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Liberals Decry ‘Undetectable’ Firearms As 3-D Printing Makes Plastic Gun Reality

May 6, 2013 by  

It’s hard to control access to something that can be made at home. When that something is a gun, it’s more than gun grabbers can bear.

Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) describes as “stomach churning” a breakthrough in 3-D printing technology that has allowed a Texas company to “print,” using a layering process, a .380 handgun in less than 24 hours, with only a single, tiny metal component (the firing pin).

That’s renewed urgency among gun control advocates in Congress to pass a little-publicized bill that would expand the “Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act” of 2003 — a bill one tech enthusiast calls “a convenient façade… to target expedient individual production of legal firearms components.”

Here’s the offending weapon — dubbed the “Liberator” by its creators — in action:

 

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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