Trump Admin Considering Partnering With Big Tech to Determine Who Can Own A Gun

Chris Menahan
Sep. 03, 2019

The Trump administration is considering partnering with Google, Amazon and Apple in a proposal which may use data collected from in-home listening devices to rate Americans with a social credit score to determine whether they can own a gun.

Though the proposal is starting as a voluntary data collection scheme allegedly aimed at finding warning signs of mental illness, we all know so-called "voluntary" government programs often become mandatory at the drop of a hat.

From The Daily Caller (via The Gateway Pundit):
The Trump administration is considering a proposal that would use Google, Amazon and Apple to collect data on users who exhibit characteristics of mental illness that could lead to violent behavior, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

The proposal is part of an initiative to create a Health Advanced Research Projects Agency (HARPA), which would be located inside the Health and Human Services Department, the report notes, citing sources inside the administration. The new agency would have a separate budget and the president would be responsible for appointing its director.

HARPA would take after Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, which serves as the research arm for the Pentagon. The idea was first crafted in 2017 but has since gotten a renewed push after mass shootings killed 31 people in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in August.

The Suzanne Wright Foundation approached the president recently and proposed the agency include a project called Stopping Aberrant Fatal Events by Helping Overcome Mental Extremes, or Safe Home, the report notes, citing two people familiar with the matter.

President Donald Trump has a close relationship with Bob Wright, who founded the foundation after his wife died of cancer. Wright was a former chair of NBC and occupied that position while the president hosted "The Apprentice."

HARPA would develop "breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence," according to a copy of the proposal. "A multi-modality solution, along with real-time data analytics, is needed to achieve such an accurate diagnosis."
That's nonsensical jargon which simply translates to "we're going to spy on you and ban you from owning a gun based off whatever criteria we deem proper."

In practice, we've already seen "red flag" gun laws used to disarm Americans for "threatening" antifa.

Just as with "red flag" laws, any such scheme would be a blatant violation of the First, Second and Fifth Amendments.
The document lists several technologies that could be employed to help collect information, including Apple Watches, Amazon Echo and Google Home. Geoffrey Ling, the lead scientific adviser on HARPA, told reporters Thursday the plan would require enormous amounts of data and "scientific rigor."

He added: "Everybody would be a volunteer. We're not inventing new science here. We're analyzing it so we can develop new approaches." The White House declined to provide the Daily Caller News Foundation with a statement but sources told WaPo that Trump has reacted "very positively" to the proposal it is unclear if he has seen the Safe Home idea.

Google and Amazon have also not responded to the DCNF's requests for comment.
This is not only bats**t crazy on the part of the Trump administration but it's more confirmation those Big Tech listening devices people are installing in their homes to "help" them are actually just spying devices which will be used against you by the government to deprive you of your rights.

Even if we're not there yet, it's clear that is the direction they're going.

Our ruling oligarchs want to implement a Chinese-style "social credit score" system to rate Americans based off their political views and use that information to deny them of their rights.

Big Tech has already implemented such a system whereby they ban thought criminals from Facebook, YouTube, PayPal, Twitter, Uber, AirBnB and so on, close their Google accounts and even close their bank accounts.

Trump doesn't use a computer and doesn't understand technology, so it's clear he had nothing to do with this proposal and it's just going to be placed on his desk to sign off on.

I don't know whether he's stupid enough, or blackmailed enough, or gullible enough to sign off on this nonsense but he's already endorsed using red flag laws against his own supporters and called for pre-crime policing, so anything is possible.

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