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Gun Safety Design Contest

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Recently, the U.S. has been rocked by numerous public shootings and gun violence deaths from shootings at schools to malls. One of the parents who lost a child last December at Sandy Hook spoke about the importance of gun safety going forward.

"We will continue to grieve for the rest of our lives but it's not about the inaction but about what do you do through this to make something positive happen,"said Nicole Hockley, who lost her son in the Sandy Hook shooting.

The Silicon Valley's Smart Tech Foundation took that message to heart by creating an interesting competition.

The group of investors in California is offering one million dollars to anyone who can come up with an idea for a gun safety feature.

They plan on taking some of the best ideas, funding and producing them.  The public can then purchase the safest guns on the market. These are some of the ideas the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have in mind.

"There is everything from making the ammo smarter, how you grip a gun. There's stuff that's looking at biometrics on the finger print itself and a host of other solutions and we're curious to see what else we haven't heard of," said Jim Pitkow, entrepreneur.

The company will begin accepting submissions starting in January. They hope the new product will help save the 31,000 Americans that are lost on average each year from firearm-related deaths.

If you have any ideas of your own you can share them with Silicon Valley at or email for your chance at a million dollars and a chance to change the world of gun safety.

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