Thought I'd throw this out considering the talk recently of the New Jersey smart gun legislation and its effect on the development of the technology. Recently, the author of the legislation has suggested repealing the law contending that the consumer interest exists and the law mandating its use isn't really necessary.
And now it seems the Brady Campaign is throwing into the issue. While I normally try to use more neutral sources, I'm using this one because it contains links to documents detailing the event. I have seen it covered in much shorter articles from regular news sources,
Today the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Million Mom March Mercer County Chapter of the Brady Campaign are filing a lawsuit to force New Jersey to comply with the New Jersey Personalized
Handgun Law passed in 2002. The law requires the Attorney General to issue a report every six months on the availability of personalized handguns, also known as “smart” handguns. No reports have been issued since 2003. The law further requires only “smart” handguns to be sold in New Jersey within three years after these firearms are found to be available in the United States.
So now that they passed the law, someone is telling them to fish, or cut bait. I'm guessing the Governor has been hoping this would stay below the radar due to the potential for affecting his possible Presidential run.
Its going to be fun seeing how this plays out. My personal preferences run towards the law being repealed. This would remove the onus of marketing and developing the technology curtailing the gun rights of citizens.
My next preference would be to remove the military and law enforcement exemption to the law. After all, if the technology is good enough for John Q. Public, it should be good enough for those who protect and serve.