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One Massachusetts Democrat is pushing for “smart” guns as a way to cut down on gun violence.
Similar to the 2012 James Bond movie “Skyfall,” Sen. Edward Markey wants “all new guns to be ‘personalized’ with special features such as fingerprint-reading technology, so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users,” according to Fox News.
Markey alleges including modern technological advances on firearms “will help ensure that only authorized users can operate handguns.”
Back in 2013, Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., introduced a similar bill involving “smart” technology but was met with opposition.
Incidentally, Armatix GmbH, a German company, has released the first “personalized” handgun here in America.
The Amatrix iP1, a .22-caliber pistol, will only fire if it is within range of a special watch that communicates with the gun.
Utah-based Kodiak Arms is also currently taking pre-orders for the Intelligun, which is unlocked using fingerprints.
Do *you* think this bill is a good idea? Would *you* purchase, or encourage others to purchase, “smart” handguns?
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