This type of tech must be vetted to the same standards of every other gun -- bury it, run it over with a car, throw it in water, etc. I don't know about you, but I certainly won't trust my life to something that could get as easily goofed up as a bluetooth headset or garage door opener. Failed batteries or loose circuits could get good guys killed, so take all these advancements with a grain of salt.
Even more important, let everyone know about the potential limitations (and consequences) of these technologies. Some local governments have already passed laws requiring all guns to be 'smart' as soon as the technology is available. We must push that this not be the case until all smart guns are reliable as regular guns, and make sure older guns don't get banned in the process.
An anonymous reader writes "Armatix has built a pistol that will disarm itself when it is taken away from a watch that sends it a wireless arming signal. The .22 caliber guns will go on sale in the US within months, and the initial price is 7,000 euro. Higher caliber models will follow. To activate the gun, users must enter a pin code on the wristwatch, and then keep it within roughly 20cm of the gun. If the person is disarmed, the gun can't be used against them. Also coming soon this year, civilians will also be able to buy three-shot Tasers, rubber bullets, as well as Heckler and Koch black rifles." This might not be good news for the citizens of New Jersey.
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