Jan 13, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits
Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday that “smart gun” technology might have been able to stop the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
“Vice President Joe Biden says he’s interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it,” The Associated Press reported Friday.
“He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed what happened last month in Connecticut when 20 youngsters and six teachers were gunned down inside their elementary school,” the AP said.
A gun with the “smart” technology would sense the gun owner’s biometrics and grip pattern, allowing only the registered gun owner to operate the weapon. Similar devices, such as RFID chips and magnetic rings, are both available and under development.
However, Nick Bilton, technology reporter for The New York Times’ technology blog “Bits,” wrote Wednesday that weapons featuring the biometric technology are hard to find in stores, because demand is low.