Monday, May 6, 2013

Before anyone starts panicking too much over 3D Printed guns, ask yourself one thing... are the Gun Manufacturers going to take this?

Because if the Record Industry vis-a-vis any File Sharing Service in existence, it ain't gonna be pretty.

Yeah, these knobs are reaching in and leaving them with empty rice bowls this Christmas.  They're showing the world how to make their own guns, and putting the plans up on in the internet.

If you're Smith and Wesson, you can't be happy about this.  Even if you get into the game yourself, you still are seeing a segment of your market walk out your front door.

Don't be surprised if the NRA (our normal enemy in these matters) takes a very dim view of these 3D Printed guns, because after all...who do they really work for??

Via TPM:

The world's first 3D-printed gun, called "the Liberator," was successfully fired in Texas this weekend, according to Fox News.

Defense Distributed, an Austin, Texas-based company led by 24-year-old law student Cody Wilson and several others that market 3D printed firearms and firearm components, or “Wiki Weapons,” on Thursday posted a new video online showing a plastic gun being fired. A blueprint file is expected to be available for download today.

"I recognize that this tool might be used to harm people," Wilson said, according to Fox News. "That’s what it is -- it’s a gun. But I don’t think that’s a reason to not put it out there. I think that liberty in the end is a better interest."

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called the development "stomach-turning" on Sunday, according to CNYcentral, saying it means anyone "can open a gun factory in their garage."