” The popular prohibition movement of the moment has firearms in its … err … sights. Led by (really?) Vice President Joe Biden, a White House task force is apparently considering new gun laws that would restrict those scary-looking rifles known as “assault weapons,” ban high-capacity magazines, track sales (maybe through registration?) and require whatever else the politicians in the group think will win them votes.
Meanwhile, a merry band of gun-rights activists known as Defense Distributed have been using 3D printing technology to develop the means of producing guns and related paraphernalia at home. Brian Doherty has already written about this development at length, and I’ve covered it myself. But as it happens, matters have moved forward, and Defense Distributed is nowproducing high-capacity magazines with 3D printers. The group’s CEO, Cody Wilson, told Metro World News, “I have five people now making AK-47 magazines – they’re incredibly easy to reproduce.” “
- Prohibitions Don’t Work, And New Technology Makes That More Obvious (reason.com)
- Shots Heard ‘Round the World: The 3D-Printed Gun Revolution Begins (animalnewyork.com)
- 3D printed gun could be out by year’s end (news.techeye.net)
- D’uh, let them eat cake (servehiminthewaiting.wordpress.com)