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Smart Tech Challenges Foundation

Each year approximately 20,000 people in the United States are killed or injured as a result of unintentional shootings and youth suicides, which could be prevented with gun safety technologies. Like the seat belt and other consumer safety innovations, these technologies have the potential to save lives.

Smart Tech is the nation’s leading organization supporting the development of innovative solutions. In 2014, the Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge granted $1 million to 15 innovators working to ensure the safer use of guns. Following the initial challenge, Smart Tech continues to raise awareness among gun owners and the general public about the lifesaving potential of gun safety technologies.

Smart Tech supports the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. We believe that the market should drive innovation and consumer choice. Our goal is to identify technology solutions that advance gun safety and provide consumers the opportunity to purchase firearms with next-generation gun safety technology.

Advisory Board

  • Eric Adams
  • Rebecca Bond
  • Elizabeth Brook
  • Mark DiOrio
  • Bess Evans
  • David Paine
  • Greg Suhr
  • Stephen Teret

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