Ques­tions about gun safety

Los Angeles Times - - OPINION -

Re “‘Smart’ guns un­der fire,” June 15

First, a photo with the ar­ti­cle shows the chief ex­ec­u­tive of “smart” gun maker Ar­matix USA Inc. hold­ing a firearm with her fin­ger on the trig­ger. This vi­o­lates a fore­most gun safety rule: Keep your fin­ger away from the trig­ger un­til you are ready to fire.

Sec­ond, whereas the ma­jor­ity of hand­guns are kept for home de­fense pur­poses, one must con­sider: When sec­onds mat­ter, who wants to have to reach for and de­ac­ti­vate a safety de­vice be­fore reach­ing for the gun?

Fred Kong

Los An­ge­les

This ar­ti­cle is fur­ther proof that “gun rights ac­tivists” op­posed to safety tech­nol­ogy live in a fan­tasy world where old-fash­ioned shoot­ing irons are con­nected to their pre­cious bod­ily flu­ids, and no re­spon­si­bil­ity at­tached to gun own­er­ship can be tol­er­ated.

Re­nee Leask


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