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‘Smart guns’ could be next step in gun control

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‘Smart guns’ could be next step in gun control

A proposal to expand background checks failed in Washington, but several entrepreneurs say they have a different answer to curbing gun violence.

They’re using technology to create guns that only fire in the right hands. These so-called smart guns can recognize a watch, a ring or even just a grip.

For more than a decade, researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have been working on a grip-recognizing gun similar to the one James Bond uses in “Skyfall.”

Sensors on the grip — similar to the touchpad on a laptop — measure the pressure applied and the size and shape of the hand holding the gun.

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