AG’s gun bracelet push not going over well: ‘Dear Eric Holder, I have some bracelets for you’

Testifying before a House appropriations committee hearing Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder said he wants to explore “common sense” gun control measures such as allowing guns to operate only when wearing an electronic bracelet tied to the weapon.

“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,” Holder said, explaining the “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.”

What neither Holder nor the “technology people” he spoke with on the issue seem to realize is that when a person is using a weapon in self-defense, he’s not “enjoying” his Second Amendment rights — he’s exercising them. In such a life and death situation, no one has the time to worry about bracelets.

Twitter users had some interesting observations, as well as some fun with his comments, and Twitchy was on hand to collect all the good ones — starting out with this:


Followed up by author/commentator Michele Malkin:


Then the Gateway Pundit’s Jim Holt had this to add:


Here are a few more:





Malkin, who has been a thorn in the side of the entire Obama administration from day-1, retweeted this photo and message along with her own personal close:


Twitter user Paul picked up on this right away and thought, “Why stop at the wrist?”


Just like universal gun registration, “smart gun” technology punishes the law-abiding citizen while doing nothing against the criminal.

Check out more tweets compiled by Twitchy here and here.

Watch Holder’s remarks below, then check out “ Ick! Kids complain about Michelle Obama’s school lunch in pictures; would her kids eat this?.”


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