First ?smart? pistol hits shelves in California | Fox News ?We need the iPhone of guns?: Will smart guns transform the gun industry? - The Washington Post While at first glance it seems like something none of us would ever buy (reliability concerns and cost) and something we could simply ignore, reading further into the washington post article it seems residents in New Jersey and California are already screwed. There's laws there that require all gun sales to be "smart" guns within 3 years of the first one's introduction. The article also mentioned there's a similar national level bill introduced.