Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Require Only Smart Gun Technology in 5 Years

Here is a link to Rep. Maloney’s email. Feel free to send her one to let her know what you think of her bill.

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) reintroduced a bill that would mandate the adoption of smart gun technology within five years for all newly manufactured handguns, and within 10 years for all handguns.  That’s right, the bill calls for retrofitting the millions and millions and millions of traditional handguns currently in circulation.

Known as The Handgun Trigger Safety Act, the bill would do all of the following:

  • Authorize grants to develop and improve “personalized” handgun technology to increase efficacy and decrease costs;
  • Mandate that within five years of enactment all newly manufactured handguns must be personalized, ensuring that they can only be operated by authorized users;
  • Mandate that within ten years of enactment anyone selling a handgun must retrofit it with personalization technology before that sale can be completed; and
  • Provide reimbursement to manufacturers for the costs of retrofitting handguns through the Department of Justice Assets Forfeiture Fund.

“How many more kids have to die? How many more police officers have to be killed with their own weapon before we come to our senses?” said Rep. Maloney in a press release.

“We wouldn’t drive in cars or use baby cribs that didn’t adopt the latest safety technology, and we shouldn’t use guns that don’t take advantage of this technology either,” she continued. “I’m proud to reintroduce the Handgun Trigger Safety Act to support the development and adoption of innovative safety technology for handguns. We should be taking advantage of new technology, not shunning it.”

SEE ALSO: NY Bill Would Repeal Gun Rights for Misdemeanor Hate Crime Offenders

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) plans to introduce a companion version in the Senate in the near future.

Naturally, this legislation has drawn sharp criticism from pro-gun organizations.

“More baloney from Maloney,” said Alan Gottlieb, the Executive Vice President of the
Second Amendment Foundation, in an email to GunsAmerica.

“Her real goal is to mandate guns out of existence,” he continued. “We have seen this tried by anti-Second Amendment politicians in New Jersey. Now they want to take it national. The free marketplace should decide what kind of firearms people will buy. Not government mandates.”

Amen.  It should be noted that New Jersey actually passed a smart gun law in 2002, known, as the New Jersey Childproof Handgun Law, that mandates the use of smart gun technology, exclusively, three years after a workable and reliable personalized handgun hits retail stores.  In other words, the second a smart gun becomes available a ban on traditional handguns is triggered in New Jersey.  This is a large part of the reason why one doesn’t see smart guns at their local FFL.

Anyways, with a GOP majority in both chambers and with President Trump in the White House the chances of The Handgun Trigger Safety Act becoming law are about as good as pigs flying or hell freezing over (or insert your favorite adynaton).

Yes, the Dems supporting this bill must be high on crack.  They know it’s a non-starter.  Perhaps they’re doing it just to appease the Bloomberg anti-gun groups that help fund their campaigns or to put a feather in their look-what-I’ve-done-to-retard-and-restrict-gun-rights cap.

We’ll keep you posted on the fate of The Handgun Trigger Safety Act.



About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Bill May 23, 2017, 3:05 pm

    She is truly an illogical NY wacko. Try actually proposing something that will help the country and not your politically misguided National Socialist (NAZI) ideas.

  • Alex May 15, 2017, 1:56 pm

    She needs to get off politics and back into the kitchen. This is what effeminate politics do…always go the big brother route.

    On another note, implementing “smart gun” technology could be very easily manipulated by the gov to render all guns useless when they come to take them, leaving us defenseless.

  • SGT May 14, 2017, 9:20 am

    Why not introduce legislation that requires SmartTechnology be introduced immediately in liberal dumbocrats? They aren’t too smart right now.

  • MountainDale May 14, 2017, 3:34 am

    How will Baloney Maloney feel the first time she reads that a woman was found dead in her own home with her husbands handgun in her cold dead hand that couldn’t fire because it was too smart ????

    • DemsRPuppets May 19, 2017, 12:01 pm

      The DemoncRats who haven’t figured things out yet are just puppets to Globalists, such as the Builderburg Group, Soros… They
      flap their gums only because someone in the background is moving their mouth for them! What those of us who are patriots should be looking to do is take the head off the snake, so these shills can fall away and be left to rot!

  • Patriot May 13, 2017, 6:57 pm

    Maloney is obviously a Dem and a damn fool. The Dems are ignoring
    the election results and do not want a president or a political party that would
    get away from the \”something for nothing\” attitude of the Dems and their
    representatives such as Pelosi and Schumer and their financial allies such as
    Soros and Bloomberg and the lies and more lies of the media and the destructive and offensive
    actions of the hypocritical fools on liberal college campuses.

  • stevek May 13, 2017, 3:29 pm

    Wow how many more company’s will move out of NY!! How many more people will lose there jobs !! She is almost as lame and corrupt as Cuomo ! Time for a big change in Albany!

  • Angry5 May 13, 2017, 1:19 pm

    These democrats have no clue how to end gun violence so they come up w more bs they know so much that isn’t so there all out for themselves and constantly lie to there constituents year in and year out its the same old bs, control criminals and stop w the new gun laws and restrictions there all traitor socialist scumbags!

  • Douglas May 13, 2017, 1:10 pm

    While I am in favor of the concept of a gun that will only fire when I or some one I want to use it is holding it, the technology does not exist. Yes, I know that several companies have come up with different ways of implementing this concept, none have found a way to make it work 100%. Even most police and sheriff departments don’t like the idea, your wounded and your fellow officer can’t use your gun to fight off an attack. Also, nothing yet prevents a stolen gun from being revised to work in the hands of a criminal. And the idea of retrofitting millions of existing guns is so ridiculous as to require no further comment.

  • Jonathan Gall May 13, 2017, 4:37 am

    She can get back on what ever scooter she rode in on I for one will not do this and it will start a civil war for sure I own a 1969 Z28 that does not have park assit or air bags lain indicators incase I sway and I have owned it for 24 years it’s never had an accident so when do we retrofit the millions of taxis that have 10-14 year old tech in them that drive millions of miles of the heavy trucks that are 15-25 years old that transport are commerce everyday humm

  • Jonathan Gall May 13, 2017, 4:30 am

    She can get back on what ever scooter she rode in on I for one will not do this and it will start a civil war for sure

  • HeavyBrew May 13, 2017, 1:08 am

    Im going to run for congress as a democrat and in my first term, Im going to introduce a gun law that requires all gun manufacturers to implement a gun safety feature that will auto-magically determine a bad guy from a good guy and will not fire if aimed at an innocent person. Hmm…Yeah… thats what I’m going to do!

  • James Higginbotham May 13, 2017, 12:43 am

    is this COMMUNIST WITCH still hanging around the halls of congress.
    thought someone would have replaced her COMMUNIST DEMORAT ASS BY NOW.

  • skipNclair May 12, 2017, 11:27 pm

    She looks and sounds like she forgot to remove her first ever tampon and it has fogged her brain, and ruined her skin. Lets hope that no-one sends her a reminder or note to pull string to remove and she will die before this insane witch can introduce any more legislation, and or see this piece of crap passed.

  • Larry Mandrell May 12, 2017, 10:26 pm

    Well, she just eliminated herself from being re-elected, lol

    • MountainDale May 14, 2017, 3:09 am

      Me thinks you didn’t note that she’s a New Yorker.

  • krinkov545 May 12, 2017, 10:09 pm

    There is a pressing need to pass the libtard politician mouth lock safety act 2017. A device that locks a idiot politician’s fool jas when they start spouting nonsensical bullshit.

  • tomlightfield May 12, 2017, 7:10 pm

    What a nitwit!!

  • JohnE May 12, 2017, 5:42 pm

    Always Amazes me. So if it was even possible to retrofit a gun with “Smart Technoligy” which most likely it isnt based on anything currently developed it would be just as easy to remove that and make a working gun again.
    Perhaps we should all send this person a list of good mental institutions in New York so she can check herself in and get the help she so desperately needs.

  • Roger Reynolds May 12, 2017, 5:38 pm

    Ok fine let the change over start with New York State Police and all police departments in her district, then all of New York. Let them test out the technology then it can filter down to us lowly citizens. That is how firearm innovation usually moves isn’t it!

  • D Day Dog May 12, 2017, 3:08 pm

    And when the technology comes out for the criminals to use that defeats the smart gun technology… what do we do then? I hate how the libs constantly cry about kids and cops being killed all the time with that almighty view of “who can argue with this” logic, but that kind of constant talk only reveals their true underlying agenda … because guns save lives too, but they will NEVER say that. To libs, guns only murder people. More Maloney Baloney. Won’t pass in the next 4 years.

  • jrkmt1 May 12, 2017, 2:28 pm

    I will not drive vehicles with the “latest safety technology”. Not only is there the distinct possibility of more things to go wrong in the vehicle, and at the least opportune time, but I do not want to give up control of the vehicle I’m driving to a computer. Repair costs of any of the new advances in “safety” equipment will be extremely high, if not prohibitive. (Something else I’ve observed over the years; as the number of so-called safety devices in motor vehicles increases, the skill and attention of drivers goes down, increasing chances of collisions.)
    Outside of not using lead based paint and using a crib that is constructed properly, there is no “technology” involved in cribs.
    This woman is exceedingly short on critical thinking skills.

  • FirstStateMark May 12, 2017, 2:26 pm

    She’s all psychobabble about things she doesn’t understand. Yea lady, yada yada yada yada. What a waste of time she is.

  • The real Yooper May 12, 2017, 1:50 pm

    We “The People” are not accountable to the government, they are accountable to us. RESIST!

  • Behr May 12, 2017, 1:10 pm

    Be a lot better off if we implemented a mandatory “Smart congressman” requirement bill to be implemented in the next 5 years.

    • Michael Twidle May 12, 2017, 5:48 pm

      Best comment of the day.

  • MrKrabs May 12, 2017, 12:34 pm

    She needs to man date the US Capitol Police outfit their officers with this technology first… I wonder what kind of response she’ll get.

  • Bob B. May 12, 2017, 12:31 pm

    Maloney, rhymes with Baloney.

  • Roberta Hough May 12, 2017, 12:18 pm

    Maybe we should require all politicians to have their brain “retrofitted” to remove all the stupidity that they have acquired over the years. That would save our country billions of dollars and create less stress for all the citizens of the United States of America! All I can say about her proposed bill is how stupid can one individual be?

  • Grant Stevens May 12, 2017, 11:48 am

    Perhaps we the people should “retrofit” this oath-breaking “representative” with a brain. “Shall not be infringed” means just what it says and is our line in the sand. Those who propose and support this kind of legislation violate their oaths to the Constitution of the United States and should be immediately removed from office. No compromise, no quarter. Until these tyrants are held accountable for their treachery, regardless how “well-intended,” our unalienable right to keep and bear arms will be in jeopardy. The tree of American liberty is in dire need of refreshing.

    • Mister Ronald May 12, 2017, 12:39 pm

      I 100% agree, I don’t think to many Democrats actually know that America even has a constitution.
      They all take an oath that seems to be meaningless to them.

  • David R. Smith May 12, 2017, 11:43 am

    Submit a bill that mandates “Smart Politicians” within 5 – 10 years. I might be able support that idea.

    • MrKrabs May 12, 2017, 12:36 pm

      The problem is they already think they’re smarter than everyone else….

  • Larry May 12, 2017, 11:33 am

    Just another dumbass Democrat politician. people, please stop voting for these morons before they complete the destruction of America as we know it & make it yet another third world banana republic! This fool is way too dumb to walk & breath at the same time.

  • Steve G May 12, 2017, 11:29 am

    Why didn’t she choose a more noble cause with equally likely odds of coming to fruition….something like cold fusion? The societal benefits would have been much greater. Or maybe she could have pushed a law that required all swimming pools to be drown-proof. How many more innocent children need to die? Doesn’t she care? All new pools would have to be drown-proof in 5 years, all existing pools would have to be retrofitted, and all pool makers would be reimbursed for their retooling costs. It is just common sense people.

    Freaking liberals……..

  • Dexter Winslett May 12, 2017, 11:21 am

    Hang the whore by her communist neck.

  • TJ Reeder May 12, 2017, 10:58 am

    I would propose a new law that says when a congress critter put up a bill that gets voted down they are immediately removed from office and replaced by a special election as opposed to their replacement being picked by the Governor of their state.
    That might stop this crap.

  • JS May 12, 2017, 10:54 am

    You can’t fix stupid, so what do we do, we elect them to Congress. People we need to be more informed of our choices and less worried about what the “big, ole govt. can do for us”. Trust me, they can’t fix/help anything without screwing the whole thing up. We are lucky to have dodged the Clinton fiasco.

  • Mark May 12, 2017, 10:44 am

    Just make sure it applies to everyone including cops and security contractors too!

  • gary May 12, 2017, 10:30 am

    I guess they will make more outlaws then if can figure out how to pass this BS of a Bill!

  • Raymond Poplar May 12, 2017, 10:25 am

    If this law ever passed every conventional hand gun in the US would be bought up and forced onto the black market. The black market is where criminals buy guns. Good move you dumb Dem.

    • Allen May 12, 2017, 11:34 am

      I think a bill needs to be introduced and mandated that within the next 5 years an on-off switch is installed in all women .

    • ExGob May 12, 2017, 12:02 pm

      This old gal evidently thinks that criminals obey gun laws.

  • Craig May 12, 2017, 10:00 am

    As long as Democrats insist on being anti Second Amendment and hate Christians that are pro life they going to be Trumped in elections.

  • Dain Bramage May 12, 2017, 9:44 am

    The ‘Blue Screen O’Death’ will become literal reality for you if your ‘smart gun’ has to reboot just when you need it most.

  • BR549 May 12, 2017, 9:06 am

    Maloney is full of baloney. All she is interested in, as ALL Democrats are these days, is simply trying to give the ILLUSION that they are useful for something besides Congressional chair warmers. And so as not to appear overly partisan on the issue, that criticism is along the same line as for their equally morally challenged Republican brethren.

    So, let me see if I have this straight, Baloney (I mean Maloney) wants to personalize all handguns so that only the unique owner of that firearm can make it function. Well, maybe we should demand a companion bill that states that otherwise worthless Congressmembers should not be allowed to parrot other Congressmembers’ material in attempting to defile the Constitution. After all, aren’t we all about sick and tired of hearing the same old crap coming from the ranks of the dutiful commie Congressional minions? This way, each and every one of these maggots would have to stand and defend their treason on their own.

    If they are on this train to treason, they are either knowingly following Soros and the globalist oligarchs under orders, they are either too LAZY to read the material and research it before jumping on the commie bandwagon, …. OR they are truly that STUPID in not understanding their departure from the Constitution.

    We knew the voters in NY are downright STUPID, but Jeez.

  • Michael Keim May 12, 2017, 9:02 am

    We would be better served if one of the dunces in Washington proposed a Smart Legislator bill. The clowns in DC are mostly dogs owned by someone.

  • L.A. LeCroy May 12, 2017, 9:02 am

    Democrats should only be allowed to buy smart guns – their lack of intelligence and common sense make them extremely dangerous with any other weapon. Rep. Baloney’s attempt to put her liberal, socialistic agendas into practice are lost to practicality; say she actually achieves her goals and smart guns are mandated. What’s her plan for the 50,000,000 firearms that already exist? Retrofit? What a buffoon and representative of the lowest common denominator. IDIOT!!!!

  • MB May 12, 2017, 9:00 am

    Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, there is nothing wrong with old technology , I drive a 1930 Model A, own a self rocking baby crib built in 1862 and own very safe rifles and handguns built 70 years ago.. You are just an idiot pandering to those nutty “Moms Demand” groups. I believe you will lose big time in upcoming 2018 election. We need smart people in Congress and dumb guns, not the other way around.

  • MJB May 12, 2017, 8:59 am

    Another NY democrat idiot comes out of the woodwork. Is there something in the water up there or is it their education system that has turned into an indoctrination system? What do they not understand about “shall not be infringed”?

  • joefoam May 12, 2017, 8:52 am

    The bigger question for me is how ignorant are the voters that elect these people. Until the electorate educates themselves on who they are casting their vote for this will continue

    • Larry May 12, 2017, 11:41 am

      Yep, you’re right. We can always overcome a dumbass pol. What we maybe cannot overcome is a dumbass electorate that keeps on voting in morons, fools & nincompoops.

  • Onthe Wall May 12, 2017, 8:35 am

    New Jersey ALREADY has a law on ‘smart guns’, Basically, the Childproof Handgun Law of 2002 says that once “personalized handguns are available” anywhere in the country, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns within 30 months. Well that’s comforting except for 1 small problem. That problem is The New Jersey State Troopers already said they will not switch to smart guns or change the ones they already have into smart guns. Why? They are refusing to do that because no one can say the smart guns are 100% reliable. If it’s not 100% reliable they will not follow that law NETHER WILL ANYONE ELSE! Oh I just forgot what about all the guns in the armed forces.

  • GJOHNW May 12, 2017, 8:14 am

    I say we do it.
    The FIRST group of people required to use these new firearms are all NY & CA Police \ Peace Officers, and \ or hired to act as a guard.
    Lets see how many of their public officials and officers show us the tech works 100% of the time. Let them be the test bed for this tech. I will be you ONE MILLION BUCKS that they will push back hard.

  • GRA May 12, 2017, 8:09 am

    I sincerely hope this bullshit never passes. This technology never should’ve been developed. I hope whoever supports it goes straight to hell and rots there for all eternity.

  • Tony Romano May 12, 2017, 7:56 am

    What this PIG likes is the ability to turn them off at will. Nothing more than gun confiscation.

  • Infidel7.62 May 12, 2017, 7:51 am

    As there is no way to add so called smart gun technology to exiting handguns this is nothing but a total handgun ban.

  • Eric Haulenbeek May 12, 2017, 7:43 am

    Members of Congress, State & Federal, should be required to know what they’re talking about before they introduce meaningless legislation which has a detrimental effect on so many American citizens. It’s all well and good to have personal concerns regarding hot-button issues such as high crime rates in your district but your ideas can be best addressed when you actually understand what you’re talking about. So many of these bright ideas have been proven to be easily overcome, and yet you’re talking about implementing a scheme that will cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars to implement, costing hundreds of thousands of law-abiding legal gun owners unnecessary expense and ultimately accomplishing nothing in the end! The smarter approach would be to take the handcuffs off of law enforcement and allow the people who’ve been tasked with going up against this problem to deal with it on their terms. There are a lot of angles to this problem that you really should take into consideration before you try to put such wholesale changes into effect which will have little or no affect on the problem you’re dealing with.

  • Dr Motown May 12, 2017, 7:33 am

    Let’s pilot this project with the people that protect her, like the Capitol Police and Secret Service. If, after 10 years, there are no misfires or jammed signals, I’ll think about it….

  • Dave May 12, 2017, 7:15 am

    My firearms are very smart. They dont fire unless you touch the trigger.

    • Eric Haulenbeek May 12, 2017, 7:49 am

      I’ll bet they’re a lot smarter then these Democrats with all their great ideas.

  • Altoid May 12, 2017, 7:14 am

    While we may be gloating now, just bear in mind that the tables will flip some day and the left will again be in control of this country.

    When that happens, such legislation will become a real threat as it could actually stand a chance of passing. Don’t ever let that guard down, people. Don’t get too comfortable.

  • Bill May 12, 2017, 6:45 am

    This Moron dope libtard is at it once again with her gun bans and every other type of mentally ill concoction she can think up. Most likely she was instructed by the likes of that sleazy grease ball NY governor Cuomo to destroy our second amendment rights. when will it ever end with these demonrat LOONS.

  • Richard E Burgess May 12, 2017, 6:42 am

    What an idiot! Don’t underestimate an idiot they can be extremely dangerous.

  • Robert May 12, 2017, 6:36 am

    Please tell us that this lady is not getting paid by the people for or to come up with such a brainstorm of nonsense.

  • Andrew May 12, 2017, 6:26 am

    Ridiculous, wasted time and wasted constituency. How the heck did she get elected?
    Oh wait, she is a California Rep. No wonder! God Bless and Protect California from people like her.
    I live in VA and my older son works in California. I am a bit worried.

  • Miles Huggins May 12, 2017, 6:14 am

    Um no. No. No and no.

  • John May 12, 2017, 6:13 am

    To leave her a message you need this zip code 11106 ex 4706
    Another example of someone meddling in something she knows nothing about.
    Would love to see the police reaction when they would be forced to adopt these weapons!

  • Lloyd Dumas May 12, 2017, 6:00 am

    What will happen to me if I’m in trouble and my gun is smarter than me ?? Will dumb people be able to use them ? Will we have different degrees or I Q with these smart A guns ? What will political people use for personal defense, no smart gun will work in their hands.

  • Jay May 12, 2017, 5:47 am

    This woman has to be related to Pisslousy!

  • Pseudo May 12, 2017, 5:27 am

    Is it possible to make a “smarter” dumb-ass? How do these clowns even get elected?

    • Bill May 12, 2017, 6:46 am

      with clown constituents that are just as sleazy and dumb as she is.

    • Robert Hanlin May 12, 2017, 7:15 am

      She’s from NY… That should say it all..!

  • Roger May 12, 2017, 5:17 am

    I am sure the criminals will retrofit firearms with such NON EXISTING technology…even in 5 years. East coast liberals.

    • Bill May 12, 2017, 6:51 am

      All we can hope for, this Libtard gets mugged by an illegal alien felon or some psychotic islamic terrorist in her district and then we will see her reactions, but then again being a mentally deranged libtard she might like getting raped and mugged and blame republicans for it. upside down world these loons live in.

  • RetNavet May 12, 2017, 4:59 am

    Perhaps a bill needs to be introduced to have all libtard vagina’s modified with sensors to filter out all liberal egg and sperm from reaching the uterus….after all libtards are pro choice shouldn’t they be choosing a bit more carefully to ensure that we don’t have such idiots as Maloney and Markum?

  • Z May 12, 2017, 4:20 am

    In 5 years ?

    Surely in next Communists States of America

  • fritz bousigschouer May 12, 2017, 3:42 am

    how many stupid woman more have to give in complete idiotic fake “laws”?

  • Bill May 12, 2017, 12:25 am

    This is dumb. What if I am injured and I want someone else to use my gun to defend me or themselves.

    • Bill May 12, 2017, 6:54 am

      that’s to complicated for them to think about, they cant think outside there libtard box, everything they do is done thru there communist demonrat party and they get instructions from the commissar Cuomo.

  • CharlieKing1 May 11, 2017, 10:21 pm

    I suppose having the title Congresswoman in one’s name automatically cannotes a higher than average intelligence quotient. After all Congresswoman Baloney is sooooooooooo smart to tell us little people we need Smart Guns so we can be safe…

  • Randy May 11, 2017, 9:35 pm

    Is she that stupid, seriously shes one of our reps and she is an idiot. Someone out there know her? She do alot of drugs in high school that her mind is fried and what idiots would vote for her?

  • The ghost of Carolyn McCarthy May 11, 2017, 6:52 pm

    We need a bill that mandates smart shoulder things that go up!

  • Chastran May 11, 2017, 2:53 pm

    Smart gun technology out of the mouth of Dumbasscrap Cabal Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). How about smart car technology to save lives from crashes? How about smart ladder technology to save lives from falls? How about smart air travel technology to save lives from crashes? How about smart Buffalo Wings technology to save lives from choking on chicken bones? How about smart Congresswoman technology (yes, I know it’s a misnomer) to save citizens from idiotic, hair brained, feel good legislation that does absolutely nothing to save lives???? Flaming idiot….

    • Mike May 11, 2017, 6:07 pm

      Smart Buffalo Wing Technology- I’m all in!

      • Andrew May 12, 2017, 6:22 am

        I am all in for the Smart Buffalo Wing Tech, also.-:)

    • Mark May 12, 2017, 4:48 am

      Oh my Chastran you are on a roll, Next we will all have to wear football gear to drive a vehicle, our kids to play soccer or basketball. I’ve been in some Skip Bo games that I wished I had on a crash helmet (protection from my wife). And as liberal Cher used to sing…”And the beat goes on”. Who in the world are the idiots that put these people in to be there servants. Oh, sorry, I see, I Demon from NY. “Splains it All”. (illegal from Cuba). Are we sure someone is not going to jump up and say…”BAZINGA”. 🙂

  • Mike May 11, 2017, 12:49 pm

    Don’t need smarter guns- Need smarter people, starting with this person.

    • Mark M May 12, 2017, 5:03 am

      So true Mike….
      Funny seeing you here btw 😛

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