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Tierney bill urges ‘smart’ technology for firearms

James Bond avoided death in the film “Skyfall” when his handgun, outfitted with technology that recognized him as its owner, became inoperable after falling into the villain’s hands.

It wasn’t just the stuff of Hollywood fiction — such technology is being developed by several companies, and Massachusetts Congressman John Tierney would like it to be built into new guns.

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