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Blumenthal and Murphy Praise Proposed Standards for 'Smart Guns'

Blumenthal and Murphy Praise Proposed Standards for 'Smart Guns'

HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy welcomed the announcement Friday that the White House will be completing standards for "smart gun" technology by October.

"I truly hope that Connecticut will be at the forefront of this movement, but only when individual police department and law enforcement are satisfied that this technology is accurate, reliable, durable and feasible," Blumenthal said.

The White House released a report Friday about the federal standards for the sale and use of smart guns — firearms equipped with a mechanism that prevents non-owners from firing the weapon. Before law enforcement agencies could...

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