“A Rockville gun store owner who said he would sell the nation’s first smart gun — even after a California gun store removed the weapon from its shelves to placate angry gun-rights activists — backed down late Thursday night after enduring a day of protests and death threats,” washingtonpost.com reports. The Post provides no other information: the who, what, when, where or why of the thing. More information is required. This is the second time in less than a week that [alleged] death threats have made the news relative to firearms issues . . .
Shannon Watts claimed she needed armed guards after [allegedly] receiving death threats for her work for Mothers Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Ms. Watts’ spokesfolk provided no evidence of these threats, nor did the subsidiary of Everytown for Gun Safety file charges or mention a police report.
Obviously, no one in the gun community condones death threats. They are illegal, amoral and (probably) fattening. Given the impact of these [alleged] threats – painting [some] gun owners as “gun bullies” – asking for proof is not unreasonable. TTAG will reach out to Engage Armament, former purveyors of the Armatix iP1 firearm, later today. [h/t TB]