(PRWEB) February 18, 2014
While technology advocates look at smart guns as a method of increasing gun safety by preventing unauthorized use and reducing the risk of accidental firing, not everyone is in favor of the idea. Many gun-rights groups feel that the technology is little better than gun control laws, in that they both attempt to limit who can and can’t use guns.
On the other hand, some gun-control advocates are against smart guns because they believe they will lead to an overall increase in gun ownership by making consumers believe that guns are safer than they really are.
According to Jason Hope, technology expert, the Smart Tech Challenges Foundation provides a great opportunity for innovators to prove the doubters wrong. “Any time you try to use technology to solve a big social problem like gun violence, you’re going to have doubters,” according to technology expert. “However, technological innovators have a long history of proving the doubters wrong, and I don’t see why the issue of gun violence should be any different. It excites me to know that so many smart, innovative people are working on this problem, and I am confident they’ll come up with something that can make a real difference.”
As the competition to create a new take on the personalized gun heats up, both technology enthusiasts and social policy experts will look forward to March, when they’ll get to see what the innovators came up with.
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