Meet the $319 'smart gun lock' set to hit the market (VIDEO)

Identilock smart gun lock

This biometric gun lock is one step towards the "smart guns" President Obama is asking for.

Posted by The Verge on Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Verge takes a look at the Identilock smart gun lock debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The Identilock is a biometric gun lock that requires a fingerprint match with the user to open the lock and drop free of the firearm. Charged via USB, the battery lasts up to six months.

With increasing gun lock laws in places like San Francisco and calls from the President to expand research into so-called “smart gun” technology, the Identilock surprisingly was the only biometric gun lock at CES this year.

However, not everyone is sold on the idea.

One of the commenters on the original Verge post received 150~ likes after he summed up his feelings by posting, “For this price I could buy another gun to watch my gun.”

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