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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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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 ...

Washington Post  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Obama details executive action on gun restrictions

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and ...

Smoking Gun


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Smoking Gun

Few would care if the “smart gun” debate was only about the emergence of proven, reliable guns theoretically ...


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

N.J. lawmakers act to put a 'smart gun' in every gun shop

The bill (S3249) would require retailers that sell guns to carry at least one smart gun in their ...


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Revamped N.J. smart gun bill advances after drawing fire from opponents

Opponents and the author of New Jersey's controversial 13-year-old smart gun law, widely blamed for holding up the ...


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Exclusive: We Test The Armatix iP1, The Not-So-Smart Gun

In May 2014, NRA staffers secretly tested the Armatix iP1, the so-called “smart gun” that at the time ...


Monday, November 9, 2015

Under new bill, a 'smart gun' in every N.J. gun shop

More than a dozen years after passing a "smart gun" law that is now blamed for stopping them ...

60 Minutes Showcases "Smart" Guns Technology


Friday, November 6, 2015

60 Minutes Showcases "Smart" Guns Technology

You may be wondering why CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment on “smart” guns last Sunday. After all, a gun ...

The Philadelphia Inquirer  

Friday, November 6, 2015

N.J. lawmakers recalibrate effort to boost 'smart guns'

In 2002, New Jersey became the first state in the nation to pass a law requiring all firearms ...

The Washington Post  

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Renewed push for smart guns could trigger a new furor over the technology

After vehement protests helped block the nation’s first smart gun from entering the marketplace, proponents of the technology ...

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