From SMS alerts about when an owner’s gun is being handled, to mobile apps that remotely prevent a gun from being fired, the future of gun safety, some say, is inextricably linked to mobile.
Jason Deffs, a mobile application developer and ex-security officer, certainly thinks so.
“This isn’t a debate about gun control,” Deffs says. “It’s about gun safety – something people on both sides of the gun debate can still appreciate. So in the future, if there’s a way for mobile technology to help make some gun owners more responsible, it may be worth exploring.”
Everyone knows that when it comes to guns, ownership implies a fiduciary duty to keep them out of the wrong.
Why yet another gun safety lecture? Consider the facts courtesy of a company that knows a thing or two about the subject – Fort Knox, the veritable gold standard in gun safety.
There are about 300 million guns in the U.S. today, about a third of them are handguns which are easily lifted and misused by the inexperienced and the young.
On average, about 67 percent of murders will be committed by use of firearms.
And, too often, unsecured firearms are within reach of children who can harm themselves or others.
What’s the best way to keep guns away from the young? For now, it’s still a gun safe, Deffs says. It’s the safest — and most responsible — way to go.
For more information, check out the new infographic from Fort Knox below.