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3D Printed Guns Render Gun Control Moot

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    January 17, 2013 (LocalOrg-Tony Cartalucci) - Forbes has recently published an article about New York Congressman Steve Israel's promise to ban 3D printed high capacity ammunition magazines. The congressman's comments come after Defense Distributed, an open source DIY gunsmith group working to manufacture both guns and their accessories using 3D printing technology, successfully printed and tested a 30-round AR-15 magazine.

    Congressman Israel stated:

    “Background checks and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print high-capacity magazines at home. 3-D printing is a new technology that shows great promise, but also requires new guidelines. Law enforcement officials should have the power to stop high-capacity magazines from proliferating with a Google search.”

    It seems that Congressman Israel doesn't realize that background checks and gun regulations both in the United States and just over America's border with Mexico, already don't work - without advanced manufacturing and open source paradigms even playing a role. Criminals intent on breaking laws have existed since laws themselves. Additionally, technology like 3D printing, as Forbes correctly points out, will pose a serious challenge to gun control advocates in terms of enforcement.

    Forbes stated specifically:
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Which will result in even more intrusive TSA searches.
     
  3. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

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    You sound kind of put off by that prospect. I thought you'd be in favor of a more intrusive TSA. Obama and Napolitano are.
     
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    Magnetic Poles New Member

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    Not a fan of TSA.
     
  5. poncho

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    I can't imagine why.
     
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