New Jersey - A little over a decade ago, New Jersey birthed a new law dealing with "smart gun" safety technology. Gun saftey has grown up and the law may soon have real impact in New Jersey. 

Such a smart gun exists, but, so far, has not been sold in the U.S.

The iP1 pistol made by the German company Armatex uses electronic chips inside the pistol and a wristband the user wears.

Two gun dealers in the United States have dropped plans to sell the pistol. A California company owner had planned to sell the gun, but ultimately, under pressure from the NRA and gun owners, denied he ever had plans to sell the iP1.


Just last week, Engage Armament LLC, had planned to sell the Armatix smart gun before reversing course Thursday night, under heavy criticsm on it facebook page.

The NRA and other critics of the new technology are concerned that it will lead down a slippery slope of more restrictive gun laws - perhaps even outlawing guns that are not equipped with the chips.

In response to this concern, New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg said in an interview Friday with MSNBC that she will introduce a bill to reverse the 2002 "smart gun" law if the NRA will agree not to stand in the way of smart gun technology.

MSNBC will host an indepth look at smart guns on Monday, May 5th at 9 p.m.