Why Smart Guns Are Failing to Gain Traction in America – Maryland gun store co-owner Andy Raymond recently scrapped his plan to sell “smart guns” at his store, Engage Armament, after receiving hundreds of protests and several death threats. Raymond originally intended to sell Armatix’s iP1, a .22-caliber handgun that only fires when in a 10-inch radio frequency range from a paired watch. This is the second time a gun store has reversed its stance on smart guns — the first being a California store that backtracked earlier this year after being hit by a similar backlash.