A mock-up of the Armatix iP1 pistol, which was intended to be the first “smart gun” for sale in America last year. The company’s handgun uses a radio frequency-enabled stopwatch to identify its user so no one else can fire it, but it has met with the same uproar that has stopped many seeking tougher weapons laws.
A mock-up of the Armatix iP1 pistol, which was intended to be the first “smart gun” for sale in America last year. The company’s handgun uses a radio frequency-enabled stopwatch to identify its user so no one else can fire it, but it has met with the same uproar that has stopped many seeking tougher weapons laws. MONICA ALMEIDA New York Times file
A mock-up of the Armatix iP1 pistol, which was intended to be the first “smart gun” for sale in America last year. The company’s handgun uses a radio frequency-enabled stopwatch to identify its user so no one else can fire it, but it has met with the same uproar that has stopped many seeking tougher weapons laws. MONICA ALMEIDA New York Times file
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Dan Morain: Silicon Valley seeks to disrupt gun industry

November 21, 2015 04:00 PM

UPDATED November 22, 2015 12:00 AM

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Dan Morain has been a columnist for The Sacramento Bee since 2010, focusing on state government and politics. He previously worked for The Los Angeles Times, covering the California Supreme Court when Rose Bird was chief justice, the Legislature when Willie Brown was speaker and the governor's office during Gray Davis' tenure. Dan Morain can be reached at dmorain@sacbee.com or 916-321-1907. Twitter: @DanielMorain.