ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JAN. 28 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 18, 1996, file photo, Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo. reacts as Colt Manufacturing Vice President Doug Overbury sh

 

              ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JAN. 28 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 18, 1996, file photo, Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo. reacts as Colt Manufacturing Vice President Doug Overbury sh
ADVANCE FOR MONDAY JAN. 28 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Wednesday Sept. 18, 1996, file photo, Rep. Pat Schroeder, D-Colo. reacts as Colt Manufacturing Vice President Doug Overbury shows his company's Smart Gun during a Capitol Hill news conference. The gun, a standard-looking .40-caliber, semi-automatic pistol can only be activated from a pea-size radio transmitter worn on the wrist of an authorized shooter. When the White House recently called for pushing ahead with such new technology as part of President Obama’s plan to cut gun violence, the administration did not mention the concept’s embattled past. As with so much else in the nation's long-running divisions over gun rights and regulation, what sounds like a futuristic vision is, in fact, an idea that has been kicked around for years, sidelined by intense suspicion, doubts about feasibility and pressure tactics. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)