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Obama Orders More Research On 'Smart Guns'

In a memorandum titled “Promoting Smart Gun Technology,” President Barack Obama pledged on Monday to promote further research into measures that would help prevent injury and death by firearms that are “stolen, misused, or discharged accidentally.”

“Developing and promoting technology that would help prevent these tragedies is an urgent priority,” Obama wrote.

So-called “smart guns” have existed for years, as the president himself acknowledges in the memo. These weapons could include features like a fingerprint scanner that confirms an owner’s identity before it fires. But as The Huffington Post noted in September, the gun lobby has bent over read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com