Here is the comment I mentioned from Don Bates, out in Idaho. He has done more research than your truly, so it is probably more worthwhile to cogitate his response.
Perhaps they will take off when the US Secret Service places the first order for them! (Remember the agent who left his firearm unattended a couple of weeks ago?) Who will be responsible for determining the “authorized ” user of the weapon? Hopefully not our government, which can’t even secure it’s own computer data base. Do you remember the data breach at the Office of Personnel Management, USPS personnel and internal records files, and a few others within the federal government. If they can be hacked, so can any other computer controlled file.
The weapons sold at gun shows are seldom if ever involved in crimes. Perhaps instead of saying ‘reduce gun violence’ we should be saying stop violence by any means. Also bear in mind that the statistics quoted in ‘gun violence’ incidents also include the perpetrator as a ‘victim’.
Another fallacy is that guns can be bought and sold over the internet: all new firearm transactions involving anything other than black powder firearms must be made through a licensed Federal Firearms License Holder who must maintain a lifetime of transaction records. The sales recorded in “Operation Fast and Furious” were flagged by legitimate FFL dealers who were directed by the Department of Justice to allow the sales to go through. This resulted in an undisclosed number of deaths including American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.