The media and anti-gunners continue to proclaim the "smart gun" as the next big thing and something that has been opposed by gun nuts.
The truth however is that they simply are not reliable.
Here is an article from today: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/smart-gun-fingerprint-reader-biofire-kai-kloepfer-pushback-firearm-community/
The decry the fact that no one has made a firearm that works with a fingerprint sensor - like your phone:
“Why did it take four and a half years to put a fingerprint reader on the side of a gun?”
"I think it could really be the future of firearms”
Seriously? I have had Androids and iPhones with the fingerprint sensor. It is neat but I sure wouldn't want to rely on it. You have to have your correct finger in the right spot. Heck, it doesn't even work when it is wet and your firearm has to be charged? Imagine relying it in a life and death situation.
As the NSSF Rep. in the article said:
“The firearm has to work. And a firearm is not the same as a cell phone,” Sanetti said. “The consequences of a cell phone not working are inconvenience. The consequences of a firearm not working could be someone’s life.”
As King County Sheriff (WA) said at the 2015 Smart Gun Symposium in Seattle:
"I’m probably the only person in this room who has zipped kids into bodybags," Urquhart told the crowd. "We pick up kids who have killed themselves with other people's handguns. We don’t like that." He also mentioned a statistic about over 500 American police officers in the past decade being killed with their own handguns by apprehended suspects—including one he personally knew. "Any tech to make that better is a good thing. That being said, [smart gun technology] is not ready for my officers yet. If it worked 110 percent of the time, I’d be interested." Source: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/01/nations-first-smart-gun-symposium-talks-safety-risks-and-delays/
So, new article about smartguns CBS. But, does it work?
Kloepfer said his gun is “relatively reliable.”
“I know, like, when I’m using it, when I’m testing it, it functions almost every single time,” Kloepfer said.
Well, that's earth shattering and news worthy. And when he demonstrated it for CBS? It failed.
And they wonder why there is no market for this?