2 million children live in a home with a firearm that is both LOADED and UNLOCKED.

Our mission is to foster innovation in firearms safety to protect those children.

This 18-Year-Old Created A Gun That Could Change The Industry

Silicon Valley’s Smart Tech Challenges Foundation announced it is funding an innovator developing user-authentication technology for firearms, as part of the first-ever $1 million Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge.

The first innovator featured by the Foundation is 18-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, Colorado, who is integrating a biometric sensor into a firearm that requires an authorized user’s fingerprint to discharge.

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Our Goals

Bypass political gridlock

Promote firearms safety

Preserve the 2nd amendment

Save lives

Breaking News

Smart Tech Grantee Begins User-Testing Alpha Prototype of Fingerprint-Access AR-15 Rifle

Two years after the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman used a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle to take the lives of twenty first-grade children and six educators, Safe Gun Technology (SGTi) invited members of the community and law enforcement to begin user testing of an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle equipped with a fingerprint-activated sensor, part of SGTi’s unique retrofit kit which allows a firearm to fire only when activated by an authorized user’s fingerprint and renders the firearm inoperable for anyone else.

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Every day in America

8 children and teens die from guns.



87 people are victims of accidents, homicides, and suicides with guns.


179 people are injured by guns.



We’re giving a total of $1M to innovators to accelerate the development of their technologies to promote firearms safety.

Our Progress

  • Firearms Safety Challenge: Launched

  • Grantees: Selected

  • Grant funds: Disbursed

  • Firearms Safety Innovation: Ongoing

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