Kyle Mizokami explains some of the dumbness of a spiffy new smart gun.
But there's another thing....
See, the gun is meant to be enabled by a special watch. Mizokami notes:
There’s another issue unique to the smart gun. It’s practically begging for hackers to attack it. Armatrix claims its system is encrypted. That doesn’t mean that someone can’t hack your firearm—it just means it won’t be easy.
And how would you know if your gun had been hacked? You wouldn’t—until you drew the weapon for self-defense and it failed to work.
Actually, disabling it doesn't require hacking. Just jamming. Interfere with the radio link between watch and gun, and the gun becomes useless. And, a radio link with a 10-inch range? Can't be using much power, so it doesn't take much power to prevent it working.