RFID for Guns


Andrew Steele
America 20xy
December 8, 2010

Casually mentioned in RFID News on December 2nd was that the company SkyRFID had made available its Gen 2 UHF metal mount tags, which along with fitting onto small electronic devices was also designed to fit onto the grips of revolvers and semi-automatic handguns.

The dictators of the World War 2 era never would have imagined the technological tools awaiting their 21st Century counterparts.

From the article…

“The tag measures 12.2 mm x 7.3 mm x 1.7 mm thick which allows it to fit inside the handgrip on either side of the magazine on handguns that have limited space for an RFID tag. The tag itself is ceramic with a silver antenna so it can handle gun cleaning solvents and also the shock of a weapons being fired repeatedly.”

Based on the company’s webpage, the tags are being marketed to the military and law enforcement to keep track of weapons within complex arsenals.

Such a tag, however– combined with the Federal Government’s freakish, staged-terror fueled growth over the last decade and its anti-2nd Amendment ambitions– raises the potential for it to be used as a tool for gun registration.  With widespread use, every gun owner, “legal” or not, could one day be identified by the same trackers that are currently set to read the tags in military warehouses.

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The dictators of the World War 2 era never would have imagined the technological tools awaiting their 21st Century counterparts. As every facet of life moves further into the cyber world, and as RFID technology takes hold in more industries, the modern control grid requires less people in uniforms to maintain it than it does an abundant supply of metal and plastic.

Even the notion of an RFID “chip” is already outdated.

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The companySomark has developed and tested RFID ink on cattle and on rats, tattooing little numbers onto their tails. Since chip size  is the main concern when tagging certain items– such as guns– industry will inevitably start painting the tags on instead of chipping them.  That way the surveillance couldn’t be tampered with and the solidification of control over marked items would be complete.


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