A firearm that sends a text if it's moved: Innovators pitch law enforcement on the latest smart guns

A firearm that sends a text if it’s moved: Innovators pitch law enforcement on the latest smart guns

Gun Rights

Will Murphy, president of Gun Guardian, talks about an AR-15 rifle with a prototype trigger shield during the Firearm Safety Expo. Mike De Sisti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel People on both sides of the gun control debate can at least agree safer guns are a good thing — can’t they? Buy Photo Will Murphy, president of Gun Guardian, talks Wednesday about an AR-15 rifle with a prototype trigger shield during the Firearm Safety Expo at Milwaukee Area Technical College’s Oak Creek Campus. The event, hosted by Common Ground, focused on the emerging field of gun-related safety technology. (Photo: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) After all, what’s wrong with a gun that sets off an alarm and sends a text if it’s moved? Or needs the user’s thumbprint to operate? Or only fires when a user wearinga tiny electronic ID tag picks it up? Plenty, according to some users, especially police officers, who say they need speedy, reliable access above anything else. Some also believe any government attempts to require smart-gun technology infringes on gun rights. Still, it’s the hope of Don’t Stand Idly By — a movement promoting safer weapons that might reduce gun thefts, suicides and accidents that claim the lives of tens of thousands of Americans every year — that law enforcement can back the same cause without taking sides. "Our campaign has nothing to do with mandates," the group’s Erin Stilp said."It’s about products that are going to make it safer for all of us," […]

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