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No Way to Stop 3D Guns, Says Homeland Security.

Written by Gary North on June 3, 2013

The advent of 3D printers has created consternation for the Department of Homeland Security. In a memo, it admits that this new technology poses overwhelming problems for the suppression of gun ownership.

Here are highlights from the memo, which was issued by the Joint Regional Intelligence Center.

“Significant advances in three-dimensional (3D) printing capabilities, availability of free digital 3D printer files for firearms components, and difficulty regulating file sharing may present public safety risks from unqualified gun seekers who obtain or manufacture 3D printed guns.”

“Limiting access may be impossible.”

“Unqualified gun seekers may be able to acquire or manufacture their own Liberators with no background checks.”

“Proposed legislation to ban 3D printing of weapons may deter, but cannot completely prevent their production. Even if the practice is prohibited by new legislation, online distribution of these digital files will be as difficult to control as any other illegally traded music, movie or software files.”

This is the tip of the iceberg. This 3D technology is only barely getting started. As prices fall, the number of homes that own them will increase. This means that demand for blueprints of items to create will increase. So, the designs will improve.

This technology cannot be stopped. All over the world, people will be able to buy these printers. This means that gun control is doomed. The government cannot enforce the law, except after the fact. When someone uses a weapon, the police in gun control states and nations can arrest the gun’s owner. But they will not be able to police their manufacture.

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9 thoughts on “No Way to Stop 3D Guns, Says Homeland Security.

  1. Phillip the Bruce says:

    Define "unqualified gun seekers." The 2nd Amendment says "the people's" right "shall not be infringed."

  2. Phillip the Bruce says:

    Perhaps the government, especially one trying to restrict civilian gun ownership, is an "unqualified gun seeker."

  3. Quick, Quick!!! We must now ban 3-D printers!!!! If that fails, we must tax them out of existence!!!!

  4. Nah, they'll just outlaw ammunition and/or make it impossible to obtain.

  5. Tionico says:

    so why are they concerned aobut "suyppression of gun ownersnip"? That's none of their business. What IS their business is guns in the hands of trhe criminaly minded. And THIS they repeatedly fail/refuse to address. Find a felon in possession of a plastc printed gun? Fine….. there are penalties for that. Ones they don't apply now. Their"concern" is thinkly veiled.. they want to CONTROL all firearms. Well, news flash.. there are already too many of which you know naught. What's a few hundred/thousand more?

  6. Maybe they can print the ammunition, too.

  7. Printing the ammunition is essential…. The easiest to smuggle components of ammunition, powder and primers, are the only things most of us cannot make ourselves.

    Perhaps Gun Control organizations need to be reasonable, rather than be Authoritarian.

  8. Holy Shirt says:

    When someone [them] has unlimited funds [our taxes and fines] to buy ammo at a rate beyond the production capability of the ammo makers, gun confiscation becomes a wasted of time and effort (unless the endgame is depopulation.}/

  9. Lets all step back and look why this whole problem exist . The punishiment doesn't fit the crime .Too maney
    bleeding hearts out there . Simple answer. You shoot and kill someone with a gun and convicted we will put you to death
    no exceptions. Take out the trash.I'm tired of paying taxes to keep the alive.