TO: Whom It May Concern
FROM: Linda Hill, et al
RE: Invention Proposal to Stop Mass Spree Killings
DATE: December 18, 2012
Problem: We won’t ever control people's sanity. Solution: We can control the guns they steal from us.
The design: a removable steel or heavy plastic fingerprint-reading lock placed over guns’ & rifles’ safety so the can't get to it to turn it off.
The logic: If a gun’s safety can’t be turned off, it can’t be used. The inspiration came from my laptop's fingerprint reader that takes ONE second to scan & “unlock”. Other locks won't work because combinations can be figured out (its usually a number the family member knows anyway) & keys get stolen, but a fingerprint belongs to just ONE person.
If no one besides the registered firearm user can unlock the safety:
- · Gun is safe from use by the mentally unstable
- · Gun is safe from use by children & other family
- · Family is safe from it being found & used against them first in home invasions
- · Registered user is safe from accidental firing during transport, storage, rest
- · Recreational activities won’t be limited since the authorized print has to be used to unlock the device. Unlock it and go.
- Other benefit is that firearm’s use will then be restricted to approved users & settings by the person who has to unlock it.
- · Invention discourages thieves. If they can’t break it off & use it or resell it, stealing it is pointless.
- · Invention won’t hinder emergency use as it takes one second to swipe the print & unlock
- · It allows police & military the peace of mind when they are off duty (officer’s child here in WA shot & killed his other child with the officer's own gun)
Other ideas for print safety lock:
- fingerprint locks can be placed on guns, gun cases, cabinets or any other gun storage container so collectors & enthusiasts can still collect
- fingerprint recognition can be for the registered gun owner & qualified additional users. All other users of that gun can go through the same registration procedures as the gun purchaser
- registered fingerprints could be put into other data bases (some folks will not like that, but so what)
This doesn't affect our Second Amendment rights, rather, the safety feature will emphasize a willingness to be responsible firearm owners. We, as a nation, have to take whatever action necessary to keep our guns out of the hands of those that intend to do us harm. A fingerprint is the only thing we have distinctly our own. The drawbacks: It won’t save the lives of those registered gun owners who snap or forget to lock the guns back up. It won’t stop someone willing to kill the owner to get their fingerprint; However, dismembering another person might be discouraging. This invention will cost owners, but we can keep cost down if we can find distributors willing to make it for the security of our children’s lives rather than their wallets’. For the price of a good helmet or car safety features, we should welcome this new addition.
What is asked of you is to either forward this email to people or get me a list of people you think would go forward with this project:
- · inventors
- · potential contributors
- · potential supporters
I don’t care to be rich; I want my little boy safe. My dream for this proposal is to make this thing & put it on mass killing weapons (maybe all legal handguns, it depends) within a reasonable amount of time. If we can make helmet laws & seatbelt laws to save lives, we can apply this device to solve this issue. I am a parent who will not take no for an answer & neither should you. I am just an artist with little resources & a proposal that desperately needs your help.
With sincerest hopes of hearing from you,
The Hill Family
Stephen & Linda Hill