Having just returned from overdosing on crab claws, french fries and good companionship, I'm late to the fray.
The only part of the OP that matters here is the pluses and minuses of smart-gun technology.
Mommy and daddy and little kids and politicians' natterings and yawpings are not germane to the topic.
My own opinion? Since the police and military use firearms on a regular basis of need far more than the private sector folks, let them test the technology for reliability. They're employees of the public sector which is advocating the use.
I think that we all agree that hearing a click instead of a bang is a real bummer. I therefore do not wish to be a guinea pig in testing the concept.
So: Does anybody know of any test samples--prototypes--which did or did not function in an appropriate manner?
You're from BATFE? Come right in! I use all your fine products!