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"Smart" Guns | Personalized Firearms

Conceptually, a "smart" gun is one that incorporates technology that would prevent the gun from being used by an unauthorized person. Currently, no viable guns equipped with such technology exist.

Gun control supporters advocate laws to prohibit the sale of firearms that do not possess "smart" technology, as a way to prohibit the manufacture of traditional handguns, raise the price of handguns that would be allowed to be sold and, presumably, to imbed into handguns a device that would allow guns to be disabled remotely.

The NRA doesn’t oppose the development of “smart” guns, nor the ability of Americans to voluntarily acquire them. However, NRA opposes any law prohibiting Americans from acquiring or possessing firearms that don’t possess “smart” gun technology.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Maloney Unhinged

Over the past several decades, we’ve always been able to count on certain members of Congress to push ...

Fanciful "Smart Gun" Bill Seeks to Make Law Out of Wishful Thinking

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fanciful "Smart Gun" Bill Seeks to Make Law Out of Wishful Thinking

We all have our hopes for the future. In that regard, we're not so different from Senators Edward ...

Anti-gun Dems push "smart tech" handgun rules

The Hill  

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Anti-gun Dems push "smart tech" handgun rules

Anti-gun Democrats are looking to place new restrictions on who can use handguns. The handgun bill would require gun ...

The Associated Press  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

N.J.: Lawmakers considering overhaul of "smart gun" law

A never enforced state law requiring pistols sold in New Jersey to have technology allowing only the gun’s ...


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

N.J. lawmakers may scrap controversial 'smart gun' law

Leading Democratic state lawmakers are seriously considering scrapping New Jersey's longstanding but never-implemented law requiring all handguns sold ...


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hillary’s Lip Service To The Second

“I respect the Second Amendment.” Hillary Clinton actually spoke those words in 2008—not coincidentally, the year of her ...


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Kopel: Smart guns

“Smart guns” have been in the news recently. A gun store owner in Maryland abandoned plans to begin ...


Friday, November 15, 2013

Poll Finds Americans Skeptical of So-called Smart Guns

"Smart Guns" is a made-up term for a conceptual firearm that incorporates technology that theoretically permits the gun ...


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Personalized guns bill introduced

The bill, the Personalized Handgun Safety Act of 2013, mandates within two years that newly manufactured handguns be ...

Friday, March 1, 2013

Feinstein Holds Hearings on Gun and Magazine Ban

On Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who has been advocating banning one sort of gun or another for ...

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