Limerick man’s bid to prevent mass murder

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick man’s bid to prevent mass murderBy admin – January 24, 2013 664 A LIMERICK businessman has met with a senior member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet to discuss the introduction of new gun technology to prevent mass shootings and make America a safer country. Robert McNamara from Rathkeale visited the White House last Friday and met US Attorney General Eric Holder to secure White House approval on his smart gun technology. Triggersmart Technology, founded by the Limerick entrepreneur, works by radio frequency and makes it impossible for anyone, other than the authorised gun owner, to pull the weapon’s trigger.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from the US, Mr McNamara said he met with the US Attorney General at the White House while Vice President Joe Biden, who is said to be interested in the gun technology, was in the next room.Mr McNamara is to travel to the White House again in the coming weeks to try and finalise a possible deal to get his technology in the marketplace. If he receives White House approval, it could lead to one of the biggest business deals ever concluded by an Irish firm.Mr McNamara’s business partner, Pat O’Shaughnessy, from Newcastlewest, said: “It’s true we’re in talks with the White House. We’re hopeful but nothing has been signed off on yet.”“One of the recommendations in President Obama’s gun policy statement is that he wants to try and examine the existing and developing technologies and that is the part of the White House drive that we are involved in,” Mr O’Shaughnessy explained.Speaking from Georgia Tech in Athlone, Senior Engineer David McGuinness, who helped develop the Triggersmart technology, said: “Triggersmart came to us with the idea and we had the skills to develop it .”“There is an electronic reader on the firearm and the activator can be placed in a ring or a bracelet so when they both come into contact, the reader will identify the tag and the gun can be fired.”“The company were in the White House last Friday and they are currently in talks with investors”, Mr McGuinness said. Advertisement Print Twitter Linkedincenter_img Email Facebook Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 26/1/13Next articleLimerick hurlers face Tipperary admin WhatsApplast_img read more

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first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGScompetitionlimerickOdeon CinemaOdeon Limerick Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email NewsCompetition winnerBy Alan Jacques – September 28, 2016 743 center_img Facebook Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleState aid given to Shannon firm linked to US money laundering probeNext articleWogan remembered as a ‘giant among broadcasters’ Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WELL done to Niamh Gleeson from Castletroy who is the lucky winner of one pair of tickets and two large combo meals for a film of her choice at the Odeon Cinema in Castletroy. Enjoy!The answer to our competition in last week’s edition was Black Hills Forest.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More tickets to give away to the Odeon Cinema in this Thursday’s Limerick Post. WhatsApplast_img read more