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Winners of high-profile smart gun design challenge are afraid to come out publicly

12
Sep
2014

Design challenges are common in Silicon Valley. Some recipients of a high-profile contest for smart gun designs are refusing to allow themselves to be announced publicly, The Verge has learned, for fear of a backlash from gun rights activists. A smart gun is a computer-enhanced weapon that authenticates users before allowing them to shoot. Smart guns may rely on biometric data such as a fingerprint, voice print, or the unique way the user grips the gun.

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