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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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NRA Statement on President Obama's Latest Gun Control

News  

Friday, April 29, 2016

NRA Statement on President Obama's Latest Gun Control

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) issued the following statements on President Obama’s ...

Politico.com  

Friday, April 29, 2016

Obama reveals push for 'smart guns'

President Barack Obama is renewing his push to curb "gun violence", outlining on Friday his plans with law ...

Obama to make 'smart guns' push

Politico.com  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Obama to make 'smart guns' push

President Barack Obama is opening a new front in the gun control debate, readying a big push for ...

Record  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

N.J. Senate OKs 'smart gun' bill

Sponsored by Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, the bill would require gun shops in New Jersey to display and ...

Real Clear Science  

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Smart Guns are Stupid Science

The power has been out for two months. Word of mouth, around the FEMA depots, says it should ...

LA Times  

Monday, January 18, 2016

Will smart guns make us less safe?

The gun control movement's latest hobby horse is the smart gun. President Obama included federal support for smart gun research ...

New York Times  

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Smart Guns Are a Delusion

Eventually, all American gun control advocacy descends into science fiction. "If we can set it up so you ...

Obama Misleads, Cites Bogus Data at CNN “Town Hall”

News  

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Obama Misleads, Cites Bogus Data at CNN “Town Hall”

On Thursday, January 7, President Barack Obama appeared in the CNN-produced “Guns in America,” an invitation-only “town hall” ...

Obama Issues Executive Actions on Guns

News  

Friday, January 8, 2016

Obama Issues Executive Actions on Guns

On Tuesday, the president announced a series of gun control actions in the form of “executive actions” during ...

Washington Times  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

‘Smart gun’ technology sought by Obama through executive action

The Obama administration announced on Monday that the president has directed the Departments of Defense, Justice and Homeland ...

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.