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NYPD teams with Brooklyn colleges to develop “smart gun”

"Smart Gun" with fingerprint technology.
“Smart Gun” with fingerprint technology.

New York college students have been paired with the NYPD to develop and test new “smart gun” technologies.

According to New York Daily News, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has tasked college students with developing technology that would allow a weapon to be fired only by an authorized user. The NYPD will help test the designs.

“The NYPD’s range officers will help work out the kinks,” said Adams, who thought of the idea after the murders of Police Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos in 2014.

Adams turned to borough colleges such as the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Pratt University and New York City College of Technology to work on the project. The one with the best proposal will receive $1 million from Adams’ budget to advance the program.

The plan has been officially blessed by the typical agenda-driven, anti-gun
New York City Hall. “The city is proud to take the lead in anti-gun violence strategies, and looks forward to testing out this new gun technology,” a spokeswoman said.

Considering the difficulty in legally obtaining, carrying or practicing with a firearm in New York City, combined with the NYPD’s well-documented history of dismal firearms proficiency, the development and testing of a new firearm may prove to be a rather interesting affair.

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