First Personalized Firearm
iGun Technology Corp's
Position on Personalized Firearms
Corp. (iTC) is comprised of a dedicated management team and work force, many of whom are
active shooters, hunters, and proud NRA members. We have decades of combined experience in
several of America's finest firearms companies.
iTC realizes that the concept of a
personalized firearm can conjure up fears of potential legislation, safety concerns, and
technology limitations. These concerns are our concerns as well and we have given them
careful consideration during the development and launch of the iGun. iTC
does not want to see our technology or anyone else's mandated by law. Personalized firearm
ownership should be a choice based on one's own careful consideration of available options
and the proper weighing of risks versus benefits of such technology.
Industry and consumer firearm associations continue to do a
superb job of promoting firearm safety through educational programs. This has resulted in
a steady decline in the number of gun related accidental fatalities. ITC wishes to
acknowledge these efforts and the commendable results of the hard work in promoting safety
through education by organizations such as the National Shoot Sports Foundation, Sporting
Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute, and the National Rifle Association.
iTC strongly agrees that to continue to reduce firearms accidents, the key is
continued education, not the mandating of personalized firearms.
iTC also believes that for certain
people, personalized firearms may offer additional safety benefits not found in
iTC does not think that personalized firearms should replace
iTC recognizes that each type of firearm lock has its
If a user will not be comfortable
wearing a ring on finger, the iGun is probably not the best choice.
If a user might be concerned about home defense or stealth, a
voice-activated device may not be a good system.
If a user frequently misplaces keys, then even a trigger lock or
cable lock may be poor choice for home defense when instant access to a firearm is
If a user would not want to remember yet another numeric
combination code, then a gun that unlocks with one of these is not the best choice.
If a user refuses to abide by the 10 commandments of gun safety,
then no firearm is appropriate.
- If a user may wear gloves, fingerprint identification systems will
not be very useful.
As can be seen, different systems offer distinct advantages and
disadvantages, depending on the intended use and user of the firearm.
iTC believes that its
patented system offers the greatest benefits for home defense if the purchase of a
personalized firearm is decided upon. iTC recommends that all firearms be
kept unloaded with the ammunition stored separately (preferably locked) and that the
manual safety be kept in the "on" or "safe" position until the firearm
is to be discharged.
We also recommend that the iGun be
locked when not in use. "In use" carries various definitions with it. For many
of us, this means any time we are at home where children would not have access to the
firearm. For others it means only at night when the firearm is nearby for defense
purposes. And for still others it may mean while on duty. This leads us to another myth
that personalized guns can be left lying about because they are deemed safe. This is
simply not the position of iTC. The iGUN, like any other firearm, should always be
treated as if it were loaded and ready to fire. No unauthorized person should have access
to it at any time.
concerns of certain pro-gun groups regarding personalized firearms are our concerns as
well, yet we believe that by addressing these concerns through education and not by
denial, the most benefit will occur.
We believe that ownership should be a choice based on individual
situations, not a legal mandate.
ITC believes in personalized
firearm ownership for certain individuals. Studies have shown that firearms are used
effectively over two million times per year. Coupled with proper firearm safety education,
the iTC may offer owners an extra measure of security.
Properly locking firearms when not in use significantly reduces
the opportunity of children and others from accidentally or intentionally discharging a
firearm. The features of the iGun can add even a greater level of security and peace of
mind in the event of that first level of security is breached through owner error.
We are not aware of a single lock,
safe, computer, vault, or other security system that cannot be breached by a determined
individual. Therefore, it is iTC's position that personalized firearms will not stop
criminal misuse of firearms. In our opinion, some legislators are naive to reach this and
other dangerous conclusions regarding their interpretation of the concept of personalized
firearms. ITC agrees with the industry and much of the public's viewpoint that to reduce
crime, strict enforcement of the existing law is much more important than the introduction
of additional "Feel-good" legislation based on reaction instead of information.