Dem. bill would require all new guns to be “personalized”

Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be “personalized” with special features, such as fingerprint-reading technology, so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.

The Massachusetts Democrat says the bill will make it harder for stolen guns to be used in crimes and will reduce accidental firearm deaths by making it impossible for children to fire guns they find Markey said technology already exists to make guns inoperable for unauthorized users.

“In the 21st century, we should use advances in technology to our own advantage and save lives, and the [bill] will help ensure that only authorized users can operate handguns,” Markey said in a statement. “This is the type of gun safety legislation that everyone – regardless of political party or affiliation – should be able to support.”

Markey, who detailed the bill Wednesday, also called on President Obama to include $10 million in his budget proposal for gun violence research.

Markey said his bill should be embraced by gun owners and safety advocates, but any gun control measure will likely come up against tough opposition in Congress.

Source: Fox n


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  1. E J

    “Gun violence research”? I believe John Lott did that for them when he was an anti-gun guy, didn’t he? In addition if we pull the most common thread in mass shootings and criminal activity we find the political left is responsible for the lions share of gun mayhem. So, illegalize guns for liberals. See what they say then. Thanks for the article and God bless you in your ministry.

  2. James Andrews

    This is a joke. Criminals obey no laws, and none of this bull would ever have any affect on the amount of gun violence and gun crimes committed. It actually only strengthens the resolve of both law abiding citizens and criminals as well. This idiot of a senator needs to lose his job, and the idiots in this apparently leftist leaning state need to wise up, and stop electing such morons, who only vow to abuse and not abide by the very Constitution that they swore to uphold! They should send this senator to face a noose, period.

    • roy

      saw a show that had prisoners in prison talking about gun laws, One said ” DO you or any body think a convict would worry about a gun law,, all they do is help us keep the law abiding people from shooting us,passing bills to keep guns out of the public hands keep us safer. WE do not have to worry that the person we are going to rob has a gun.. putting a chip or any such device keeps the gun out of your wife’s hand and shooting it at the attacker that just knocked it out of your hand and because of a chip you both die …keep guns and laws where they are we have more than enough laws and safety on guns now !!

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