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Submission + - Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates (computerworld.com) 1

Lucas123 writes: When two gun stores attempted to sell the nation's first integrated smart gun, the iP1, gun advocacy groups were charged in media reports with organizing protests that lead to the stores pulling the guns from their shelves or reneging on their promise to sell them in the first place. But, the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation say they do not oppose smart gun technology, which they call "authorized user recognition" firearms. "We do oppose any government mandate of this technology, however. The marketplace should decide," Mike Bazinet, a spokesman for the NSSA, wrote in an email reply to Computerworld. However, the argument for others goes that if stores begin selling smart guns, then legislators will draft laws requiring the technology.
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Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

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  • if stores begin selling smart guns, then legislators will draft laws requiring the technology.

    New Jersey already has, and it takes effect three years after the first smart gun goes on sale.

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