Smart guns – firearms that recognize the user to prevent unauthorized access – are something or a pariah amongst the People of the Gun. And for good reason. New Jersey has a law on its books that mandates all handguns for sale in The Garden State must be smart guns within 30 months of any such gun being available for sale in the United States. Well, now, check this out . . .
Israel’s IWI have developed a smart gun. While the video describing their military-aimed eLog system above makes no mention of “personalization protection” it’s not a great leap to think that their system could be modified for that very purpose.
Do the benefits – inventory control, maintenance alerts, shooting data collection and more outweigh the political ramifications? As Nick constantly reminds me, you can’t stop the signal. [h/t DC-W]