I can’t seem to listen to the news with out hearing people say stupid things about the threat of 3D printed guns and how much we need laws to stop this.
This so very stupid on so many levels.
First, it is legal to build your own gun. Doesn’t matter how, you can. A push to make 3D printing guns illegal is likely to be used to try and make all home made firearms illegal.
Second, 3d printing sucks for manufacturing firearms. It would be quicker and easier to drive down to the hardware store, buy some plumbing, and use a drill press to make a gun. But 3D printing technology is getting better and better. There is a rumor mill that part of the firearm industry is pushing for these laws to help prevent them from having competition. I really hope that is false.
You can buy an AR15 for less than $400 right now, you’d be hard pressed to find a $400 3D printer that isn’t garbage for making precision parts.
Ultimately, this is about power. Some of our politicians want to give them selves the power to regulate speech and information. They are using fear tactics to get people to support the government censoring information.