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Albany Firm Now Shipping Biometric Gun Holsters

Reach keeps your gun locked for responsible safety.
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Reach keeps your gun locked for responsible safety.

A Capital Region startup focused on firearm safety has begun shipping a one-of-a-kind locking gun holster.

Latham, New York-based Vara Safety expects to ship thousands of locally assembled advanced holster safes that employ strategically placed biometrics to properly secure any handgun, yet allow immediate release.

Vara Founder and CEO Timmy Oh says the devices are on the cutting edge of gun safety technology “that allows people to have both personal protection and effective gun safety, mainly because currently those two values are mutually exclusive.”    The holsters are manufactured in Rochester.

Vara touts support from organizations including the Center for Economic Growth. Here's a link to the company website.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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