The New York Times is calling for the Federal Govt. to use its purchasing power to pressure the firearms industry to develop smart guns and restrict civilian distribution of firearms. "When police officers carrying Glocks are recovering Glocks at crime scenes on a regular basis, shouldn’t this prompt questions about whether the police department could use its influence to reduce the number of guns that end up in the hands of criminals? When Smith & Wessons turn up frequently in the hands of criminals, shouldn’t questions be asked when Smith & Wesson seeks a contract with the federal government?" It didn't work the last time they tried it. Will it work the second time around?