Jul 18 2003

Firearm Manufacturer Receives $1 Million Grant for ‘Recognition’ R&D

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $1 million grant to FN Manufacturing in Columbia for continued developed of a Secure Weapons System. The funds will be used to continue the firm’s research and development of technology that will allow firearms to ‘recognize’ the owner. The effect of this ‘recognition’ technology would be to increase firearm safety for commercial and law enforcement use. “It’s gratifying to know that South Carolina is on the cutting edge in developing safety features for firearms,” said Graham. ####