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The first smart gun is finally coming to market. Will anyone buy it?

By Zusha Elinson

27 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. Colorado startup Biofire is set to release a 9mm Smart Gun, which uses a fingerprint reader and facial recognition camera to ensure only authorized users can fire it. The gun is expected to ship in December and costs $1,499.

Sasha Wiesen sleeps with a .40-caliber handgun in a safe by his bed. The commercial real-estate broker from Florida recently preordered a new type of firearm he hopes will make the safe unnecessary.

The new weapon is the Colorado startup Biofire’s 9mm Smart Gun, which can only be fired if it recognizes an authorized user with a fingerprint reader on the grip or a facial recognition camera on the back.

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