Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Handguns and 3D printers


Just published today this article  reports the opinions of  politicians on the the manufacturing of plastic weaponry via the use of home 3D printers and the  bill to make them illegal. For those that do not  know a 3D printers are able to print objects out of molded plastic; even objects with such complexity as that of a gun. . They can pass unnoticed by metal detectors  and can be easily printed at home by a (relatively) cheap printer at the price of 4000  dollars. Seemingly the perfect weapon for a would be terrorist.  Not only that but with the power to create a such a weapon at home unnoticed, any and gun control laws would be nullified.
After reading this i'm not sure if a bill could ever be strong enough to stop the plastic guns without interfering with the 2 amendment

1 comment:

  1. How do these 3-D printers work exactly ?
    Perhaps we could just place limitations on the printers, like the internet.
    Just an idea, but then again I don't really know much about the topic, please enlighten me.