David Frum: The Internet’s do-it-yourself culture, gone deadly

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[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?
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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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