Can’t have that.
The Obama administration is locked and loaded for a fresh push on gun control initiatives—reportedly moving to advocate for so-called “smart gun” technology….
Smart gun technology research may well be a good idea, and having smart guns—weapons that can be fired only by their legitimate owners—certainly seems like a good idea.
Even Government involvement in funding basic research—the secrets of the universe kind of thing—or doing its own basic research might be a good idea.
However, Government involvement in engineering research, which smart gun tech development surely is, and Government involvement in determining, or even merely jawboning, what products it wants in a free market most assuredly are not legitimate.
These are matters for private citizens, private enterprise, and the market place to determine.