Democrat Rep. Pushes Bill Requiring Traditional Guns to be Retrofitted as ‘Smart Guns’


Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY-12) has introduced a bill requiring all traditional handguns to be retrofitted with “smart gun” technology before they can be sold.

The bill grants 10 years until the retrofitting requirement goes into effect.

According to a press release from Maloney’s office, the “smart gun” legislation is called the Handgun Trigger Safety Act. It would be implemented in stages–requiring manufacturers to make only “smart guns” within the next five years and then require the retrofitting of traditional handguns five years later.

The Act would also use taxpayer money “to develop and improve “personalized” handgun technology to increase efficacy and decrease costs” and would “provide reimbursement to manufacturers for the costs of retrofitting handguns.” The reimbursement would come out of “the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund.”

Maloney said:

How many more kids have to die? How many more police officers have to be killed with their own weapon

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