Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Senate Approves 'Smart Gun' Technology Bill

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Senate Approves 'Smart Gun' Technology Bill

Article excerpt

A bill meant to encourage the use of "smart gun" technology passed the state Senate by a 21-13 vote Thursday.

Sponsored by Sen. Loretta Weinberg, D-Teaneck, the bill would require gun shops in New Jersey to display and sell "smart guns." Supporters say they are a safer kind of firearm that could prevent accidental deaths. A smart gun is designed to fire only when an authorized user is holding it, using fingerprint readers or special devices worn on the wrist to unlock the trigger.

The technology has not yet been fully developed. Weinberg's bill says that smart guns must be offered three years after they enter the market and after being vetted by the state Attorney General's Office.

"Childproof handgun technology will help to protect against preventable tragedies that continue to take the lives of people in this state and across the country every single day," Weinberg said. …

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