Published on 02-24-2014 06:53 AM
On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey announced a piece of legislation he hopes will gain traction in Congress to help reduce gun violence nationwide. The aptly named Handgun Trigger Safety Act would introduce recognition technology to firearms allowing for just the owner to discharge it, while allotting $10 million of the federal budget to go towards gun violence research. The National Rifle Association, though, isn't quite as taken with Markey's bill as the Senator from Massachusetts is.
BostInno reached out directly to the NRA to find out what their thoughts were on Senator Markey's measures and, given the organizations staunch lobbying on behalf of the Second Amendment, if they think the bill will impede at all on a citizen's right to bear and keep arms.