Trump Administration OK’s 3-D Printed Guns
Beginning August 1st, you’ll be able to download the blueprints to create your own gun at home using a 3-D printer.
The Trump administration, via the State Department, settled a several year lawsuit against Cody Wilson who was told at the time that posting a code like that online violated International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), regulations relating to the export of defence materials, services, and technical data.
From The Independent:
The administration said in the settlement, which was not made public but provided by his attorneys to certain media outlets, that Mr Wilson’s charity group Defense Distributed could post the code online and it agreed to pay $40,000 of his legal fees.
Mr Wilson first posted the plans for the weapon he called “The Liberator” in 2013.
The single-shot handgun was made mostly of the type of plastic used in Lego save for two small pieces of metal, one of which is the firing pin.
The New York Post reports that Senator Chuck Schumer plan to introduce a bill dealing with what he calls “ghost gun blueprints” by the end of the week.
This online site shows you, how at your home, with a simple 3D printer, you can make a plastic AR-15, an AR-10, a very dangerous semi-automatic assault-style weapons out of plastic in your own basement,” Schumer said at a Sunday press conference.
Schumer warned that the results could be disastrous — and could potentially arm people who cannot legally purchase a gun under existing laws.
“The danger that could happen can be enormous,” he said. “To have crazy people have easy access, to have terrorists have easy access to this kind of website and allow them to make plastic AR 15s undetected — so-called ghost guns — justifies the imagination.”
Reaction on Twitter from anti-gun groups bordered on hysteria.