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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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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 ...

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

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 ...

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.