What exactly are smart firearms and what hope can they bring to the increasingly desperate gun-crime problem within the US?
While mass shootings understandably grab the media headlines, the problem of gun-related deaths runs far deeper in America. According to Politifact, which fact-checks statements made in the media, as of October 2017 there had been 1,396,733 American deaths on the field of battle since the Revolutionary War started in 1775. The same research reveals that since 1963, when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan, there had been 1,516,863 gun-related deaths on US soil up until 2015.
Could smart firearms be the answer to the increasingly desperate tragedy of gun-related deaths in the United States?