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"Smart Gun" Effort Gripped By Debate

Monday, October 21, 2002

New Jersey is homing in on legislating this image of a personalized handgun--a concept likely years away from going from lab research to the handgun stashed in someone`s nightstand. The state would be the first to require this "smart gun" technology on gun purchases after it becomes commercially available. An Assembly committee is scheduled to take up the bill today in a hearing that could determine whether the state will pioneer a new period in gun-control laws. The Senate overwhelmingly approved its version of the law.

Read Original at: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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