The Department of State, ever alert to national security threats, has banned the publication online of blueprints for a one-shot pistol.
The pistol can be made at home, if you have a 3D printer.
Maybe you saw the video, with the loud music and the stock movies of some World War II bombers.
The student uses Web servers in New Zealand. Therefore, the agency argued, sharing gun manufacturing information through servers operated in a foreign country amounts to an illegal export.
I mean, you wouldn’t want North Korea to get copies of a blueprint to build a one-shot plastic pistol. America’s security is on the line here. The thought of Kim Dung Ill, or whatever his name is, pointing a one-shot plastic pistol at your wife’s head is enough to terrorize every American male.
Think of a man with a haircut like that, with a weapon like that!
So, the student who posted the blueprints has pulled them from his site. But not before 100,000 people downloaded them.
What will the Department of State do when these blueprints are posted on a site run by a non-American on a server outside the United States, where the Department of State has no jurisdiction?
Will North Korea invade?