Guns produced using 3-D printers have found an opponent in state Sen. Leland Yee, who plans to introduce legislation that would ban in California the use of the do-it-yourself technology to create firearms.
Exhibiting no concern for the inevitably deadly consequences of his actions, 25-year-old Texas law student Cody Wilson hopes to bring about “a complete explosion of all available gun laws” with his designs for 3-D printable firearms.
A new dimension is emerging in the battle between gun enthusiasts and their less-thrilled opponents. A 3-D printer, which is exactly what it sounds like, has been used to make parts for a firearm. The composite gun works, and the plans are available freely online.
Three recent news headlines illustrate how shameless some American officials have become when it comes to breaking the rules or messing up and pretending that everything is still OK. They also prove that in modern America, it’s possible for screwups to continue their lives and careers with hardly a blip.
The U.S. Supreme Court may be ready to change the scope of the Second Amendment, as five of the top court’s justices (guess which ones?) have signaled their opinions about American citizens’ rights to bear arms and appear ready to take steps that could override some local and state gun rules, with Chicago as a potential starting point.