The Justice Department’s new report, “A Review of Gun Safety Technologies,” once again confirms that “authorized user recognition” technology is still in prototype stages.
The state of “smart gun” technology aside, the marketplace itself largely rejects the entire concept.
“The gun industry has no interest in making smart-guns. There is no incentive for them,” Robert J. Spitzer, a political science professor at SUNY Cortland told the New York Times.
Further, most gun-savvy consumers are suspicious and leery, concerned about reliability an the possibility of remotely disabling “smart” firearms–concerns that are well founded.
TriggerSmart, an Irish company, has patented a “smart gun” that can be disabled remotely, allegeldy to erect a “safe zone” around schools and disable any TriggerSmart gun that enters a designated area.