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Smart Guns Deserve a Free Market

Why is the gun-rights movement treating the expansion of consumer choice not as free enterprise but as treason?
The wristwatch is what makes Armatix's guns so smart. Photographer: Joerg Koch/AFP/Getty Images

Poor Ernst Mauch. The managing director of Armatix GmbH, a German firearms maker, appears to believe in "a market-driven approach to firearms safety." Unfortunately, the forces that shape the roughly $4 billion U.S. civilian guns and ammunition industry are increasingly political.

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