Will This Watch-Controlled Smart Pistol Really Make Owning a Gun Safer?

Last week, a gun shop in California introduced a new addition to its stock: A .22-caliber pistol that only works when the user is wearing the accompanying RFID-enabled watch. It’s being heralded as the “iPhone of guns.”The gun is called the Smart System iP1, a pistol made by the German company Armatix that retails for $ 1,399 (a significant price cut from its $ 10,000 debut). The important bit is the watch—sold separately for $ 399—which is activated with a pin number and contains an

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