If I remember correctly, this was an idea some idiot in Califormia made.
The firingping was supposed to place a microstamp on the ejected shell, so it could be traced to the firearm used.
Only problem is, revolvers don`t eject any shells......
and if the person shooting that pistol picks up the used shells, I mean who knows, he might just be a reloader and needs the shells for reloading ammo, then that idea won`t work either.
It has also been proposed to have every round fixed with a serialnumber, and all ammo purchases should be registered.
It`s all aq pile of big crap.
But this Smart Gun scheiss (scheisse = german word for sh_t) is in the New Jersey lawand has been for some years now.
The company Armatix tried to make their products Trust Lock and Quicklock mandatory for every gun owner in germany by law.
It was proven, as shown in one of the videos I posted further up, that those systems are junk and can be removed by using a simple sanding machine within seconds.
The problems with smart technology is, specially taking the system Armatix is trying to place on the market, that you have to have a tollerance in the distance the watch must have to the pistol in order to function and that gives those who take the gun away from the owner a chance to still fire it, as shown on the video with Ralph Möller in the other video I posted.
In my humble opinion, it`s not smart, to ignore this issue due to a lack of publicity.
Once this system has been implemented successfully in one state, others will follow. Specially those states, that want and have a stricter gun law already.
It would only be a matter of time.
The company Armatix is fiddling together with Bloomberg and with the IANSA, that are also within the UN and also is involved in the Small Arms Treaty just signed by Obama.
One of the chairman from the IANSA is Mick North whose son was shot at the Dunblane schoolshooting in 1996 and was one of the leading players to have the gun ban pushed through in 1996/1997.
So I wouldn`t really underestimate this entire issue, because it goes much further, then just catches the eye on smart technology