“As the largest municipal buyer of weapons in the country, the city has a powerful opportunity to change the landscape on gun safety by committing to add a smart gun to its list of approved firearms for the New York Police Department,” NY House of Reps Rep Hakeem Jeffries and New York City comptroller Scott M. Stringer write at nytimes.com, “assuming that the technology can be proved to meet all the safety and security needs of its officers.” That’s a big “if.” But the pols are determined (kinda like the were in New Jersey)!
Too many children die every year because of guns that are left unsecured, and too many police officers are needlessly placed in harm’s way by guns that would be no more deadly than a paperweight if they were outfitted with smart-gun technology.
How many? Too many! (Setting aside the danger of paperweights, at least in murder mystery games.) Assuming the technology can be proved to meet all your safety and security needs, how many smart guns will you buy? Any?