There is an emerging player in the gun debate, 3D printers. I was reading news clips on the CTV app, when I came across an article revealing that Ottawa is worried about the prospect of 3D printed guns. Now, maybe you’re like me and confused about how a printer can manufacture a real gun.
Here is how 3D printing works:
-you create a document online (like a blue print/ printing instructions)
-send the file to the 3D printer
-the printer then stacks layers of plastic to create a gun
Check out the CTV article here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/ottawa-worried-about-prospect-of-3d-printed-guns-1.1506739
Now it is just the one part of the gun, the part that apparently makes it a gun, that you can print. Here is a documentary on the topic featuring a pioneer in gun printing in the United States. He believes that everyone should have access to a gun, and has devoted his career to making that happen.
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