The Las Vegas Sun cherry picked one single purveyor of a safety device at the SHOT Show and implies that their small presence is evidence that the firearms industry doesn’t care about safety. Somehow, though, they missed all of the dozens of sellers at SHOT hawking all manner of gun locks, secure storage devices, biometric security devices, gun safes and much, much more. Let alone the NSSF’s own Project ChildSafe program.
But the media never let details and facts get in the way of advancing an anti-gun narrative.
At a small booth tucked away at the massive annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, attendees could find an example of what could happen if the gun industry devoted the same effort to making its products safer that it applies to making them more powerful, accurate and lethal.
The booth was for the Identilock, a gun lock that uses fingerprint-recognition technology to allow gun owners to instantly access their weapons while also controlling who can and can’t use them.
Meanwhile, the show offered booth after booth of such accessories as laser sighting systems, silencers, high-capacity magazines, long-range scopes and more — and this in a community where 58 people died and more than 500 were injured less than two years ago by a man using some of those products.
The money in the gun industry is clearly in areas other than theirs, as evidenced by the giant displays by major gun manufacturers and the National Rifle Association at the SHOT Show. But unlike those far bigger players, the providers who specialize in safety equipment are doing the right thing.
– Editorial in the Las Vegas Sun, Cheers to Those Who are Taking Safety Seriously in the Gun Industry
Oh, and you can see our review of the Identilock here.