Sen. Markey Says Gun Bill Will Help Reduce Gun Violence
U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be “personalized” so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.
Markey said technology already exists to make guns inoperable for unauthorized users.
The Massachusetts Democrat said the bill will make it harder for stolen guns to be used in crimes and will reduce accidental firearm deaths by making it impossible for children to fire guns they find.
Markey, who detailed the bill Wednesday, also called on President Obama to include $10 million in his budget proposal for gun violence research.
Markey said his bill should be embraced by gun owners and safety advocates, but any gun control measure will likely come up against tough opposition in Congress. (Associated Press)