How New Jersey’s Smart Gun Law Backfired

Bloomberg News reports that a law intended to encourage safer, digitally enhanced firearms has actually impeded their development. Gun store owner Andy Raymond gained passing fame last year for posting an Internet video about his abortive attempt to sell so-called smart guns, a type of digitally equipped firearms designed to thwart unauthorized users. As punishment for offering smart guns, some of his detractors threatened to kill him and burn down his store in Rockville, Md.