Saturday, September 08, 2012

3d printing used to print guns?

http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/are-we-prepared-world-where-people-print-guns

The most obvious point is that if this works banning a person or group from using 3D printing to make guns without serial numbers or registration will be difficult (impossible?) to enforce.

Secondary points for pure speculation.  Survivalists and anti-government groups who wanted to 3D print guns might be inclined to invest.

Entirely fanciful idea, this could totally fit into a Batman story.

2 comments:

Headless Unicorn Guy said...

Oh, I expect a LOT of running around in circles screaming to Ban 3D Printers in the name of Gun Control. "IF IT SAVES ONLY ONE LIFE..."

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

I'm thinking of the application of 3D printing for frames for glasses.

Decades ago there were urban legends about cops who didn't care for Transformers because old school Megatron looked too much like a Walther P-38. So now the only way to buy old-school Megatron is to get him at a specialty store. Still a fantastic toy decades later.