A safer gun?: ‘Smart’ pistols headed to US market

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Washington (AFP) – “Smart” pistols designed to limit who can shoot them are poised to hit the booming US firearm market this year, taking aim at spiking gun deaths as federal lawmakers remain deadlocked on any new restrictions. Questions over reliability and political fights have bedeviled the technology for decades, but backers say it’s a chance to prevent children, criminals or people considering self-harm from pulling the trigger. Yet whether the deadly weapons will be embraced by buyers, perform as intended in real-life, or deliver on their pledge to increase gun safety are questions that …

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