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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.

Issue Articles

Friday, June 17, 2016

New Jersey: Committees to Consider Anti-Gun Bills Next Week

On Monday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m., the Assembly Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear Assembly Bill 1426/Senate Bill 816.

Connecticut Post  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Group seeks to pervert police firearms acquisition process

The group wants members of Congress to encourage federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to engage gun ...

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Legislation to be Heard in Assembly Committee, Your Help Needed

Friday, May 27, 2016

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Legislation to be Heard in Assembly Committee, Your Help Needed

On Thursday, June 2, the Assembly Law and Public Safety Committee will hear Assembly Concurrent Resolution 175/Senate Concurrent Resolution ...

The Hill  

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The latest bogus ‘gun safety’ narrative

Last week, President Obama made an announcement about so-called smart guns, advocating for additional federal funding for the ...

Washington Post  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Obama makes push for 'smart guns'

The White House issued a set of recommendations Friday aimed at curbing the illegal use of firearms by ...


Monday, May 2, 2016

Smart Guns Aren't Smart

Thanks to President Obama’s recent push for more gun control by suggesting that “smart guns” are the answer ...

NRA Statement on President Obama's Latest Gun Control


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 ...


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


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 ...


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 ...

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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.