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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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Federal “Smart Gun” Standards Set a High Bar

News  

Friday, November 18, 2016

Federal “Smart Gun” Standards Set a High Bar

This week, the National Institute of Justice, a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, released a document entitled, ...

Associated Press  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Obama administration gives specifications for smart gun tech

The Obama administration is announcing baseline specifications for smart-gun technology.

Armatix Plans 9mm “Smart Gun” for U.S. Market

News  

Friday, October 21, 2016

Armatix Plans 9mm “Smart Gun” for U.S. Market

On Wednesday, Computerworld reported that gun maker Armatix plans to bring a 9mm “smart” handgun, dubbed the iP9, to the ...

“Smart” Gun Glitches Confirm Gun Owner Concerns

News  

Friday, October 14, 2016

“Smart” Gun Glitches Confirm Gun Owner Concerns

As part of his executive gun-control fixes, President Obama has endorsed so-called “smart” gun technology on the premise ...

Philadelphia Inquirer  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Christie vetoes 'unreasonable requirements' for gun ownership

Gov. Christie on Wednesday proposed loosening New Jersey's "overly burdensome" gun laws, saying the state should make it ...

News  

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NRA Statement on Governor Christie's Conditional Vetoes of Anti-Gun Bills

NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox applauds New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's heroic conditional vetoes of two anti-gun bills that ...

New Jersey: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes “Justifiable Need” and “Smart Guns”

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Jersey: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes “Justifiable Need” and “Smart Guns”

Today, Governor Chris Christie took a historic step on behalf of the state’s beleaguered gun owners by vetoing ...

New Jersey: Smart Guns and Attack on Right to Carry Advance, Veto Override Postponed

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

New Jersey: Smart Guns and Attack on Right to Carry Advance, Veto Override Postponed

On Monday, June 27, the anti-gun Legislature in Trenton forged ahead with more gun control. 

Philadelphia Inquirer  

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In N.J. legislature, new efforts to regulate guns

Lawmakers on Monday passed legislation intended to spur sales of so-called smart guns and prevent Gov. Christie's administration ...

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Politicians Going For the Knockout Punch

Friday, June 24, 2016

New Jersey: Anti-Gun Politicians Going For the Knockout Punch

New Jersey already has some of the most strict gun laws in the country, and anti-gun politicians are ...

NRA ILA

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.