Why All the Hate for Smart Guns?
By Dan Zimmerman
We’ve been hearing about “smart guns” for well over a quarter century. The dream (of some) has been a gun that recognizes its owner and will only work for that person. The idea is to make sure that people who aren’t authorized — thieves, children — are locked out and can’t use the firearm. That ideal is obvious and laudable. The history and execution, so far, have been less than impressive.
Lots of people have advocated a wide array of designs and hyped allegedly market-ready models.
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