Misuse of handguns is a significant factor in deaths, morbidity, and crime in the United States. One approach to reducing certain types of handgun misuse is to create a user-authorized handgun (UAHG), a firearm that can be operated only by an authorized user(s). Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns clarifies the technical challenges of developing a reliable UAHG. This report determines the requirements and specifications of UAHGs for those concerned with public and/or personal safety, and identifies technologies that could satisfy these needs.
Table of Contents
|Technological Options for User-Authorized Handguns||9-48|
|Appendix A Workshop Agenda||49-54|
|Appendix B Committee Biographies||55-60|
|Appendix C NIJ-Funded Research on User-Authorized Handguns||61-68|
|Appendix D Time and Cost Estimate for the Development of a New Conventional Handgun||69-70|
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