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    Brooklyn kicks off $1 million smart gun design competition

    Brooklyn kicks off $1 million smart gun design competition (VIDEO)


    Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined with others this week to debut a contest for colleges and universities in New York City to create technology to prevent unauthorized users from firing a gun.

    Allied with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, the New York City Police Department and the Smart Tech Challenge Foundation, Adams is pledging to give $1 million in capital grants from his office to the team that develops the best smart gun.

    Adams feels increased use of smart guns will help curb both accidental gun deaths and use of stolen firearms by criminals.

    “This is a great opportunity to further the conversation around gun related deaths and how technology can alleviate these issues,” said Adams in a press conference. “We want the free flow of ideas coming from all aspects of the public.”

    Teams can register to enter the competition between Sept 1, 2016 and Jan. 1, 2017. Schools from any of the five boroughs can compete and can have as many teams as they like but must contain one graduate student or professor on each team. The deadline for entry submission is June 1, 2017.

    Once submitted, a committee will pick the five best ideas and allocate $10,000 to each of those semi-finalist teams whose schematic idea will be reviewed by the NYPD. The designs will be evaluated for safety, ease of adaptability to the market, feasibility and flexibility.

    Adams says the competition has already brainstormed three areas of interest in personalized handguns: a smart phone app to find lost or stolen guns, firearms with fingerprint biometrics and RFID technology such as a ring worn by the user. But he cautioned these initial ideas are just the tip of the iceberg.

    “Embracing other concepts such as microstamping and other technologies that are out there, we can create an environment where gun ownership will not be trampled on but the rights of people living in a society free from gun violence will be preserved and protected,” said Adams.

    The winning team, to be announced sometime in the summer of 2017, would be awarded $1 million in capital budget allocations from Brooklyn Borough President’s office.

    The $50,000 in seed money will likewise come from Adams’s discretionary fund.
    Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined with others this week to debut a contest for colleges and universities in New York City to create technology to prevent unauthorized users from firing a gun.
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    #2
    Tax dollars at work

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      #3
      How are students of any kind going to legally work with a gun of any type in the workers paradise of New York City? On whose license?

      Pretty friggin stupid.
      Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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        #4
        Eric Adams who has a full carry permit. Hypocrite, member of 100 blacks in law enforcement I guess they couldn't count past 100.

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          #5
          Not too sure what the way grants work, but i could easily build a winning design. How could i then use the grant money on buying more guns for myself then?

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            #6
            This smells like a Bloomberg project

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              #7
              Not for nothing but this kind of expenditure of city funds does not even seem legal ... but ..the fucked up thing is ..IIRC both California and New Jersey have passed laws to implement "smart gun technology" once it becomes available... I figure the Gun Industry wasn't gonna invent any such thing.....so here ya go ...

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                #8
                Since when is the NYPD an arbiter of good technological design? Weren't they the ones that took perfectly good guns and installed a trigger so heavy that the officer was almost guaranteed to miss his target?

                Nothing more than a publicity stunt. This guy Adams is doing nothing to reduce the number of CRIMINALS on the streets.
                SHADAP VARMINT!

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                  #9
                  I'd be glad to install it on my guns, right after their bodyguards and the whole 35,000 member NYPD install it on theirs.
                  Post count uber alles!
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                    #10
                    Because there's no way anyone could work around that technology...or disable them electronically....
                    “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Grifhunter View Post
                      How are students of any kind going to legally work with a gun of any type in the workers paradise of New York City? On whose license?

                      Pretty friggin stupid.
                      Oh my.
                      you are very ignorant about the law [sarcasm]
                      you have such an outdated way of looking at law as if laws applied equally to all people and the government.
                      thats not how the law works today.
                      if you're a liberal politician, you are mostly above the law.
                      its all for the greater good and all that

                      "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                        #12
                        He also backed a bill to limit gun owners to ammo purchases of double the magazine capacity in a 90 day period. He has an agenda.

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                          The winning team, to be announced sometime in the summer of 2017, would be awarded $1 million in capital budget allocations from Brooklyn Borough President’s office.

                          SO IT IS ALREADY IN THE BAG IF YOU KNOW WHO WON THE COMPETITION

                          The $50,000 in seed money will likewise come from Adams’s discretionary fund.

                          SO THIS AMOUNT IS PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS AND THE OTHER 950,000 IS PAID FOR BY BLOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMBURG ???

                          but the police , military and other government orgs do not want this as they do not consider it safe for them WHY

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                            #14
                            Its a stunt, nothing more. Headlines grabbing, click-bait starting, paste it on campaign flier food for the ignorant voters who back them. It works, they keep getting re-elected, so you can't blame them. The funny thing is it will be counter productive to their ultimate goal. Why would the private investors in the technology continue to invest in private companies' research if they are competing with the government in producing this idea? I wouldn't.

                            So a silly idea, with no concept of unintended consequences is par for the Democrat-liberal schemes.
                            Ballistic: "Grif... You are my legal eagle spirit animal...."

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                              #15
                              Eric should test out all these inventions on his personally owned firearms. But then again that piece of shit zero wouldn't know a "clip" from a "thingy that goes up" on a gun if you asked him. He played the system and got a pension, nothing more then a ZERO. His claims of racism kept him sheltered by chicken shit white ranking officers afraid to stand up to him and other clowns.
                              Captain my ass I wonder how many "b"s he had in front of his promotional list numbers.
                              100 Zeros in Law Enforcement. Screw him and them.

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