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Belgium

4 June 2002

Reuters

BRUSSELS — A Belgian company has made a prototype of a smart gun that can only be used by its owner, developed under contract with the U.S. government to make it harder for criminals to use stolen weapons. The idea is to make a gun fire when the owner wants it to and not to when the owner doesn't want to, said Robert Sauvage, a spokesman for FN Herstal, which has received about $20 million from the U.S. Department of Justice. Gun control is a hot issue in the United... (GunPolicy.org)

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