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For decades, smart guns have been stuck in a technological backwater. Technology that made guns safer by preventing unauthorized use and tying them to a specific users — like James Bond used in Skyfall — has been deemed too expensive, faulty, and unreliable to be used in the real world. No one took it very seriously. But that changed earlier this year.

I chatted up reps at various gun big manufacturers — Colt, Smith & Wesson, Glock — trying to figure out their smart gun strategy. Did they plan on rolling them out? What kind of tech did they plan on using? How many years would it take to bring them to market?

I was met with blank and puzzled stares. Many of them didn’t understand what I meant by “smart gun.”

It was late in the day and I still hadn’t found what I was looking for. Then suddenly a glimmer of hope.


Very long article, looks like the author had his mind made up before he ever talked to anyone. A lot of creative language to describe "the other".
Posted by blueridge3210 | Fri May 16, 2014, 02:12 PM (11 replies)
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