The company’s product is called “The Intelligun” and it uses a sensor on the handgrip of a pistol to identify fingerprints. Only those whose prints have been previously entered would be allowed to actually fire the gun.
Enter Attorney General Eric Holder, who invited Gentry to further discussions after meeting with multiple firearms manufacturers earlier this year.
Gentry’s comments on the interaction about how the identification technology could be used by the Department of Justice:
This interested Eric Holder. He wondered how we might be able to control who was or wasn’t authorized.
I stopped him right there. I looked right across the table at Eric Holder — yeah, the attorney general of the United States — and told him, ‘If you try to mandate my smart-gun technology, I’ll burn it down.
The Intelligun is designed to save lives, not restrict freedom.