Day: January 21, 2022

Smartgunz co-founder Tom Holland explains his company's prototype to onlookers at SHOT Show 2022
Gun Politics
Stephen Gutowski

‘Smart Guns’ Come to the Industry’s Trade Show Amid Hype and Skepticism

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The debate over integrating electronic locks into firearms is raging once again. As a handful of new startups vie to bring a product to market first to media fanfare, one of them tried to wrangle distributors and retailers at the gun industry’s trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada this week. SmartGunz attempted to overcome a strong industry distrust of the products stemming from both mechanical and political concerns. The company’s appearance at SHOT Show 2022 marks a new era in the fight over “smart guns.” “We believe there are consumers out there both in law enforcement

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