All In on smart guns

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All In with Chris Hayes has been reporting on smart guns for years.

In 2014, we first delved into the intense debate in America over using smart guns - firearms that won’t shoot unless handled by an authorized user - and the blowback against people trying to sell them.

All In with Chris Hayes, 5/5/14, 8:15 PM ET

The NRA hates this gun

All In America: Inside the intense debate over a potentially game changing smart gun in America - and the blowback against those who try to sell it.

After All In’s exclusive interview with Maryland gun dealer Andy Raymond, he received death threats.

All In with Chris Hayes, 5/5/14, 8:28 PM ET

Under pressure, gun seller changes his mind

Andy Raymond said selling the Armatix smart gun was about standing up for freedom. Then the blowback came – along with a shocking video.

New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg joined Chris Hayes on air in May 2014 to present a compromise - if the NRA would stop impeding technological progress, she would move to repeal a law she helped to write which says that once smart guns are on the market, New Jersey gun dealers must stop selling all other firearms.

All In with Chris Hayes, 5/5/14, 8:38 PM ET

NJ Democrat would repeal 'smart gun' law

NJ State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg says she will work to reverse a law making smart guns mandatory in her state – if the NRA will agree to stop obstructing them.

Chris Hayes then squared off with Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, over Senator Weinberg’s offer to repeal a gun control law in exchange for allowing more smart guns to be sold.

All In with Chris Hayes, 5/6/14, 9:37 PM ET

The 'smart gun' fight rages on

Chris Hayes squares off with Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America over an offer to repeal a gun control law in exchange for allowing “smart guns” be sold.

We followed up with Andy Raymond, the gun dealer who decided not to sell smart guns after receiving threats, about New Jersey State Senator Loretta Weinberg’s deal and his interest in finding common ground with those on opposite sides of the smart guns debate.

All In with Chris Hayes, 5/8/14, 9:34 PM ET

NRA won't engage on smart gun compromise

The National Rifle Association won’t talk about a deal to repeal a gun control law - but one gun dealer who faced death threats will.

This year, in a groundbreaking new piece, All In examined the tipping point now facing the industry. Smart gun technology has matured to the point that smart guns will be on store shelves very soon, but the cultural and political barries to widespread acceptance are stronger than ever - as the NRA continues to stand in the way. 

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All In on smart guns

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