Monday at 5: New smart gun using chip technology has support of former Seattle Police chiefs


Monday at 5: New smart gun using chip technology has support of former Seattle Police chiefs



After trying education and legislation, a local advocate for gun safety is turning to technology to prevent gun violence. 

Ralph Fascitelli is working to create a smart gun that uses a chip, similar to what’s in a key fob. The chip can be embedded in a ring or watch. He says the gun will only work for the authorized user wearing the chip in close proximity to the gun.

Fascitelli, who worked with Washington CeaseFire for 20 years, is the co-founder of a smart gun company and is working to get the funding to make a prototype.

He’s teamed up with two former Seattle police chiefs, and knows reliability is crucial. 

He’s convinced the new technology could protect kids, prevent suicides, and stop mass shootings.

KIRO 7’s Alison Grande investigates the new smart gun technology and why supporters say it is already proven technology Monday at 5 p.m. 


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