Will This Smart Gun Solve America’s Gun Problem? (video)

A trio of Brooklyn engineering students think they’ve figured out how to make firearms safe. But will it work?

In August 2016, Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams announced a smart gun design competition to create what he referred to as a “safer gun.” … The team that emerged victorious in the competition—after several months of tinkering on a design that ultimately failed—was a trio of scrappy students at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering. It was surprising, given their competition: professional laboratories, defense systems researchers, and more.

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