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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Defense Distributed
Defense Distributed is an online, open-source, non-profit organization that is attempting to design a firearm, called a Wiki Weapon, that may be downloaded from the internet and "printed" with a 3-D Printer. that would enable "a working plastic gun that could be downloaded and reproduced by anybody with a 3D printer." - Source: Wikipedia
Designs for a plastic gun which can be made using a 3-D printer may breach U.S. arms export laws, the State Department warned.
A D.C. Council member is proposing legislation to ban plastic guns made with the emerging technology of 3-D printers just days after a group claimed to have successfully test-fired the first functional weapon produced.
Want to create a plastic, usable handgun in your own home? Thanks to a Texas law student, all it takes is a 3-D printer.
Gun control advocates are pushing to salvage a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines as part of the post-Newtown debate, but they may have been outflanked by technology in the form of 3D printers.
Downloading a gun design to your computer, building it with a three-dimensional printer that uses plastics and other materials, and firing it minutes later. No background checks, no questions asked.