Looks like so-called "smart gun" technology is being advocated again. Not practical or affordable or effective, IMO, but this won't stop the anti-gun states from adopting it, I suspect.
"Lawmakers around the country have been intrigued by the possibilities. New Jersey passed a hotly contested law in 2002 requiring that only smart guns be sold in the state within three years of a smart gun being sold anywhere in the country. A similar measure made it through the California Senate last year, and at the federal level, Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.) also has introduced a mandate."
If a smart gun-enabling wristwatch is worn, does this mean that the gun owner is no longer carrying concealed but is effectively "brandishing" since anyone can see his wristwatch/key?
Would police also be required to only use smart guns, "for their safety"?
The cost of one of these smart guns seems to be about $1400 plus $400 for each wristwatch/key gadget. I suspect they would soon require that the watch/key have a GPS, a camera and a microphone and that it call 911 any time you use or manipulate the gun.
This is such a mess - many people find thumb safeties or unreliable built-in gun locks to be unacceptable for a self-defense firearm.