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'Smart' guns, dumb shooters

To the editor: First, a photo with the article shows the chief executive of “smart” gun maker Armatix USA Inc. holding a firearm with her finger on the trigger. This violates a foremost gun safety rule: Keep your finger away from the trigger until you are ready to fire.

Second, whereas the majority of handguns are kept for home defense purposes, one must consider: When seconds matter, who wants to have to reach for and deactivate a safety device before reaching for the gun?

Fred Kong, Los Angeles


To the editor: This article is further proof that “gun rights activists” opposed to safety technology live in a fantasy world where old-fashioned shooting irons are connected to their precious bodily fluids, and no responsibility attached to gun ownership can be tolerated.

Renee Leask, Glendale

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