Last week the Department of Justice released guidelines for smart-gun manufacturers.
ARE there any 'smart-gun manufacturers'? Not people doing some research, but actual manufacturers?
The new guidelines are voluntary, so they are useless. “This project was designed to spur the growth of enhanced gun safety technology – and not to mandate that any particular individual or law enforcement agency adopt the technology once developed,” the Department of Justice wrote in a blog post.
Whatever Trump may be, say "Thank you" for Clinton not being elected, because she and DoJ would be trying to make this crap mandatory.
If there was a demand for smart guns, we wouldn't' need a government
agency to study the topic and issue guidelines. What other commodity
with market demand needs the government to step in and help it out?
Gee, I wonder why...
There are several problems with "smart" guns. Most
importantly, the technology can fail as even the DOJ admits. I expect
the smart gun to fade away once the new administration takes power -- or
at least we'll see if there is an actual demand for the product without
the government intervening.
IF there was an actual demand, there'd already be people actually selling the things, as opposed to 'We have made this, and we need the .gov to push people to buy our unreliable crap.'