Printing Guns

When I wrote about the Digital Fabrication Revolution on The Feisty Liberal a few weeks ago, it never occurred to me that 3-D printing would/could be used by individuals to produce their own guns and high-capacity ammo clips, etc. Should this become a reality and private manufacturing widespread, it will pose some major challenges to regulators and gun-control advocates. This subject has received some media attention lately. Below are a couple articles that may be of interest. The NPR one includes an audio segment.

Gunsmiths 3D-Print High Capacity Ammo Clips To Thwart Proposed Gun Laws

Using 3-D Printers to Make Gun Parts Raises Alarms

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One thought on “Printing Guns

  1. The thing is, there’s nothing inherently new about making a bootleg high-capacity magazine: any decent metalworker or welder could do the same thing. What I find interesting is what this says about the so-called “law-abiding gun owner.” It sounds like a lot of them are willing to follow only those laws that don’t require them to modify their behavior. Like any other criminal.

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