[np_storybar title=”Matt Gurney: Plastic guns are not cause for alarm” link=”http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/05/08/matt-gurney-plastic-guns-a-technological-revolution-but-no-game-changer/”]The emergence of printed guns would seem to undermine the primary purpose of most gun control efforts: keeping guns out of the hands of certain people.
Unsupervised children, felons, the mentally ill, those under court orders or otherwise prohibited from possessing a firearm — even most gun owners would agree these people should not have access to a firearm, printed or otherwise.
But at this time, it seems unlikely that such a niche technology as 3D printers will actually do much to get guns into the hands of these people, or anyone else. Why go plastic when you can stick with steel?
It’s not just bomb-making instructions and Daniel Pearl murder videos that you can find online. Joining them now is the world’s first downloadable gun.
Meet Cody Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas, who posted…
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