The fight over technologically advanced smart guns is continuing. Supporters say they would be safer and even cut down on suicides because theyâd be programmed with technology that would allow only the owner of the gun to fire it. They also say the NRA doesnât want them sold here in the United States (should they ever be ready for the market). But opponents say thereâs something else going on.
You have no interest in owning them.
Patrick Woods of Spring Guns and Ammo says they've tried to sell technologically advanced guns before, and it hasn't gone well.
âThere was so little interest. I donât think people trust a gun with computer integration,â Woods said.
Mike Clark of Collector's Firearms told KTRH he won't consider selling them. Clark says he doesn't buy the argument that they are safer.
âThere are circumstances where people would need to use a gun, and if itâs programmed for someone else to use it, then it would be worthless,â Clark explained.
And both Woods and Clark say cost will be a big problem, too. These guns could cost in the thousands of dollars. Woods and Clark both saying the price would put many of you out of the market.
âPeople are always surprised to hear that even a moderately priced firearm is in the $500-$800 range,â Woods stated.