The Armatix iP1 has been outfitted with a remote kill switch, or so it seems.
TTAG, the makers of the high-priced .22 pistol, filed a patent application that included a kill switch that would allow them to shut the gun down from far away.
Preferably, the inventive device is designed such that the device or the activated identification medium authenticated in response to a signal transmitted from a remote station to the device wake-up and request signal, whereupon the remote station a logical and / or physical access or access to one and allows or prevents a target device . . .
Preferably, the apparatus of the invention can be controlled remotely, for example, via satellite and can send information to a satellite.
This is another reason why so many law-abiding gun owners are anti-smart gun technology. The possibility of the government demanding the ‘kill switch’ from the company is a real possibility and, of course, gun owners would never buy a gun that the government could end up ‘shutting down.’
The story will be updated as more information comes to light.