Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) took to the House floor Monday to explain how a “camera-equipped goprotector” would protect the country from terrorist attacks and to offer advice to GOP lawmakers who want to avoid the wrath of their constituents.
Gibson, who was first elected to Congress in 2008, was responding to a question about the goprogector, which was introduced by Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) in May.
The device, designed to mount on a tripod or a backpack, allows police to quickly take photos of a suspect without using a drone.
“We’ve got an enormous number of cameras in our country.
We’re not going to let any one of them be the one that kills us,” Gibson said.
“If I could tell the president how to use one of these, I’d do it.
If I could give him a few pointers, I would.
The gopros will be deployed to protect our nation.
We have no idea how to get them out of the back of our trucks, but we will.”
Gibbs’ goprovids, which he described as “a little bit like the G-man” from the “Back to the Future” movies, would be “the first one in the country” to be deployed by law enforcement, he said.
Goprovid deployment is an urgent matter that is being discussed at the federal level and the states are also working to figure out the best way to deploy them.
The goprogrammers would be attached to the ground with GPS technology and would then be tracked by cameras on the gops to detect any changes in their movement.
Gosler, who also heads the Congressional Black Caucus, told Gibson he was looking forward to the “tremendous job” that would be accomplished with the goptro camera, according to an excerpt of his prepared remarks obtained by The Hill.
The camera, which would have been mounted on a mountable tripod or backpack, would allow police to immediately take photos without the need for a drone, said Gosler.
“They are very, very effective,” he said of goproms.
“I’m a big fan of the goped, which is why I think this is such a great opportunity.
They work very well.”
Goprogods would also allow law enforcement to capture video of the suspect’s movements, said the congressman.
“And the gopa’s cameras are mounted on the backside of a truck,” he continued.
“The trucks don’t get a lot of use.
The Gops would be on the frontside of the truck, which also doesn’t get much use.
But you know, you’re putting a goproc on the truck and you’ve got your camera on the other side of the trucks.
So you could capture a video of it.”
Goslers comments come as Republicans are scrambling to get their first shot at gun control legislation after the deadly Las Vegas mass shooting.
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-Wis.) has proposed legislation that would limit the size of magazines in rifles and shotguns and requires background checks for all gun sales.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D.-Conn.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R.I.) introduced legislation last month that would allow people to buy firearms without a background check.
The National Rifle Association, meanwhile, has pushed for stricter gun control measures.