Sometimes self-defense stories illustrate important points. We’ve all seen a lot of stories that contradict a lot of the myths out there, on both sides, about using firearms to defend your life. This is an important one from New Jersey. Why is it important? This is why:
The woman ran to her bedroom, locked the door and grabbed her husband’s handgun and ammunition, Traina said.
The gun is legally registered to the woman’s husband, he said.
She then ran into the bathroom, locked that door and loaded the weapon while sitting on the floor.
Emphasis mine. The Garden State has decreed that, once the technology is available, all firearms sold in New Jersey will only be operable by the authorized user, except to law enforcement, who apparently didn’t want anything to do with the technology.
I suppose this woman could have thrown the smart gun at the man trying to attack her. It might be kind of heavy with all those electronic and mechanical extras in it, after all.