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The Smart-Gun Debate Comes to Washington State

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Today a symposium on smart-gun technology, the largest one to date, is being held in Seattle.

Smart guns are guns that are designed to reduce the misuse of guns through the use of chips or other proximity devices, microchip implants, fingerprint recognition, or magnetic rings. The hope is that such technology would reduce accidental use and misuse of guns by children and teenagers, and it would also reduce accidental shootings or the use of guns if they are stolen.

Here is an excellent article about the promises and challenges of smart guns: