I read many gun patents and gun patent applications each week. I have seen many patents describing useless gun-related inventions but Patent Application US 2014/0173960 Al has got to be the worst I have ever seen. The patent application was filed on December 26, 2012, just days after the Sandy Hook tragedy.
The patent application title is “Methods and Systems for Detecting a Gun and/or Bullet Within One’s Vicinity Via an Electronic Device and Connecting to a Social Network”. It works as follows …
2. The beacon can communicate with a smartphone when the gun is loaded. This alerts anyone in the vicinity that a loaded gun is nearby.
3. The beacon communicates the bullet trajectory to a smartphone when the gun is fired. The trajectory is calculated using the GPS in the cell phone and an accelerometer/compass in the gun.
4. The smartphone runs an app which then published the bullet trajectory on Facebook and alerts anyone in the flight path that they might be hit.
throughout history violence has plagued the human race. Since ancient times the strong have preyed on the weak and the meek. We have passed laws to protect society, but the violence continues. Laws attempt to change human behavior, but laws are not able to change human nature. Laws are not enough to protect people from aggression. Inventions and innovations, however, may supplement laws in order to keep dangerous or violent people in our society in check.
Now excuse me while I go patent a “Radio Wave Blocking Gun Holster And/Or Protective Case”. I could be rich!