Smart Gun-owners Shouldn’t Fear Smart Guns

Written by Mark O'Mara on . Posted in Opinion

I’d like to buy another gun. Most people don’t know that I own more than one firearm--and despite some unfounded suggestions that I’m a “ban and confiscate” gun-control guy--I’m actually a supporter of the Second Amendment.

I’d like to buy another gun, but this time, I would like to buy one of those new smart guns. It’s the type of gun that has a radio chip in it, and you can’t pull the trigger unless it’s in very close proximity to a reciprocal chip -- perhaps one embedded in your watch.

The first time I saw something like that, it it was in a movie with Sylvester Stallone called Judge Dredd. His weapon, The Lawgiver, was programmed with his hand print, and only he could fire the gun. What a cool idea that was: a gun that could never be taken and used against you. Back then that was science fiction, but now such a weapon is a reality.