Makers of smart guns waiting to see if Obama will walk the talk

Last Updated: January 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

Jonathan Mossberg planned to listen closely to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday.

The Daytona Beach, Florida-based gun maker has much to gain from President Obama’s recent call for more investment in the development of smart guns. His company, iGun Technology, spent more than a dozen years working on a “smart” pump-action shotgun, and he comes from a family regarded as America’s oldest firearms manufacturer.

But for all of Obama’s recent push toward gun technology, Mossberg has doubts.

“Let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic about the government looking into smart gun technology,” Mossberg said. “Is this all talk, or will there really be some sort of action?”

Jonathan Mossberg planned to listen closely to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday.

The Daytona Beach, Florida-based gun maker has much to gain from President Obama’s recent call for more investment in the development of smart guns. His company, iGun Technology, spent more than a dozen years working on a “smart” pump-action shotgun, and he comes from a family regarded as America’s oldest firearms manufacturer.

But for all of Obama’s recent push toward gun technology, Mossberg has doubts.

“Let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic about the government looking into smart gun technology,” Mossberg said. “Is this all talk, or will there really be some sort of action?”

Jonathan Mossberg planned to listen closely to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday.

The Daytona Beach, Florida-based gun maker has much to gain from President Obama’s recent call for more investment in the development of smart guns. His company, iGun Technology, spent more than a dozen years working on a “smart” pump-action shotgun, and he comes from a family regarded as America’s oldest firearms manufacturer.

But for all of Obama’s recent push toward gun technology, Mossberg has doubts.

“Let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic about the government looking into smart gun technology,” Mossberg said. “Is this all talk, or will there really be some sort of action?”

Jonathan Mossberg planned to listen closely to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address Tuesday.

The Daytona Beach, Florida-based gun maker has much to gain from President Obama’s recent call for more investment in the development of smart guns. His company, iGun Technology, spent more than a dozen years working on a “smart” pump-action shotgun, and he comes from a family regarded as America’s oldest firearms manufacturer.

But for all of Obama’s recent push toward gun technology, Mossberg has doubts.

“Let’s just say I’m cautiously optimistic about the government looking into smart gun technology,” Mossberg said. “Is this all talk, or will there really be some sort of action?”