By Laurie [email protected]
Carmen Lobis wants to make guns safer, and he has a very personal reason. His 6-year-old grandson, Ben Wheeler, was one of 26 people killed in the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Along with business partner Ben Tomb, Lobis hopes to raise $100,000 to build the technology, called Protector XT.
Lobis, who invests in startups, met Tomb by chance following the death of his grandson. Tomb was building out biometric technology aimed at gun safety. He shared the same first name as Lobis’s grandson.
“I do believe in divine intervention, and I thought my Benny introduced me to this Ben,” said Lobis, who lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
The venture became deeply personal for them both. Tomb had lost a family member in a firearm accident, and Lobis, who was grappling with the death of his grandson on a daily basis, was determined to turn the idea into a reality.
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