“Smart gun” technology promises shooting

Skagit County, Wash. (KING) — A Washington man has invented a technological implant to increase gun safety by only allowing one’s gun to unlock if the hand with the implant is nearby.

Since he took his creation to the public, Amal Graafstra says death threats have already filtered in. Most are from gun rights activists who see his invention as a way for the government or other hackers to track their firearm.

Graafstra’s company, Dangerous Things, has focused on biohacking for many years and Graafstra himself has implants that unlock his office, his car, and his computers.

“I wanted to get a gun, but I didn’t want to have a gun that was just open for business to anybody who picked it up,” said Graafstra. “This is something that’s going to grow as applications become more relevant.”

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