Why isn't the NRA getting out in front with proposals to secure legally-owned firearms that don't involve locking them up in a safe (a decidedly 19th century technology). These days I have password protected electronic interlocks on my house, my car, my phone, my computer and even this website. In fact just about everything except guns and toilet bowls. It is well within the scope of current technology to devise an electronic interlock for a gun that would be uniquely activated by a fingerprint reader (for example). True a criminal can break such a device with any blunt object but it is easy enough to have a break-in initiate an e-mail alert to local law enforcement and a text alert to all cell phones within a selected radius.