Thursday, August 2, 2018

Trump Calls For Crackdown On 3D Printed Guns. Here's Why He's Wrong

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On Tuesday morning, President Trump leaped into the issue of 3D gun printing, suggesting that the federal government ought to do something about it.
I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 31, 2018
LINK: Judge Blocks Release Of 3D Gun Blueprints
This tweet is wildly misleading. First off, as Stephen Gutowski of The Washington Free Beacon points out, it is easy and legal to find gun blueprints online — and it should be, given that the First Amendment problems with barring the ability to post and consume such blueprints are quite serious. Gutowski also points out that the “vast majority of 3D printed gun designs are not undetectable to metal detectors,” because they are made of metal, their parts manufactured by gun manufacturers. It’s actually illegal to build a gun that’s undetectable, Gutowski explains — the ban on creation of such weapons was extended to 2023 under the Undetectable Firearms Act.
Read the rest from Ben Shapiro HERE and follow link below to a related story:

Judge Blocks Release Of 3D Gun Blueprints

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