Weapons parts can now be 3-D printed

In the wake of considerable gun control debate, one guy is manufacturing key parts of weapons himself, printing them out using a 3D printer.

More importantly, he’s open sourcing the designs, so that anyone that gets a 3D printer will be able to print it out themselves.

Politics aside, when most laws center around restricting the purchase of firearms, the ability to print out your very own rifle makes such legislation moot. It doesn’t matter that the government is restricting the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 bullets when you can print that magazine out for yourself. From the article:

Whatever your thoughts on gun control, it’s impossible to deny that the 3D-printed gun movement is something that doesn’t fit into the current legal framework.

The documentary is well worth a view (riveting in the way only a Vice documentary could be) – I recommend you take a peek.

Motherboard by way of DeadFix

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