Gun shop owner threatened for selling hi-tech, secure weapons

| May 4, 2014

It’s interesting to note that so many people who scream loudly about their freedoms are quick to stop others from exercising their freedoms—like threatening an honest businessman for exercising his right to sell a product. But, that’s what terrorists do—hide behind a mask of false patriotism and freedom when what they’re really angling for is a clear channel to lord over others and enforce their will on the masses. Stalinists are alive and well in the U.S., but they’ve fooled the masses into thinking they are patriots rather than totalitarians and domestic jihadists. But, that’s the type of hype and hypocrisy most would-be tyrants have used throughout history.

It’s also interesting that t they want to deprive folks who want the option of owning a weapon that can’t be turned against them, say in the instance of a home break in or a fight in which a person loses their weapon—say a police officer. What are these people going to do when even more advanced weapons that require a specific DNA signature to fire hit the market?

Gun shop nixes plans to sell smart gun after death threats

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By Jessica Chasmar-The Washington TimesUpdated: 1:54 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2014

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Andy Raymond

The owner of a Maryland firearms shop has canceled plans to sell a smart gun following backlash from people who think the technology will infringe on their rights as gun owners.

Andy Raymond, co-owner of Engage Armament, in Rockville, said his decision came after receiving death threats for plans to sell the Armatix iP1 .22-caliber handgun, which can only function with an accompanying wristwatch.

“You’re going to get what’s coming to you,” was among the messages he received, Mr. Raymond said, as reported by Fox News.

“They told my business partner they would burn down the shop. I try to be reasonable with people but I guess I made a mistake,” he said.

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