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Markey Calls For ‘Personalized’ Gun Law

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Senate hopeful Ed Markey at a press conference about tightening gun laws.(CBS)

Senate hopeful Ed Markey at a press conference about tightening gun laws.(CBS)

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BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be “personalized” so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.

Markey said technology already exists to make guns inoperable for unauthorized users.

The Massachusetts Democrat said the bill will make it harder for stolen guns to be used in crimes and will reduce accidental firearm deaths by making it impossible for children to fire guns they find.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Markey, who detailed the bill Wednesday, also called on President Obama to include $10 million in his budget proposal for gun violence research.

Markey said his bill should be embraced by gun owners and safety advocates, but any gun control measure will likely come up against tough opposition in Congress.

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