Thanks to a bizarre, inexplicable ruling by the State Department, it will be possible starting tomorrow for anyone with access to an industrial quality 3-D printer -- terrorist, domestic abuser, anyone -- to download a file and make an untraceable plastic gun, unless there is a change in policy before tomorrow.
No, right now, this can't be done by anyone with just any home 3-D printer. But those 'ghost guns" that can be made can be accessible to anyone. And as technology changes it is not unreasonable to foresee home 3-D printers having the capability.
This editorial from the Washington Post does an excellent job here explaining the situation. It's titled, "3-D-printed guns put carnage a click away."
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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