City Dangles $1 Million to School with Best 'Smart Gun' Design

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is offering $1 million to the school that can come up with the best 'smart gun' technology.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams thinks that gun technology needs an upgrade, and he's offered up more than $1 million from his budget to help make it happen.

"Smart guns" are weapons that can only by fired by an authorized user. At a Tuesday press conference, Adams reiterated a position he'd taken earlier this month during a symposium he hosted on the technology: that guns haven't changed since the 1980's, despite technological leaps in many other fields.

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