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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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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Misguided “Smart Gun” Legislation

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Misguided “Smart Gun” Legislation

Today, Governor Christie pocket-vetoed Senate Bill 3249 /A. 4717, sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and state ...

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”


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” ...

New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Assembly Committee

Saturday, January 9, 2016

New Jersey: “Smart Gun” Legislation Passes Assembly Committee

On Thursday, January 7, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 3249 with a partisan 6-3 vote.

Obama Issues Executive Actions on Guns


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 ...

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 ...

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