Most movie goers watch a James Bond film and marvel at the gadgetry on display.
A House Democrat caught last year’s Skyfall and figured a specially equipped gun used in the film could be a solution to the nation’s gun violence problem.
The idea is to produce guns that can only be used by the gun’s owners. Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) cited the latest James Bond movie, “Skyfall,” as inspiration for the bill.
“In the most recent James Bond film, Bond escapes death when his handgun, which is equipped with technology that recognizes him as its owner, becomes inoperable when it gets into the wrong hands,” Tierney’s office said in a statement introducing the bill. “This technology, however, isn’t just for the movies — it’s a reality.”
So, too, are the questions surrounding just how much these guns would help prevent future shootings.