This is only an idea. Come on, help a brother out and tell me why it's a stupid idea. My feelings won't be hurt. The idea comes from hearing obliquely some superficial discussion about Giuliani's program of stop and frisk and the success he had with that program reducing crime in New York. Trump lauded the program and said at his rallies that he'd consider adopting the program to reduce crimes in cities nationwide that are vexed with high level of gun related crimes. Trump received much derision and counter argument about a program like that being seriously unconstitutional and most likely racist besides.
That made me think that it really would suck to be stopped and frisked. But then, in cities that have restrictive conceal carry laws why the need to stop? Why the need to actually frisk based on profiling or even just randomly? Why is it not possible to scan and do that in passing? We have technology that scoops up all kind of electronic information in passing picking up information where it rightfully belongs, so why don't we have similar technology that scans for gun-size pieces of metal, gun shape pieces of metal where they should not be? I imagined undercover police on foot or inside cruisers with technology that detects the barrel or the receiver of a gun, that density of metal, that weight range of metal while ignoring jewelry and other worn metal so that needn't be intrusive. Avoiding profiling, the individuals detected carrying the shape and weight of a barrel or receiver then stopped and their gun confiscated. I imagined a very large number of guns being confiscated in blighted cities this way while leaving alone all other innocent law abiding gun owners.
Google images [portable metal detector]
Okay, pile on.