You may have heard a little about this new ‘3D printed gun‘ debate and how the government attempted to remove the plans from the internet. I personally have to wonder if this will be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel and brings the NRA to the table on gun control. What better way to get the NRA to take action than to threaten their sales? Am I right? What better way to disrupt the push of the zero accountability from the NRA around guns than to attack their lifeline? Government authorities tried to shut down the website immediately after it was brought to their attention, but 100,000 downloads had already went through. The 3D gun wasn’t easily crushed from the internet either.
Bill Maher got his feet wet on the subject of 3D printed guns and immediately drew up the comparison of these guns to the movie ‘In the Line of Fire’ where John Malkovich used a plastic gun in an assassination attempt. He points out just how gun-nutty people are to take innovation and immediately find a way to kill people with it.
Of course, this is America. We made a gun, duh
Maher made light of the issue only momentarily before going into a long discussion on the Constitution’s correlation to 3D printing and how we need to proceed with caution.