to operate a Gun
- People should have permit &
registration to own a gun.
- Gun owners should have insurance,
in case of misuse to cover the victims and NRA should be partly responsible for
- Gun Manufactures should have a Gun
identification number inscribed to each GUN ( Like VIN for vehicles GIN for
Guns). They can use smart chip to do so as well.
- Government should create an
agency or part of an agency to handle Gun ownerships similar to DMV, to
maintain, registration info about Guns and owners, permits, background
checks and insurance.
For future Technology Solutions ..
- Gun Manufactures should use smart
chip to capture owners bio metrics and GUN Id and there should be private
Key and Public key policy to operate the guns. So Smart Chip can
verify the owners biometrics before letting the gun fire, ( private key
stuff) and only law authority should have access to public keys to
lock the guns in case of crime or illegal usage.
- To do this you do not need a smart chip, Law Authorities
can use mechanical remote locking like in cars, using public keys to stop
the guns from firing.
- If we have smart chip capability, Law agencies should be provided with
technological ability to trace the guns using smart chips and read the
information off of it remotely and to help control gun usage to stop criminal
.. we can collaborate and refine such ideas for the ontology
and help law makers ??
From: Jack Park
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 7:19
Subject: Re: [ontolog-forum] FW: