“President-elect Donald Trump, the candidate of the N.R.A., might be expected to snuff out smart guns,” the New York Times Editorial Board opines. “But if he instead took on the challenge of selling the N.R.A. on this technology, imagine the lives that could be saved.” Wait. What?
The Times and like-minded mainstream media outlets have got it into their collective head that the NRA opposes “smart gun” technology…full stop. Not true. The NRA is against mandating “smart guns.” Laws like the New Jersey Childproof Handgun Law of 2002, which stipulates that Garden State gun shops can only sell “smart guns” once any such firearms is available for sale anywhere in the U.S. A law that’s done more to stymie smart gun development and sales than anything else.
Of this law, the Times makes no mention. Wonder why.