By Tom Knighton
Time and time again, anti-gun activists and writers will point to so-called “smart guns” as some answer to gun violence.
On the surface, they sound great. After all, a smart gun would be useless to a gun thief. They’d only work for me, so even if a bad guy wrestled a firearm away from me during a confrontation, he couldn’t turn and shoot me. They’d do wonders to reduce crime.
Except, that’s not the reality. The reality is far more complicated than that.
But that won’t stop anti-gun columnists from arguing that the technology exists now.
On average, 5,790 children in the United States receive medical treatment in an emergency room each year for a gun-related injury, according to a recent study from 2012-2014 data. About 21 percent of those injuries were unintentional. The rest were suicides and homicides. Appeals to the morality of gun manufacturers or their lobbies have proven useless, but perhaps they can be persuaded by the lure of greater profits.
Entrepreneurs have been developing gun technology that uses biometrics to identify a weapon’s owner while disabling it for anyone else. These so-called smart guns won’t prevent every gun death. But they can certainly cut down on accidental shootings …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms